What Is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma & Aesthetics
Your own blood, specifically the platelets, can be used to reduce hair loss, skin laxity and for rejuvenation. Commonly treated areas are the scalp (for men and women in hair loss), and in facial, neck, décolleté, and hand rejuvenation.
Using a blood draw collection tube, a small amount of the patient’s own blood is drawn and then put in a centrifuge in order to separate the red cells and white blood cells from the plasma.
The remaining platelet concentrate and plasma are then collected into a syringe and injected into the tissue of concern.
What Are the Benefits of Adding PRP to an Aesthetic Treatment?
Well, a lot actually. When Platelet-Rich Plasma is injected into the appropriate areas, it stimulates the growth of new collagen & elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning sking, effectively revitalizing skin tissue, smoothing fine lines & wrinkles, and leads to naturally smooth and firm skin.
Because it boosts collagen, it’s also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone. It’s particularly good for people who suffer from rosacea, acne or who have acne scars.
PRP treatments are also used for hair re-growth due to hair loss or thinning.
Like with most collagen stimulating treatments, it takes several for results to start showing as far as the skin goes. Is it worth it? We believe so and have seen it.
The Science Platelet-Rich Plasma
Blood-Derived Growth Factors
The internal essence of your blood contains life-giving fundamental protein growth factors. PRP utilizes a leading-edge, patented technology that is specifically designed. With a simple, quick and advantageous process, we are able to derive a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich cells and create autologous platelet-rich plasma.
What’s the Process?
1. First we draw an amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
2. The blood is then placed into a centrifuge and spins at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.
3. The platelet-rich plasma is activated to release at least eight essential growth factors and signaling proteins. Platelet-rich plasma is a technology that deploys aspects of blood-based biochemistry. Because all constitutes retrieved in PRP are exclusively from the patient (autologous in origin), there is virtually no risk of intolerance. Nevertheless, before any treatment, disclose all the medications you are taking (including herbs) to your doctor.
Growth Factor Production Known Effects Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
Plays a significant role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation and differentiation during the remodeling phase. Stimulates keratinocyte and fibroblast production.
Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
Promotes angiogenesis which is the physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
An important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis that may help the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.
Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
Promotes angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization for the intricate process of Tissue repairing itself after injury.
Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the zone of injury. Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis.
Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
Activates fibroblast differentiation. Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.
Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
Stimulates granulocyte and macrophage proliferation for the growth of healthy tissue and blood cells.
Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
Keratinocyte migration, differentiation, and proliferations may optimize conditions for healing and the generation of new skin.
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