Platelet-Rich Plasma

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-Rich Plasma involves little risk. This is because nothing is being injected into the patient’s body that was not already there. This virtually eliminates the potential of an adverse reaction. The treatment starts by taking a small sample of the patient’s own blood, then separating platelets from Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP), RBC and centrifugation. Next, the PRP is collected and may be applied to the treated site. The whole preparation process only takes up to 20 minutes.

Platelet Rich Plasma is…

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.

Platelet Growth Factors

Upon activation, platelets release growth factors and other molecules. These growth factors are regeneration-promoting signalling molecules, such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF), Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) and others. These molecules are shown to regulate the healing cascade, including inflammation and cell proliferation.

How Platelet-Rich Plasma is used in Cosmetic Medicine

The most popular uses of PRP include:

  • Improving skin texture
  • Adding volume to the face, hands, and neck
  • Treating fine lines and wrinkles around and below the eyes
  • Plumping up undereye grooves
  • Minimizing wrinkles and lines around the mouth
  • Eliminating acne scars and stretch marks

Wondering if You are a Good Candidate?

Platelet-rich plasma treatments are ideal for individuals who are looking for a gradual improvement in their skin’s appearance and seeking noticeable natural-looking results. It is suitable for individuals with mild to moderate signs of aging, acne scarring, stretch marks and pigmentation issues. Candidates should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the procedure.

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