Platelet Rich Plasma

What is PRP?

 

Platelet Rich Plasma-  By-product of plasma that is rich in platelets using the patient’s own blood.

Platelets play an active role in wound healing not only through blood clotting, but through release of large doses of bioactive proteins, such as growth factors responsible for attracting macrophages, stem cells, and osteoblasts, which not only promote removal of necrotic tissue, but enhances and is critical for tissue regeneration and repair.

Once activated at the tissue level, platelets release contents and begin cascade of events that lead to collagen repair and stimulation.

When PRP is injected, it causes a mild inflammation that triggers healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the clot they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells to repair damaged area. As a result, new collagen formation occurs. As the collagen matures, it begins to shrink, causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area. This induces a remodeling of tissue to a healthier and younger state.

 

Benefits of “PRP”

 

-Improves skin texture

-Improves rosacea

-Improves hyperpigmentation

-Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles

-Increases volume, via increased collagen and elastin production

-Diminishing appearance of scars

-Improves under eye bags

-Stimulates hair growth

-Accelerates post-procedure recovery and reduces adverse events, such as erythema and edema, through increased wound healing (used in conjunction with lasers, peels, injectables)

 

Results:

 

Visible at 3 weeks and improve gradually over 3-6 months

Lasts up to 18-24mo.

Takes an average of 2-3 treatments, 4weeks apart.

Yearly touch-ups are recommended.

 

Contraindications:

 

Persons with any kind of blood disorder

Persons with Skin diseases

Cancer and Chemotherapy patients

Patients with Sever Metabolic and Systemic Disorders

Patients with Chronic Liver Pathology