Platelet Rich Plasma
501C Memorial Drive Extension Greer, SC 29651
Phone: +1 864-520-2836
Fax: +1 864-752-1632
Aging skin loses elasticity, has a decreased ability to retain moisture, contains lower levels of hyaluronic acid and most importantly, contains reduced levels of collagen.
PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy uses your own unique tissue growth factors and healing properties to revitalise your skin by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation. Results improve and increase over time after 4-6 weeks, suggesting that the results of PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy lasts longer than chemical treatments.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation Therapy reduces wrinkles and blemishes such as acne scars and may be used as part of your health and beauty regimes to improve the overall condition of the skin, improving tone and texture.
These platelets are to cause the release 8 growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue.
For even more rejuvenation, we can combine microneedling with your own cells using PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). PRP is obtained from your own blood (we draw blood from you on the day of your treatment). This is a simple in-office non-surgical procedure. The PRP contains growth factors that promote healing, repair sun damage and stimulate collagen. The PRP serum can be injected just under the skin surface, or it can be placed on top of the skin following microneedling. PRP has been used for years to speed joint, tendon and tissue repair and is a popular treatment for professional athletes such as football players, golfers and basketball players.
Treatment areas include the face, neck, chest, upper arms and hands.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy?
Platelets are a naturally occurring component of your own [autologous] blood and play an important role in wound healing and tissue regeneration. Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] therapy is the process of isolating platelets from the blood and concentrating these platelets to much higher concentration levels than normal through the process of centrifugation. The result is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP encourages collagen formation and improves blood supply to tissue, both of which are important factors in anti-aging therapies. Your skin texture will improve as the Platelet Rich Plasma stimulates new skin tissue growth.
What does the process involve?
A small sample of your own blood [approximately 60mls], is processed in a highly specialised, state of the art system, specifically designed to extract the Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] in a safe, clinical manner and then this Platelet Rich Plasma [ PRP] is injected into the areas of the face and neck that require skin rejuvenation.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma PRP work on tissue?
Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP] contains high levels of tissue growth and regeneration factors which are vital to skin rejuvenation & repair. PRP is increasingly being recognised by specialist clinicians as a useful natural intervention to aid tissue growth and collagen stimulation.
Is Platelet Rich Plasma PRP Therapy safe to use?
Platelet Rich Plasma is your own unique [autologous] tissue and so you are using your own blood to repair and improve your skin tissue. Platelet Rich Plasma has been used in hundreds of thousands of procedures around the world for over 30 years, predominantly in maxilla-facial, orthopedic and cardiac surgery. More recently PRP therapy has been used successfully in advanced wound care treatment and increasingly for skin rejuvenation as an alternative to foreign substance injections like Botox and volumising fillers.
Slight swelling and redness may be present after the procedure but this is normal and temporary and your specialist surgeon will provide you with appropriate treatment and care.
The Platelet Rich Plasma is processed under exacting clinical standards which all clinicians must adhere to when working with blood products and the processing of the blood is at ‘point of care’, next to the patient.
Is there discomfort following the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment?
Each person is unique and the response to intra-dermal injections will vary, though adverse reactions are rare. Your specialist may use a topical anaesthesia before injecting the Platelet Rich Plasma [PRP]. You may feel a ‘tingling’ sensation after the procedure and there may be redness, slight swelling and bruising. These symptoms will disappear. Please discuss this with your specialist.
What changes will I notice?
Platelet Rich Plasma encourages tissue growth and improves blood supply to tissue, both of which are important factors in anti-aging therapies. Your skin texture will improve as new tissue cells grow and visible results may take 3-6 weeks. The results continue to improve over time and last approximately 1 – 2 years. Best results are attained through 1 to 3 consecutive treatments.
We are all unique and so results will depend upon a number of factors including your overall health status, age, dietary variations, whether you smoke, as well as a number of other health factors, including your unique skin type.
Are there any contra-indications to the use of Platelet Rich Plasma?
You must inform your specialist if you are taking medication, including blood thinning [anti-coagulant] medication, undergoing steroidal or any long-term therapies.