PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Treatments

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What Is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?

Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.

PRP is a natural product created from your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). This plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.

There are more and more benefits found with adding PRP to treatments. Commonly, patients get PRP facials with include microneedling. Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelifts combine a hyaluronic acid filler with PRP. PRP is also used for hair restoration, skin rejuvenation, O-shot and P-shot treatments that assist patients with sexual wellness. Patients who add their own golden plasma, the PRP, to their face and body therapy find they look even better several months after. The reason is the PRP stimulates their own skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grown new cells, improve vasculature and literally rejuvenate their skin.

Women who have had the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift treatment find their faces look even better several months after they have had the treatments. That’s because the plasma stimulates their skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate their skin. The new cell growth in your skin generated by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes. Botox and other filler treatments break down with time, but the Platelet Rich Plasma lasts and looks better as long as 18 months to two years.