Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that contains a concentrated source of autologous platelets. The platelets collected in PRP are activated by adding thrombin and calcium chloride which induces the release of these factors by degranulation of the alpha granules produced. Several forms of PRP or PRP-derived products exist for different conditions. PRP can be liquid or gel formed but a fibrin matrix is often used for meniscus repair, rotator cuff injury, and ACL reconstruction. PRP contains stem cells that are concentrated which allows for cell division for growth as well as being able to attract additional stem cells to the repair site. Regeneration occurs within the tissues and fibrils ensues while initiating growth and repair for up to (1) month after these injections. The result is new, healthy tissues that is permanent and is used aesthetically or medically dependent upon patient presentation.
Know your PRP. Not all PRP is created equal. Significant biological differences exist between PRP systems which may explain some variability in clinical outcomes.
What makes a high quality PRP treatment?
- A pure PRP treatment which removes most red and white blood cells
- A therapeutic dose of at least 1 billion platelets/ml
- A high dose of growth factors released at the treatment site
- A high platelet yield which recovers over 80% of platelets in your blood
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are effective for Treating:
- The eye area
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Improvement in skins tone & texture
- Full face Rejuvenation
- Dull dry skin
- Crepey neck
- Back of hands
How is PRP prepared?
We use EmCyte PurePRP® system technology, this treatment involves the collection of your blood (approximately 60mL) .
The PurePRP is characterized as a double-spin buffy coat product, with a low erythrocyte concentration and significantly reduced, pro-inflammatory, neutrophils.
The final PurePRP volume was standardized to 7 mL of PurePRP in all subjects.
A local anesthetic was applied in all facial areas for at least 30 min before the injection. Small aliquots of PurePRP, 1 mL insulin syringes, were administered intradermally and subcutaneously, using a 13 mm long 27G or 4 mm long 32G needle (depending on the thickness of the skin to be treated).
The PRP portion of your blood is then injected back into your skin to stimulate new collagen production, and to re-energize your cells into rejuvenating themselves. The product injected is 100% your own blood. Post-care will be given after the treatment.
After the treatment, your skin will be slightly pink and feel slightly sunburned. For most people, your skin will completely recover in 24-72 hours. Your body’s collagen production usually takes about 4-8 weeks, so you will continue to see improvements over this time. Daily applications of sunscreen protection were recommended.
How Many Injections Do I Need and How Long Does PRP Last?
Many patients experience significant results with one injection, but research suggests some patients and conditions require up to three injections for full effect.
For best outcome results, combining PRP with Microneedle for ultimate skin rejuvenation and to soften scars by introducing STEM CELLS for improved tone and texture.
Microneedling stimulates collagen growth mechanically while growth factors provide nutrients to stimulate stem cells to grow fresh collagen and elastin. They work synergistically and improve both regular and red scars.
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