Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections
Platelets are components of the blood responsible for healing and tissue regeneration. When PRP is injected or needled into the skin, it acts as a matrix that promotes your own collagen growth -- regenerating tissue to naturally soften wrinkles, tighten skin and even the skin’s tone. The PRP Protocol starts with drawing a sample of your blood, which is spun down using a specialized PURESPIN double filtration technique to separate the different components and extract the platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. This material, rich in growth factors, is then injected and/or microneedled into the skin to achieve its rejuvenating effect.
PRP injections can improve skin’s overall texture, tone, brightness and laxity, diminish lines around the mouth, cheeks and eyes, as well as reduce the appearance of pores. PRP therapy has also been shown to improve dark circles and reduce puffiness under the eyes and has been used effectively to treat uneven pigmentation and melasma. PRP is also used as a treatment for hairloss (see next section).
The treatment’s popularity stems from its efficacy, safety and its organic nature -- results are derived from utilizing your blood’s own repair machinery and growth factors instead of chemical compounds. Results begin to show 3-4 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time. Three sessions are generally recommended, spaced 1-2 months apart, to achieve an optimal outcome. PRP therapy can be combined with microneedling treatments, Fractora RF, laser procedures, as well as injectable fillers and Botox.