The idea of using our own platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) for healing the body is not new. PRP therapy has been practiced in sports medicine for many years to help regenerate soft tissue, tendons and ligaments. Plasma is the clear portion of blood that’s rich in platelets. These are cells that release growth factors, substances which have the ability to accelerate repair after an injury. Platelets normally play a role in stopping bleeding and in repairing damaged blood vessels and other cells in the body. Used in cosmetic medicine, however, a PRP treatment harnesses the power of growth factors to improve the skin’s health and appearance. Treatment with PRP consists of two steps: preparing the platelet-rich plasma and then administering it to the intended area. First, blood is drawn from your arm and spun in a centrifuge to separate and collect the plasma component. Next, the plasma is either injected into the skin with a needle or cannula like dermal filler or applied topically as part of our Eclipse® MicroPen microneedling treatment. Learn more about platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) cost and see before and after photos, and location near me in the San Francisco Bay area
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy in combination with microneedling is most effective for improving skin texture, fine lines, deep wrinkles and various types of scars. Sometimes called the Vampire facelift, platelets are introduced into the dermis through the microscopic holes created by the MicroPen device. Once inside the body, the PRP stimulates healing, repair and regeneration of tissue that’s responsible for healthy, glowing skin. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Bar Rafaeli are big fans of this rejuvenating “Vampire treatment.” Treating dark circles under the eyes (tear troughs) with PRP injections can help with brightness, skin quality and texture. Once the platelets are reinjected into the skin they work to stimulate collagen synthesis and regeneration of new tissue. For best results, 3-4 PRP treatments are recommended because the results are cumulative with each session.
Side-effects and complications are incredibly rare with PRP. That’s the advantage of using your own blood and without introducing any foreign materials into the body. If you’re having PRP and Microneedling treatments simultaneously, then expect to have some minor redness and feeling of tightness in the skin immediately after the procedure. With PRP injections in the tear troughs there may be swelling and a slight risk of bruising (less risk with a cannula). Most of these usually resolve within 24-48 hours and patients can return to work the following day. At our Azala Medical Aesthetics clinic in San Francisco Union Square Dr. Mosser personally evaluates each patient. He’s committed to making sure our PRP treatment meets and exceeds their skin enhancement goals. We invite you to schedule an appointment today to discuss how this treatment can help you look better, PRP cost, financing options and special offers.
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed
* Individual results may vary, and not guaranteed.