What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure which makes use of the patient’s own blood mixed with a product to promote collagen growth underneath the skin. It’s a revolutionary repair system that places growth factors in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
The healing properties of the blood components in PRP can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightening and toning skin
- Mild collagen and volume loss
- Crow’s feet and dark under eye circles
- Acne scarring
Treatment & Results
A small sample of blood is extracted from the patient’s arm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge for a few minutes and spun at high speed. A sterile syringe is used to withdraw only the PRP (platelet rich plasma) from the sample. The PRP is injected into the problem areas of the skin and surrounding cells reproduce.
The whole procedure only involves needle injections to the desired areas, requires virtually no healing time and also reduces possible side effects to a minimum.
A topical anesthetic cream will be applied before the start of the treatment in case of discomfort.
Patients will usually feel the immediate effects of PRP therapy after it is performed and during the next few weeks the collagen will begin to grow and generate more and more healthy cells underneath the skin.