Your blood naturally contains platelets which serve a vital role in the healing process. Platelets are rich sources of proteins called growth factors. Just as their name implies, growth factors stimulate the growth of new cells and tissues throughout your body.
Platelet-rich plasma is blood plasma that contains a higher concentration of platelets than normal blood. PRP is widely used for relieving pain and healing musculoskeletal injuries and health conditions like arthritic joints.
When Dr. Perrin uses PRP for aesthetic procedures, it’s injected into your skin and the platelets do their normal job, promoting fresh blood supply and triggering new tissue growth to replace old tissue.
PRP comes from each person’s own blood. The staff at PerrinMD draw a small amount of your blood, then use a centrifuge to separate the platelets from your plasma and other blood cells. The extracted platelets are mixed back in with some of your plasma (the liquid portion of your blood) to create your PRP injection.
You don’t need to worry about your body being compatible with the PRP you receive or having a reaction to it, because it comes from your own blood.
PRP works well for rejuvenating skin and restoring a more youthful appearance in many areas of your body. No matter where it’s injected for an aesthetic procedure, PRP stimulates the production of new collagen, as well as regeneration in the surrounding tissues. It improves blood flow by promoting the growth of new capillaries. As a result, the quality of your skin is restored.
You may achieve the following with PRP treatment:
PRP procedures take about an hour to complete. Your skin may be red or a little tender afterwards, but it doesn’t last long. Dr. Perrin talks with you ahead of time, so you’ll know what to expect and you’ll have plenty of time to ask questions.