Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Growth Factors
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
PRP treatment stimulates the growth of newer and healthier cells while healing damaged skin tissue, so that facial skin can appear to look fresher and newer than ever before.
The platelets and various natural growth factors and signaling proteins in our blood are harvested by a simple patient blood draw procedure, processed and concentrated.
We use the EmCyte and PURESPIN PRP kits – a double spin system that concentrates your platelets 6 to 8 times baseline and removes red blood cells. The lack of red blood cells helps prevent and reduce inflammation and pain during and post procedure. The high concentration of platelets improves the efficacy of the therapy. The resulting patient’s own PRP is then used to enhance micro needling, Vampire Facial, Vampire Face Lift, Vampire Hair Restoration, Vampire Breast Lift, O-Shot, P-Shot, spine injections, large and small joint injections, as well as a variety of other regenerative treatments to rejuvenate tissues and enhance results with minimally invasive techniques.
What are the potential side effects of PRP?
Because PRP involves injecting a substance into the skin, there are potential side effects. PRP is autologous, which means it contains substances that come directly from your own body. This reduces the risks for an allergic reaction that can occur from injecting other medications, such as cortisone or hyaluronic acid.
What is the downtown for PRP?
There is little to know down time. However, some bruising may occur.
If the PRP is done on the face the patient should avoid sunlight for up to 72 hours.
When should I expect to see full results from the procedure?
Results vary from patient to patient. However, PRP takes its full effect between 8 and 12 weeks after the procedure.
Patients will have before and after pictures taken the day of the procedure, 2-4 weeks after the procedure and then again 60 days after the procedure.