Platelet Rich Plasma Transfer (PRP)
Now Available at Midwest Skin Institute!
Platelet Rich Plasma Transfer (PRP) is a skin rejuvenation treatment that can
improve your skin tone and enhance your natural radiance and luminosity.
This is because of the concentrated platelets and growth factors in your plasma which are regenerative and rich healing substances. Upon activation, platelets release growth factors and other molecules. These growth factors are regeneration-promoting signaling molecules, such as Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF), Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF), Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF), Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF) and others. These molecules are shown to regulate the healing cascade, including inflammation and cell proliferation. The best results are when you partner PRP with a dermal needling or laser fractional treatment, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Add in a dose of hyaluronic acid and you have the trifecta: glowing, firm and even textured skin.
PRP is a suitable treatment for women and men who are looking for a natural treatment for dull and aging skin, without a dramatic change in look. PRP harnesses your skin’s own healing powers to deliver more radiant looking skin without altering your facial shape or expressions. Consider the treatment a refresher rather than a total transformation. It’s one of the best options for improving neck skin, which is good news for this difficult area.
There are some medical conditions, such as blood disorders, that may make you unsuitable for treatment. Platelet Rich Plasma contains concentrated levels of your own platelets, which initiate the body’s repair system by releasing growth factors to trigger collagen production and new blood vessel formation. When PRP is introduced back into the skin, the growth factors stimulate collagen producing cells called fibroblasts in healthy individuals. Certain medical conditions, use of certain medications may make your platelets less effective.
Our staff will apply numbing cream to the area to be treated and take a small vial of blood from your arm in the same way we would for a normal blood test. Then we spin the vial in a centrifuge to separate your plasma from your red blood cells. This spinning process concentrates your platelets, which are the cell fragments that produce the growth factors that trigger healing. This rich nourishing fluid is then gently injected into the areas of concern on the face and neck and/or infused after a fractional laser treatment.
Estimated treatment time:
Roughly 2 hours.
Some people are good to go back to work the same day. Others will experience a little more redness, which can easily be covered by our breathable camouflage makeup.
As with any procedure involving needles, mild swelling and bruising are possible, especially if you are having injections. Bruising may last three to ten days.
We encourage everyone to avoid the sun and protect the skin by using high SPF sun block during the healing process.
It’s recommended that patients undergoing this procedure have three (3) treatments six (6) weeks apart.