PRP: Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma is a designer procedure in which the body’s own PRP is used to re-energize cells and boost collagen production. Also known as the “Vampire Facial”, PRP facial rejuvenation is a leading–edge procedure that harnesses the healing power of platelets and growth factors from your blood to stimulate a stem cell response. These stem cells help you to grow new collagen and blood vessels, repair and regenerate damaged skin, and help slow and reverse the signs of aging.
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Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma. PRP is a concentration of the fundamental protein growth factors which have been proved to be actively secreted by platelets to initiate all wound healing. PRP includes three blood proteins: fibrin, fibronectin, and vitronectin. Because all constituents retrieved in PRP are autologous in origin, the risk of a local immunological reaction is ruled out. The preparation of the PRP required for treatments is simple, rapid and advantageous. When we inject the PRP into the skin, we increase the rate of healing and tissue restructuring.
From the centrifuged blood of the patient, we can obtain, in a specific tube, a plasma, with platelets and white cells separated from the red cells by a gel. Once we have this plasma, we can inject it into the patient’s skin in different ways: nappage, mesotherapy and/or fillers.
Mesotherapy involves injecting plasma just under the surface of the skin – the mesoderm. This multiple injection treatment can be done on the face (cheeks, eyelid, chin, forehead, lips), décolleté, back of hands, arms, legs, and buttocks, procuring a regenerative and a rejuvenating effect.
The Benefits of Combining Micro-Needling and PRP Therapy
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