Platelet Rich Plasma
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used in conjunction with skin rejuvenation treatments to leverage the body's natural healing processes. Plasma is a component of our blood that contains special growth factors and proteins which aid in clotting and promote healing. PRP is produced by isolating plasma and concentrating it! When injected into the skin or used topically with microneedling, PRP stimulates the body to produce new, healthy cells and promotes healing.
Platelet rich plasma is called "liquid gold" for good reason!
What can PRP do for me?
- Increase collagen production
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighten and firm skin
- Improve moisture retention
- Improved hydration & moisture retention
- Reduce hyperpigmentation
- Improve texture and tone
- Produces natural, long-lasting results
- Reduces downtime after treatments
- Hair restoration
How does Dear Me use PRP?
-Add PRP to a microneedling treatment to target pigmentation or melasma and speed recovery!
-PRP is injected into the scalp in areas where hair is thinning or receding to stimulate hair growth!
-PRP can also be injected into areas of the face to boost collagen and elastin production. Common areas treated are the under eyes, nasolabial folds, lip and marionette lines.
What to expect with your PRP treatment
Here’s what to expect from a PRP injection process:
1) A nurse will draw a sample of your blood. The amount of the sample depends on where the PRP will be injected. For example, the amount of blood taken for injection into the scalp is 20 millilitres.
2) The blood is placed into a centrifuge. This machine spins around very quickly, causing the blood components to separate. The separation process takes about 10 minutes.
3) Your treatment provider will take the separated plasma and prepare it for injection into the affected area. (Healthline.com)
There is minimal downtime associated with PRP.
The days following your treatment you will want to treat your skin gently using only gentle skincare products recommended by your provider at Dear Me.
The most common side effects experienced after microneedling are redness, warmth or sensitivity and mild peeling a few days later. Your skin will typically heal and be back to normal in 3-5 days.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is often referred to as Liquid Gold for the skin.