WHAT CAN PRP DO FOR YOU?
Is your skin tone simply not as healthy and smooth as it once was? Do the fine lines and sagging skin around your eyes, cheeks and mouth bother you? Have you noticed the puffiness and dark circles below your eyes? The best recommended solution to these types of skin issues is Platelet Rich Plasma. We use your own blood in order to regenerate their skin and stimulate collagen, making your skin healthier, younger looking.
PRP has been used in dentistry, reconstructive surgery and orthopedic medicine. Today, it is also being used in other branches of medicine including dermatology, cosmetic facial rejuvenation and skin wound healing. Research shows PRP generates new collagen when injected into the skin and re that PRP can ease sun damage as well as aging skin problems.
PRP is basically a natural product produced from your own body. Through a simple blood draw, a little amount of blood is drawn from an individual into a sterile tube. Using a centrifuge, the blood is spun down in order to take out and concentrate the stem cells, growth factors and platelets that are very important for tissue healing. This blood with a high percentage of platelets and growth factors is referred to as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
PRP is best known for its wonderful act of skin rejuvenation. When PRP is injected into skin, its high platelet concentration that stimulates the growth of new collagen, revitalizes skin and leads to a naturally smoother and firmer skin. As a result, PRP treatment gets rid of wrinkles and creates a smoother skin feel and tone.
PRP fuels collagen growth for absolute facial rejuvenation instead of individual wrinkle enhancement. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is recommended for faces that appear drawn, to soften below eye puffiness, enhance the overall skin tone, texture and tightness and seal skin areas where fillers are not able to reach. Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can be used together with PRP given that the two forms of skin treatment actually serve different purposes. The fillers will fill particular wrinkles while PRP will enhance overall wrinkle improvement.
There is enough evidence to show that Platelet Rich Plasma can be used to treat several skin issues such as Diabetic foot ulcers, bedsores, thermal burns, hair loss, superficial and surgical injuries and skin graft donor sites. Others include facial rejuvenation and post-traumatic scars.
- Enables high-platelet concentration compared to baseline
- Rapid and simple process - only one centrifugation
- Adjustment to a specific clinical application by controlling the final PRP volume
- Compatible with OR and/or doctor's office setting
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRP AND PRF
Both PRP (platelet rich plasma), and PRF (platelet rich fibrin) are platelet based growth factor treatments that are extracted using centrifuge. PRF is different from PRP in that there is no anticoagulant added during the spin, the avoidance of clotting is physiological and is achieved through negative charge of the collecting tube to mimic the conditions within our own blood vessels (their lining is negatively charged) that prevent fibrin from creating a clot within them, thus, obtaining a platelet rich injectable fibrin. Once PRF is injected in the tissue it transforms from liquid into a gel, which not only lead to filling of voids in folds and wrinkles but also provide a powerful regenerative matrix that releases platelets’ growth factors in a physiological controlled slow manner that enhances tissue regeneration is a better way than PRP.
In addition, the enrichment of platelets in these two products is not the same. In PRP, the platelets are enriched two to four times above the physiological concentrations available in blood and there are very few circulating blood stem cells. In contrast, PRF contains all the platelets with no elimination of the powerful regenerative matrix (fibrin) in addition to another very rich source of growth factors and tissue regeneration: the circulating blood stem cells.