What is PRP?
Your blood is comprised of both liquids and solids. The solid components are white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Platelets work to enable blood clotting and also contain several growth factors. Plasma is the liquid component of your blood.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a special preparation of your own blood that has a high concentration of platelets suspended in plasma. Research shows PRP to be an effective treatment for boosting your natural healing process.
What skin concerns is PRP used to treat?
Part of the reason why PRP skin resurfacing is such a popular treatment option is because it can improve the appearance of many different skin concerns within a few treatment sessions. Some of the skin issues PRP can treat include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Moderate wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Uneven skin tone
- Enlarged pores
- Acne breakouts and scarring
- Irregular skin texture
How is the PRP treatment performed?
A small amount of your blood is drawn into a vial. The sample is placed into a machine called a centrifuge, which spins it at a high rate of speed. That centrifugal force separates the components of your blood, allowing the platelets to be extracted and placed back into the isolated plasma. The end result is a solution packed with powerful healing properties.
The PRP begins with microneedling. This process uses a medical device covered in tiny, sterile needles to create hundreds of micro injuries across the surface of your skin.
Each of those tiny puncture wounds acts as a channel into the deeper layer of your skin and underlying tissue. Smoothing the prepared platelet-rich plasma over your skin after microneedling allows the PRP to penetrate deep into those channels where it can go to work enhancing your natural healing response.
PRP injections are not painful. However, some patients experience some mild comfort during the microneedling process.
The results of your PRP treatment should be noticeable several days after your treatment. These results will continue to improve over several weeks.
You’ll experience a few days of mild peeling, redness, and sensitivity.
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