Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) FAQ
By now you have all seen videos on either Facebook, Instagram and even Snapchat of people with bloody faces and ask yourself...what in the world are they doing? Why would anyone want to look like they just walked out of a bad horror movie?
These women and men are doing a “PRP facial”, which is the hottest trending treatment in the aesthetic industry at the moment. To truly understand the benefits PRP can offer, it would be great to know what it stands for and what makes it so great. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and it is full of growth factors. For the longest time, science knew the role of platelets, was to create blood clots whenever there is an injury. However, in recent years we have learned that these platelets do so much more. Along with many growth factors for healing purposes, they can also stimulate new collagen production and improve elasticity. PRP has been used by sports doctors and surgeons for over a decade to help heal injuries. Thankfully the aesthetic world has finally caught up! That is what makes Platelet Rich Plasma your secret liquid gold.
Anytime you have an injury, your body will send growth factors to the area to heal that tissue. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which is why most of the treatments we do at Renew Laser & Skin targets the stimulation and reproduction of collagen. With PRP, we are drawing your own blood, spinning it down and concentrating those growth factors. When applying those concentrated growth factors in target areas, we are able to get better results, faster results, and longer-lasting results. The best part is that since it’s your own blood, there are zero reactions or complications.
In our office, we use PRP for hair growth, treatment of pigmentation, scar tissue, fine lines, andwrinkles as well as an anti-aging treatment. We use it on the face, neck, chest, abdomen..you name it and we’ve done it. PRP can be customized for each of our patients. Wondering if it’s something for you? Come in for a free consultation and let us help you explore the potential for PRP in your own body.
-Dr. Dhara Patel