PRP FOR FACIAL REJUVENATION
PLATELET RICH PLASMA
PRP for Facial Rejuvenation
Women who have had the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift treatment find their faces look even better several months after they have had the treatments. That’s because the plasma stimulates their skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate their skin. The new cell growth in your skin generated by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes. Botox and other filler treatments break down with time, but the Platelet Rich Plasma lasts and looks better as long as 18 months to two years. The FDA has not imposed regulations on the use of PRP because it comes from the patient’s own body and is not a drug. The use of PRP with other substances and some systems that prepare the PRP for use have been FDA cleared, so make certain the one your doctor recommends is one of them.
The plasma in the PRP stimulates the patient’s stem cells naturally and “wakes them up” causing them to produce more collagen, which is what makes the skin more youthful. The plasma contains molecules and proteins that provide nutrients to the skin’s cells, so it’s the healthiest, most natural way to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars and other effects of aging. Coupled with additional collagen, which is also natural to the body, it’s even more effective.
The PRP Facial and facelift, pair PRP with a treatment called Microneedling, which is collagen induction therapy. Most women who have tried the combination of collagen and PRP have given the treatment good to excellent reviews. The plasma in the PRP stimulates the patient’s stem cells naturally and “wakes them up” causing them to produce more collagen, which is what makes the skin more youthful. The plasma contains molecules and proteins that provide nutrients to the skin’s cells, so it’s the healthiest, most natural way to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars and other effects of aging. Coupled with additional collagen, which is also natural to the body, it’s even more effective.
Platelet Rich Plasma literally stimulates new cell growth in the patient’s body wherever it is injected. It helps the body heal itself the natural way without using chemicals or foreign substances of any kind. The possibility of an allergic reaction or infection is almost nil because the plasma comes from the patient’s own body. The growth factors and cytokines are signaling proteins and have a stimulating effect on the Stem Cells located within the targeted area.
Stem cells are found throughout the entire body and play a key role in repairing damaged tissue. In fact, the future of Regenerative Medicine includes the combination of PRP along with the administration of concentrated Stem Cells. The Platelets growth factors and signaling cytokines help stimulate stem cells; triggers the healing cascade, restores new blood growth, collagen synthesis, new cell growth, and new tissue regeneration.
PRP injections are simple office-based procedures. The patient’s own blood is drawn, similar to a lab test, and placed into a special syringe. The syringe is then placed into a centrifuge that will separate the PRP from the other blood components. The separated PRP is then drawn into another syringe used for injections. The entire process including the blood sample processing and the completion of the injections will take approximately 60 minutes.
With the injections of the PRP and after the scalp has been thoroughly numbed with local anesthetic, your physician will use a small needling device on your scalp for stimulation of the wound healing process. In any healing process, there is a sequence that the body follows in order to heal itself. The first phase is called the inflammatory phase. This is where all of the inflammatory factors initiate the cascade of the healing process. This is then followed by the regenerative phase where the platelets supply the growth factor and proteins called cytokines; which signal for the body’s own stem cells.
The theory behind Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is to promote repair of various structures by harvesting concentrated blood components and injecting them into damaged structures. The platelets act as a scaffold. Various growth factors and cytokines attract stem cells to the area. The stems cells adhere to the platelet scaffold and differentiate into various cells types. Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP) can also be harvested during the process and utilized for soft tissue problems (trigger points) and less problematic joints. PPP like PRP contains factors that promote angiogenesis, thereby increasing circulation to problematic areas.