GMA PRP Skin Rejuvenation
GMA PRP Skin Rejuvenation
WHAT IS AUTOLOGOUS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)?
Plasma (blood) is a liquid that contains various small components, including red cells, white cells and platelets. While platelets play a vital role in clotting blood, it also contains healing growth factors. Those growth factors are like signal callers that give instructions to your tissue to regenerate and multiply. This has led different fields of medicine to utilize PRP to heal wounds, speed up recovery time and regrow healthier, stronger tissue.
In order to derive platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the small amount of blood that is extracted, we must go through a specialized process known as centrifuge. The centrifuging process will allow for the separation of PRP from the platelet-poor plasma (PPP), creating a gel-like serum that is highly concentrated in platelets. A high concentration of growth factors in the blood translates to effective healing and skin rejuvenation.
Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is processed from the patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
HOW DOES PRP HELP
WITH AGING SKIN?
The skin ages from a combination of factors, including natural aging over time, and environmental damage such as smoking, pollutants and particularly UV exposure. These factors impair the structural integrity of the skin, causing skin to wrinkle and sag. The PRP treatment works by stimulating cellular growth and collagen production to reverse signs of aging. Following PRP treatment, many patients notice significant improvement in texture, tone, and restoration of facial volume.
PRP treats various signs of aging including:
•Fine lines and wrinkles
•Rough skin and uneven texture
HOW IS PRP APPLIED TO SKIN?
There are two ways to treat the skin with PRP:
1. The PRP can be directly injected with a syringe into areas on the face and body where sagging, wrinkles and other signs of aging and damage have occurred. Common facial areas to inject are tear troughs, nasolabial folds and cheeks.
2. When PRP is done with microneedling (aka GMA Bloody Facial), it can also be topically applied. The microchannels created from microneedling will allow for effective penetration of the PRP.
BEFORE & AFTER
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma.
How do we harvest PRP?
Step 1: Utilizing a specialized blood collection tube from the Eclipse PRP® kit, a practitioner draws a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.
Step 2: The tube is then placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from the other components of the blood.
Step 3: Once the platelets are concentrated into the plasma they can be applied to the patient. Activation causes platelets to release essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are responsible for the wound-healing process.
How long does the PRP process take?
The blood draw takes just a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation. The time involved in the application varies based on which procedure is being performed
How many PRP sessions are required?
We can create a treatment plan based on your individual needs.
Can a PRP procedure be painful?
Eclipse PRP® is close to a physiologic pH, which means the product is less likely to cause a stinging or burning sensation. There may be some temporary discomfort or possible redness and inflammation at the application site, but quickly resolves.
Is PRP safe?
Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is produced from a patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.