PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma ) for Skin Rejuvenation
PRP has been used for years to speed joint, tendon and tissue repair and is a popular treatment for athletes such as football players, golfers and basketball players. Now we can use the same technology for skin rejuvenation.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of platelets that are derived from your own blood. Concentrated platelets contain large reservoirs of growth factors that have the potential to greatly accelerate the normal healing process, naturally.
After a small vial of blood is taken from your arm – less than that normally taken for routine blood tests, the vial is spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and plasma.
After separating the cells and plasma, a small amount of platelets remain. The highly concentrated platelets — from 3 to 10 times that of normal blood — can be injected and applied to skin after the micropen procedure. Since the PRP is processed from the patients own blood, there is no risk of allergy or rejection with this treatment.
Your skin will look healthier with improved tone and texture. Wrinkles, scars and pigment will be reduced. Dr. Cobos will often combine the PRP procedure with fillers such as Voluma, Juvederm, or Radiesse, and after the Fraxel Dual or Fraxel CO2 procedure in order for patients to achieve the best results.
In addition to treating fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars, this procedure can be used on many parts of the body including the face, neck, crow’s feet area, under eye area, décolletage and hands.