PRP works by utilizing your own natural platelets to instruct the body to create new collagen for tauter, smoother and better-toned skin. The platelet solutions can be introduced with injections or can be used in conjunction with an automated microneedling system and as a topical solution.
PRP – which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma – is a rejuvenation technique used to enhance the shape of the face and restore volume. It is a simple in-office nonsurgical procedure which uses a concentrated platelet rich serum processed from your own blood. This aids in the natural collagen building process.
A small vial of blood is taken from your arm – less than that normally taken for routine blood tests. The blood is then placed in a vial and spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and plasma. The process concentrates the platelet count to about 10x normal. It is this platelet-rich plasma – often called “liquid gold” – that is then activated and injected into the skin – or applied topically in a surface regeneration action.
The serum is activated by the addition of simple calcium chloride. The activated plasma serum behaves the same way the body would respond if there were an actual injury – healing platelets rush in to create a rich fibrin mesh. This fibrin mesh in turn calls out to natural healing cells, releasing growth factors and stimulating the process of fibroblast production (the cells that create collagen) to energize and heal.
- Healthier appearance
- Thicker dermis (reducing wrinkles and scars)
- Improved tone and color