What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelet rich plasma derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells. It has a greater concentration of growth factors than whole blood and has been used to encourage a brisk healing response across several specialties, in particular, plastic surgery, dentistry, dermatology, and orthopedics.
Uses of PRP in rejuvenating skin:
As we age, our cells lose the ability to heal. We all know why it takes longer for everything to heal as we grow older. Growth factors present in rich concentration can help tissues heal faster. Whole blood has a large concentration of platelets that are very rich in at least 8-10 growth factors. By injecting plasma rich in platelets, we can help skin look younger. And we all know, that is what we are all looking for.
- PRP Facelift: As our face ages and we lose volume resulting in sagging, PRP can be used in conjunction with a filler like Juvederm, Vollure, or Voluma to enhance the results obtained just by fillers. Most fillers disappear but the growth factors promote rejuvenation and hence create a longer lasting result.
- PRP Facial: While having just a regular facial, why not use PRP to enhance your result to rejuvenate your skin?
- PRP with Microneedling: Microneedling creates microscopic trauma to your face, encouraging collagen cells to rejuvenate the skin. Why not take it a step further and use growth factors from PRP to diminish your wrinkles and improve the quality of the skin? It is a perfect solution for poor quality skin over the décolletage (upper chest).
- PRP for hair loss: PRP can be used in conjunction with microneedling and injecting in areas of hair loss on the scalp. The treatment helps both men and women and has been confirmed by clinical studies.
- PRP Female Sexual Shot: PRP and growth factors can be painlessly injected into the G spot area and you can experience much better sexual health. And sometimes a similar location around the bladder can be used to diminish urinary incontinence too.
- PRP Breast Lift: Injecting PRP with a filler can be used to enhance your upper breast area. What’s most magical about PRP is that it is non-surgical, requires no incisions and allows for near zero downtime.
PRP Injection Process
Here’s what to expect from a typical PRP injection process:
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 was 20 milliliters. This is slightly larger than one teaspoon. The blood is placed into a centrifuge. This is a machine that spins around very quickly, causing the blood components to separate. The separation process takes about 15 minutes. The separated plasma is prepared for injection into the affected area. The entire process typically takes around two hours and initial results are usually noticable within just a few days.