Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP, is a non-surgical method of skin rejuvenation that uses your own blood to improve the appearance of facial tissue.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy is for people who are in good health and do not have any serious skin conditions. The people who tend to see the most benefit with this treatment are those with aging, crepey skin.
How Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Performed?
A small amount of your blood is drawn and is then placed in a centrifuge and spun to separate the platelets and plasma from the other components of the blood. The platelets contain several growth factors that can help stimulate cell growth, collagen and tissue regeneration. After the plasma and platelets are separated from the rest of the blood, they are injected into areas where you want to have more youthful skin.
This procedure is often combined with microneedling to maximize results.