What Is PRP Therapy?
PRP is Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special “factors,” or proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. PRP is produced by isolating plasma from blood and concentrating it.
Platelets in your blood are responsible for naturally promoting collagen production cell growth, blood vessel growth and repair and other anti-aging properties. A natural filler is created by separating these platelets from other blood cells, which is then used to rejuvenate the skin cells in targeted areas.
What Are The Benefits?
PRP improves overall skin texture, decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes, and plumps hollowing areas such as tear trough grooves, cheeks, and temples. PRP can also help smooth both acne and surgical scars.
PRP therapy can actually stimulate the body to produce collagen. Collagen is one of the most crucial substances for maintaining youthful, plump, and healthy skin. Unfortunately, though, collagen production slows down drastically as we age. PRP has been shown to be highly effective in stimulating the production of new collagen.
How Does It Work?
Here’s what to expect from a typical PRP injection process:
1. A healthcare professional will draw a sample of your blood. The amount of the sample depends on where the PRP will be injected. For example, the amount of blood taken for injection into the scalp for one studyTrusted Source was 20 milliliters. This is slightly larger than one teaspoon.
2. The blood is placed into a centrifuge. This machine spins around very quickly, causing the blood components to separate. The separation process takes about 15 minutes.
3. A technologist takes the separated plasma and prepares it for injection into the affected area.
4. Your doctor will then inject the PRP into the target area.
The full effects appear within a few weeks to months. Most patients who get the best results with 3 treatments. Results can last as long as 18 months.
If you would like to try PRP Therapy, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.