Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a skin care treatment that uses an extract of your own blood — which contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors and active proteins for tissue and injury healing.
When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, it prompts a localized stem cell response. The stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells known as fibroblasts.
The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged due to the aging process with healthy skin that appears refreshed, replenished and rejuvenated.
Who is a good candidate for PRP?
Patients who wish to use this procedure as a preventative option to improve skin texture, tone and overall quality of their skin are good candidates for PRP.
PRP gives patients of all ages a rejuvenating experience. Patients with chronic liver pathology, acute and chronic infections, platelet dysfunction syndrome are not good candidate for PRP.
What to expect during PRP Treatment
One of our dermolotolog at ESTEVIP will assess the degree of skin aging and perform a simple skin analysis before performing PRP treatment.
Your skin is first cleansed and prepared with a local anesthetic cream. Blood is taken from your arm and put in a test tube to be filtered. The Platelet Rich Plasma is then injected into any obvious lines or wrinkles. The remainder of the plasma is then injected over other areas of the skin.
The full procedure lasts about 45 minutes. Touch-up treatments are recommended after 18 months to enhance and maintain the results.