Platelet Rich Plasma(PRP) utilizes the body’s natural healing process. PRP is a concentration of platelets that are injected into the body to promote tissue repair and accelerate healing. Platelets are rich in growth and healing factors. PRP was made popular by professional athletes through its treatment of season-ending symptoms including swelling, stiffness, inflammation, tenderness and pain. From there PRP has morphed into aesthetic practices.
PRP when injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerate tissue, and thus acts to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. PRP is gaining in popularity for the same reasons athletes chose it because of the organic nature and because it works.
PRP therapies are now used in procedures such as: hair restoration, facials/facelifts, breast enhancement, O Shot, and the P Shot among others. Platelet rich plasma literally stimulates new cell growth wherever it is injected. It helps the body heal itself the natural way without using chemicals or foreign substances of any kind, reducing the possibility of an allergic reaction or infection is almost nil because the plasma comes from the patient’s own body.
PRP effects are lasting. Women who have used PRP for facelift treatment found that their faces look better several months after the treatments. This is because the plasma stimulates their skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate the skin. This new cell growth can take weeks to months, which is why it looks better over time. Botox and other filler treatments break down over time, but the PRP lasts and looks better as long as 18 months to 2 years.
PRP can be combined with other therapies to enhance its effects, i.e. microneedling. PRP contains molecules and proteins that provide nutrients to the skin’s cells, so it is the healthiest, most natural way to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and other effects of aging.