Platelet Rich Plasma PRP
Everything You Need To Know About PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) is an autologous(from your own body) procedure, concentrating a high dose of platelets in a small amount of plasma. This is done by drawing a small amount of blood and centrifuging to separate the plasma from the red blood cells. A buffy coat of platelets will form in between the plasma and the red blood cells. The plasma and buffy coat are drawn off and used.
How Does PRP Work?
Platelet Rich Plasma is concentrated with growth factors. These growth factors are healing agents within the body. When a micro injury occurs, the growth factors signal to the other healthy cells in the body to start healing and help produce healthy tissue. When platelet rich plasma comes in contact with the collagen layer of the skin, it activates, and the healing process begins. Creating new collagen, vascularization, skin cells, hair follicles. Utilizing your own body’s PRP, you can fight the aging process
Is all PRP the same?
No. Tube Systems(gel separator) do not get high enough concentrations and some are not FDA cleared for reapplication to the body. A vial that produces a buffy coat of platelets will yield the best PRP for all applications.
Why the PRP kit matters?
In order for PRP to be effective the kit must produce a high enough concentration of platelets to elicit a response. For aesthetics 3-5 billion platelets is appropriate. The kit must be FDA cleared, sterile and pyrogen free. The kit must be a closed system to avoid contamination.
What skin conditions will PRP help with?
Alopecia, Acne Scars, Redness, Fine Lines, Dark Spots, Stretch Marks, Sexual Wellness, Toning and Tightening, Anti-Aging
How often should PRP treatments be given?
1 treatment per month for 3-4 months. Treatment regimen varies with every application.
What is the recovery time with a PRP treatment?
Little to no downtime. Patients can resume normal skin/hair care within 24-48 hours.
Why add PRP treatments to your practice?
Affordable treatment options. Many ways to utilize PRP as a treatment. Treat all skin types. Can incorporate PRP with other aesthetic therapies. It’s a natural treatment option for your patients.