Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of platelets in the blood that are crucial to wound healing. When used for skin rejuvenation, PRP releases growth factors into the skin to expedite the body’s own repair process and stimulate new collagen and elastin.
PRP/PPP is used in aesthetic medicine to erase scaring, reduce fine lines, and heal sunspots, alopecia, balding, and even premature aging. This regenerative healing process lasts longer than traditional fillers and is the patient’s own blood platelets, which stimulates the body to heal more effectively and naturally.
When PRP is injected into the damaged area it stimulates the tendon or ligament causing mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As this collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the tendons or ligaments of the damaged area.
PRP works but it’s different from fillers and botox in that it’s a stimulator of tissue. Botox slows or completely paralyzes muscle so that it doesn’t move and therefore doesn’t result in wrinkling of the skin. Fillers provide immediate volume restoration by filling in wrinkles, folds, and depressions. PRP stimulates new tissue and boosts existing tissue. PRP can be injected into wrinkles, folds, and depressions but it can also be delivered into the skin to give an improved