As part of the body’s capacity to heal itself, platelets are known to release a variety of factors that respond to tissue injury, where they initiate and promote healing. By concentrating platelets at a particular site, such as in the face, practitioners have the potential to enhance the body’s natural capacity for healing. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are used in the same way, and are particularly good for improving texture, tone, and color of the skin. These injections are crucial as a rejuvenating agent because they can greatly improve skin color, elasticity, and smoothness due to newly formed blood vessels and collagen.
There are plenty of dormant stem cell under the skin that heals skin when it is damaged. PRP stimulates stem cells to help the body grow new and younger skin. These PRP injections help produce new tissue and collagen formation because they contain at least eight growth factors work continuously to build volume and act as an overall rejuvenating agent.
PRP is then performed by drawing a sample of blood. The blood is then placed into a centrifuge and spun rapidly in order to separate the platelets from the other blood components. Once isolated, the platelets are activated to produce platelet-rich plasma, which contains the growth factors. The final step involves injecting the PRP into areas of the face to restore volume and creating a more natural and youthful looking face.
PRP injections are completely natural. There are no animal or foreign components virtually eliminating the risk of an allergic or adverse reaction. The numbers of treatments required are based on one’s specific needs. Most people need 1 to 3 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart for maximum benefit.