Your blood is made up of cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and the liquid portion known as plasma. Platelets are the specialized cells that promote healing.
To create the Platelet Rich Plasma that is used to return a more youthful look to your skin, we draw some of your blood, which then goes through a process where the growth factors and platelets are separated from other cells, creating a super-concentrated solution, or “PRP”. The PRP is topically applied to the treated area and combined with our microneedling procedure to encourage skin penetration and release of growth factors to naturally enhance the production of collagen and elastin. This procedure also helps to quicken the healing process and is the gold standard in microneedling procedures.
***As an add on to the procedure, we recommend PRP injections for facial rejuvenation. This is done prior to the microneedling procedure by one of our Doctors. The PRP is injected as a natural filler for the induction of collagen and elastin to give skin a smoother and younger-looking appearance.
Over the next 6 – 12 months, the growth factors within the PRP stimulate the production of collagen deep below the surface, which grows new tissue that provides smoother, younger and healthier looking skin. Since we are using your own blood, there are no risks as there can be with other facial rejuvenation injections.