Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP is a recent technology that uses ingredients from your own blood to regenerate your skin and to rejuvenate collagen, resulting in vibrant, fresh younger looking skin. These ingredients reside within the fraction of your blood named “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP). PRP is enriched with platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Once injected into your skin, these substances will accelerate the normal healing process via new collagen formation at the injected area. Because your plasma (autologous) is used, there is no danger of disease transmission, anaphylaxis or neoplasia. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are ‘bioactive’ stimulators NOT a filler and it will increase collagen providing a gradual increase in skin thickness. Visible results appear after the first treatment session. PRP’s most exciting feature is that it is YOUR body, YOUR blood and YOUR plasma. Nothing artificial, nothing modified and therefore is 100% safe. It is the most natural way of rejuvenating. The Result: Youthful looking skin
What type of results can I expect?
For optimal results, a minimum of three (3) PRP treatments, each performed 6 weeks apart. Improvement of skin texture and tone are noticeable within 3 weeks. The results of the treatment will last approximately twelve (12) months. To keep the skin and face looking youthful, we also recommend that clients have follow-up injections yearly.
How does the procedure work?
At your first appointment, Dr. Dobrin will take down a detailed clinical history and discuss any other medical conditions that may be relevant to this treatment. Ten minutes prior to your PRP treatment, Dr. Dobrin will draw ten to twenty milliliters of your blood, like taking a standard blood test, causing minimal pain and thereafter the blood will separated into its ingredients. Today, platelet rich plasma can easily be separated from blood, through a process of centrifugation. A special machine called a centrifuge is used to separate the platelet rich plasma out, which is then injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss and/or wrinkles. Using your enriched plasma permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently. A single PRP treatment will take approximately 30 minutes. You can go straight back to work following the treatment, but be prepared for some swelling and bruising. The swelling and bruising can last up to a week in some patients and it is as a result of the activation of the cells caused by the injected platelets.