PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
PRP therapy is the latest technology that utilizes your body’s own healing power to give you more youthful skin. PRP is harvested by taking a small amount of your blood and then placing the blood in a centrifugal machine that separates the plasma (or growth factor) from the rest of the blood. When PRP is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the treatment area, they release several enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells and growth factors to repair the damaged area. As a result, new collagen begins to develop. As the collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area.
PRP injections may be done in any area that is normally treated with fillers to stimulate the growth of new cells giving your skin a more youthful glow.
PRP therapy can be used to treat acne scars and decrease wrinkles in the nasolabial fold, under the eyes, and brown spots.
Results are generally visible at 4 weeks and continue to improve gradually over 3-6 months with improvement in texture and tone. Current data shows result last 18-24 months (of course, all individuals are different so there will be a variation from one person to the next).
If you have any questions about Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, please reach out to the team at Emerge Medical & Well Spa.