PRP therapy is frequently mentioned in the news as a treatment athletes use for various injuries. However, PRP can also be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, and it can be used to rejuvenate aging tissues. At Biotech Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center, we are proud to offer PRP therapy for facial rejuvenation.
What is PRP?
PRP is prepared from the patient’s own blood. A normal blood sample is taken and in a quick, in-office procedure, the platelets are concentrated and separated from the rest of the blood. Platelets are small, formed elements in the blood that are essentially little bags of clotting factors, growth factors, and cytokines. Normally, their function is to treat acute injuries by rupturing and releasing their potent cocktail, which causes blood clotting and induces healing of the acute injury. However, doctors have found that preparation and injection of PRP can help rejuvenate aging tissues.
How Does PRP Induce Tissue Regeneration?
In addition to containing healing-inducing growth factors, PRP is rich in cytokines. During an acute injury, these cytokines attract immune system cells to fight off any invading bacteria, and they also attract stem cells to the site of the injury. When injected into aging tissues, PRP therapy releases its cytokines and attracts stem cells that can help rejuvenate the tissues.
PRP with Microneedling
PRP therapy can be used to improve the appearance of aging on the skin. If used in conjunction with microneedling, the results can be exponentially increased. Even PRP by itself is able to smooth rough skin texture, even skin tone, fade wrinkles and fine lines, reduce the appearance of scars, and stimulate collagen production for further radiance.