PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is gaining popularity in many medical and cosmetic fields — and for good reason. The process, which uses your own blood to ensure its compatibility with your body, can promote healing in targeted areas. In aesthetic use, it can rejuvenate your skin and help you heal after your treatments.
The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine in Matthews, North Carolina, provides PRP to boost the efficacy of skin resurfacing treatments like microneedling. If you’re unhappy with the tone, texture, and appearance of your face, rejuvenating your skin with microneedling and PRP can completely overhaul your complexion.
An Overview of PRP
If you’re hesitant to try PRP treatments, or you just want more information before diving in, here’s a brief overview of microneedling with PRP.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma is a substance made from your own blood. Within your blood, you can find red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in plasma. The platelets are responsible for responding to injuries; they encourage clotting, growth hormones, and healing.
PRP preparation works by separating these platelets from red and white blood cells and then concentrating them in plasma.
How is PRP created?
The process of creating PRP is simple. First, your technician draws a small amount of blood, likely from the vein on the inside of your arm, and then spinning the blood in a centrifuge separates your blood’s components. Once we isolate the platelets, we suspend them in the plasma, and you have your own personalized PRP serum.
How does PRP work?
Platelets contain growth factors, which can signal your body to begin the healing process and encourage cellular turnover. When PRP is injected or applied topically after a resurfacing procedure, it goes to work to boost the healing process and create healthy new cells.
Because PRP is made from your blood, it has immediate compatibility with your body. Your body automatically recognizes the platelets and begins using them.
Is PRP right for me?
The wonderful thing about PRP is that it’s technically right for everyone. It’s made using your own blood, so there’s practically no chance of an adverse reaction. Your microneedling treatment might lead to redness, swelling, and skin sensitivity, but the PRP serum helps speed up healing to reduce these side effects.
If you’d like to learn more about platelet-rich plasma, or if you’re ready to jump right in and begin facial rejuvenation treatment, contact The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine today. You can reach us by calling 704-912-5928, or request an appointment online.