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What is Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment?
Everyone’s blood is composed of the same key 4 components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Platelets are the essential component that PRP therapy relies on to potentially heal injuries and relieve pain, while plasma contains anti-inflammatory proteins.
Platelets are primarily recognized for controlling bleeding. However, they also release over 1500 growth factors and proteins that have been documented to facilitate wound healing and tissue repair. Platelet-rich plasma therapy works by isolating and concentrating the platelets within your own blood and selectively applying them to specific treatment areas. We routinely use PRP therapy during Facelift procedures to decrease swelling and bruising as well as to expedite the healing process. The use of PRP during Facelift also allows us to eliminate the use of post-surgical drains in most cases. For Microneedling procedures such as Morpheus8 and Fractora, we offer PRP therapy which is applied topically after the skin is penetrated. The PRP encourages the stimulation of collagen and elastin fibers due to its concentration of growth factors and stem cells.
What is Involved in the PRP Procedure?
During the PRP procedure, a sample of the patients’ blood is drawn from the arm (usually 30cc or about the volume of 2 tablespoons) and placed in a centrifuge. The blood is separated into two parts; whole blood and plasma. The plasma is then further processed to isolate the platelet-rich plasma which will be used for the PRP procedure. PRP can be applied topically, injected, or “sprayed” on open areas (such as during a facelift).
This revolutionary treatment uses the patient’s own blood to stimulate healing and cellular genesis
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The PRP treatment is routinely used in conjunction with facelifts, micro-needling procedures, and other treatments as a healing mechanism for patients. If you would like further information on this service, call (772) 221-9111 or click the button below to get a consultation!