Cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Facial Rejuvenation

What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a regenerative therapy that utilizes the patient’s own blood to create an injectable solution containing an enhanced concentration of the patient’s own platelets. In order to concentrate the platelets, the whole blood sample is spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the serum. The prepared PRP solution is then injected back into the patient’s body at the target area increasing the concentration of bioactive proteins that act as a catalyst for accelerating the wound healing process. Growth factors released by the platelets stimulate the migration of stem cells to the injured area which can differentiate into chondrocytes, endothelial cells and other cell types that can help to increase collagen and elastin.

Platelet Rich Plasma for the Facial Rejuvenation
If you suffer from acne, redness, scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, dark circles or other signs of aging on the face, neck, décolletage or hands, you may be a candidate for platelet rich plasma skin rejuvenation. This therapy may also benefit patients who want to lighten stretch marks. Thanks to our state of the art mesotherapy injector this treatment is virtually painless, completely natural and does not require the use of topical or local anesthetics. There is very little down time after treatment and patients can wash their face approximately 12 hours following the procedure. For optimal results, please refrain from putting makeup on your face prior to treatment and continue to refrain for 24-48 hours afterward.

How is this procedure performed?
A minimal amount of blood is drawn from the patient and processed in office to create the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). This solution is then redistributed over the target area as the mesotherapy injector creates tiny punctures in the skin which signal the body to begin the healing cascade.

How many treatments will I need?
Optimal results occur with a series of 3-6 treatments spaced 6 weeks apart, depending on the target area. Single treatment sessions are available as well as packages of 3 treatments.

Do you want to learn more about the benefits of cosmetic PRP treatment? Call to schedule a new patient consultation with one of our doctors to see if you are a candidate. Dr. Leanne Florence, ND and Dr. Lauren Cottom, ND are trained in this therapy.