Using your own blood product for healing and rejuvenation is a concept originating from wound healing and orthopedic research. When whole blood is separated into its components by centrifuge, the liquid portion containing platelets, plasma, and dissolved naturally-occurring growth factors can be isolated. This PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is highly beneficial in reversing many of the signs of aging. Typical benefits include increased smoothness, improved elasticity, and “that healthy glow”. These changes are related to the amount of PRP that penetrates the outer skin layer, thereby activating the existing multipotent stem cells to develop and stimulate new collagen, healthier connective tissue, more micro blood vessels, and new micro fat cells, all that regularly repairs older skin. Depending on the individual and the specific procedures, these effects improve for 2-3 months, and last for up to 2 years.
How is PRP Obtained?
One or two tubes of blood are drawn from an arm vein. These are then spun in a centrifuge for 10 minutes, separating the platelets plasma and growth factors from the rest of the blood. The PRP is then applied to the treated skin, either topically or by injection. Major benefits include improved skin texture and tone, reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, regrowth and thickening of lost or thinning hair, and improvement of scar treatments and stretch mark treatments.
How is PRP Given?
The skin normally functions to prevent things from entering the body. By introducing PRP through therapeutic breaks in the skin, the PRP can do its magic.
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