Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
What It Is
Many may be wondering what platelet-rich plasma is…
Platelets are a nutrient-component in the blood responsible for repairing tissue. When applied directly to soft tissues, these platelets release reparative, rejuvenating hormones in the area.
To create PRP, the patient’s own blood is drawn and then separated into platelet-rich and platelet-poor components. The separation is done with a centrifuge and a test tube. The resulting platelet-rich plasma is then used to rejuvenate the face or scalp in the comfort of our office.
To rejuvenate the face, the platelet-rich plasma is injected in a grid over the area of interest. This kick-starts the skin into a regenerative phase. The skin then attracts vascularity, deposits collagen and elastin, and takes on a more youthful character. It helps plump the skin to treat texture, fine lines, and volume. Women who have had the PRP facelift treatment find their faces look even better several months after the treatments. That’s because the plasma stimulates the skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate the skin. The new cell growth in your skin generated by the PRP takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes.
There can be many causes of dark circles under the eyes. But for those that are more pigment-related, platelet-rich plasma is injected under the skin around the eyes. Over time, the plasma stimulates the skin and causes it to go into a regenerative phase. The plasma also scours skin pigments that create the circles and grows healthy skin to help remove the dark circles.
At Skinpeccable, we are using PRP to awaken quiescent hair follicles and restore thinning hair. An application of PRP stimulates hair follicles to grow hair. It acts as an adjunct to hair replacement and thickens hair rather than growing it from a bald spot. This can be particularly effective along the eyebrows and scalp.
Check out these amazing before and after photos!