What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment is used to significantly enhance and speed up the body’s healing process. PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma, is a preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors from your own body that are concentrated into a plasma solution. In aesthetics and anti-aging medicine it is usually infused into the deeper skin layers by microneedling. Microneedling produces microscopic holes or drains that the PRP can flood down through and reach the area that collagen is formed. These microscopic holes close back up in 15 to 30 minutes. The procedure is pain free. The PRP serum that’s infused is extracted from the patient’s own blood and is activated to release at least sixteen essential growth factors and stem cells. Since PRP is derived from the patient, there is no risk of an allergy or intolerance. Consider PRP as the “High Octane Fuel” to ignites massive production of collagen.
What is it used for?
We can utilize PRP therapy to treat many issues, such anti-aging facial rejuvenation, texture, acne, acne or other scarring, chronic redness, hyper pigmentation, stretch marks and even thinning of hair! It is also commonly known as the “vampire facial”, however with our physician-performed procedures, we use all medical-grade technology for our in-house PRP Treatment. Our lab is on site. Your blood is drawn by medical staff. The production is done in-house under medical supervision and our equipment, the Dermapen4, is cutting edge. We are one of only five providers of Dermapen4 in the United States.
What Does Microneedling Do?
Our team also offers microneedling without PRP infusion. Microneedling is a non-surgical facial rejuvenation technique. We use our Dermapen4 microneedling equipment to tiny punctures in the skin at precise depths ranging from .2 to 2.5 millimeters. Each tiny puncture signals the body to generate collagen to that area, activating the body’s healing and restoration processes.
We use a Dermapen4 microneedler, which is for physician-use only. 16 micro-needles oscillate rapidly and are gently moved and applied across the entire treatment area. Patients report that they feel hardly any discomfort, as we numb your skin prior to treatment with a cream that we have compounded specifically for our clinic allowing for the best numbing possible. Healing time is relatively quick, with the only side effects being minor irritation and redness for 24 to 48 hours.
When micro-needling therapy is combined with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment, collagen production is increased nearly 100 fold and the skin heals more quickly and makes a dramatically increased amount of collagen.