Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is prepared by drawing a patient’s own blood, placing it into a centrifuge, which separates the PRP from the blood. This concentrated portion of the blood, PRP, plays a key role in the body’s natural healing process. PRP contains highly concentrated amounts of natural growth factors and other cytokines that promote the regeneration process of soft tissues. The PRP is applied directly to the channels that were created from the micro-needling to further stimulate the natural healing process and creation of collagen.
A procedure that has been used successfully for years to heal sports injuries is now becoming the treatment of choice by women and men to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, sun damage, dark circles under the eyes and even hair loss restoration! PRP is gaining in popularity for the same reasons athletes chose it: because of its organic nature and because it works. The possibility of side effects is practically nonexistent because the body is unlikely to reject its own blood.
Micro-Needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, lax skin, sun damaged skin, large pores, and uneven skin texture. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer fine lines, wrinkles and scars. Micro-Needling is even more effective when combined with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) which uses your body’s own healing ability to enhance and speed recovery time.