Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections as a stand-alone treatment for the face stimulates new collagen, enhances microcirculation and regrowth of new healthy skin. Platelet-Rich Plasma is also commonly used for popular treatments like Vampire Facial® and the Vampire Facelift®.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma that contains various growth factors. Using PRP in combination with Micro-needling can help remodel and repair skin damage and create new skin.
How is the PRP collected?
Step 1: Utilizing a specialized blood collection tube, a practitioner draws a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
Step 2: The tube is then placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from other components of the blood.
Step 3: Once the platelets are concentrated into the plasma they can be applied to the treatment area. Activation causes platelets to release essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are responsible for the healing process.
Who is a candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are a great option for almost anyone because it is a natural procedure with minimal side effects.