What is PRP?
PRP, also known as stem cell therapy, is an innovative, organic procedure that uses the body’s own plasma to support and stimulate natural healing, renewal, and cellular growth. PRP is not meant to replace aesthetic procedures, but rather, to enhance and improve results, and promote quicker healing. A revolutionary PRP treatment that uses your own blood platelets to stimulate tissue regeneration, cell growth and collagen production. The results are truly remarkable with improvement in your skin’s tone, texture, and overall quality. It may be used in your face, neckline and hands for all-natural rejuvenation from the inside out.
Arthrex Personalized Cell Therapy (PCT) is a PRP procedure that harnesses the body’s own healing and regeneration process. By injecting endogenous PRP at the treatment site, healing and regeneration of tissue can be stimulated on a purely natural basis.
- If you have mature skin or aging skin
- Women with thinning hair
- Hair loss
- Alopecia (hereditary and non-hereditary)
- (Chronic) wounds
- Sun damaged skin or sun spots
- Wrinkles, fine lines, scars on the face, neck, and hands
- Crepey or sagging skin due to aging
- Crow’s feet or dark circles under the eyes
- Dull, rough, or sallow skin tone and texture
- Acne scarring
Improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months. The effects of Cosmetic PRP can last 12 months to two years, depending on the individual. While it creates a longer-lasting effect on the skin, it does take time to work. For women looking for an immediate effect, Cosmetic PRP can be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers for quick volume correction. Fillers provide a matrix for building new collagen and can be used to accelerate and sustain the benefits of Cosmetic PRP
- Body’s own substances, therefore comparably safe and well tolerated “Naturally” beautiful appearance
- Gradual effect
- Quick and easy (30 min.)
- Possibility to combine various treatments (e.g., laser, microneedling, etc) with platelet-rich plasma
What to Expect with your PRP Proceedure
During, or before, the time the blood is drawn the nurse will apply numbing cream all over the patient’s face and neck and let sit for about 15 minutes. Your nurse will wipe off the numbing cream and concentrate on the patient’s face in zones by rubbing the PRP onto the face and passing over each section with a micropen to create micro-channels for the PRP to enter more deeply into the skin. The science is the micro-channels act as mini-injuries, prompting your skin to produce extra collagen to repair itself. The micro-channels allow for the better penetration of PRP, or sometimes the micropen used in conjunction with pure hyaluronic acid or growth factors.
Individual recovery time may vary, typically it takes 2-3 days to return to social activities, with optimal results being evident within 5-6 weeks. For PRP and facial treatmets we recommend avoiding wearing makeup for a few days after the procedure. Your skin will be regenerating new skin cell growth so it will need extra protection from sun. We also recommend avoiding, sun exposure for 4 weeks, Wear a broad-spectrum sunblock with a minimum SPF of 30. The primary active ingredients of your sunblock should include zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
Before / After
Commonly Asked Questions
PRP treatment and microneedling
AT GraceMed we use a PRP in combination with microneedling to ensure maximum outcomes. Microneedling gives skin the added stimulus to boost collagen production along with the use of the nutrient-rich platelets — making for an optimum result.
How long does PRP treatment process take?
Depending on your proceedure PRP therapy takes approximately 90 minutes including preparation, treatment, and recovery time. The treatment is typically performed during an office visit with no need for downtime.
How does PRP work to rejuvenate the skin?
The platelets in PRP are nutrient-rich cells that stimulate the regeneration of the underlying structural integrity of your skin. These growth factors work to stimulate the release of the skin’s own stem cells encouraging the skin to create new blood vessels, stimulate new collagen growth, and grow new skin cells.