Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Facial Rejuvenation

Platelet Rich Plasma for the Skin
If you suffer from acne, redness, scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles or other sings of aging on the face, neck, décolletage or hands, you may be a candidate for platelet rich plasma skin rejuvenation. This therapy may also benefit patients who want to lighten stretch marks. We use a state of the art mesotherapy injector and topical cream may be used to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.  There is minimal down time after the treatment. Patient can wash their face approximately 12 hours post treatment. For optimal results, please refrain from putting makeup on your face prior to treatment and continue to refrain for 24-48 hours afterward.  

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a regenerative therapy that uses the patient’s own blood to create an injectable solution containing a high concentration of platelets. To concentrate the platelets, the blood sample is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. The platelets along with some plasma (PRP) are then injected back into the treatment area. PRP contains nutrients in the plasma as well as from the platelets, which help to speed the healing process by providing a high concentration of healing factors, but also by stimulating the body to bring nutrients to the area. Growth factors released by the platelets help bring stem cells to the injured area, which can then become different types of cells that the body needs to heal. For example, chondrocytes to help heal cartilage, and endothelial cells to help promote new blood vessel formation. The benefits of PRP include increased blood flow and circulation, enhanced tissue repair and wound healing, collagen and elastin matrix remodeling, and faster recovery from injury.

 

How are these procedures performed?
A quick blood draw is performed, and the blood is processed in office to create the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This solution is then redistributed over the treatment area by injecting the PRP into the treatment area, either by SkinPen, meso gun, or manual needling.  A topical numbing agent is used to reduce discomfort. The controlled micro-injury signals healing processes in the body, drawing nutrients and growth factors to the treatment area.

Do you want to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic PRP treatment? Call to schedule a new patient consultation with one of our doctors to see if you are a candidate. Dr. Leanne Florence, ND and Dr. Lauren Cottom, ND are trained in this therapy.  Dr. Lauren Cottom ND  is performing microneedling (collagen induction therapy) treatments with the SkinPen device.