Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are used for a variety of conditions, from sports injuries to hair loss. The treatment uses a patient’s own blood cells to accelerate healing in a specific area. Below you will learn all about PRP and what it does.
What is PRP (platelet-rich plasma)?
Platelet-rich plasma consists of two elements: plasma, or the liquid portion of blood, and platelets, a type of blood cell that plays an important role in healing throughout the body. Platelets are well-known for their clotting abilities. They also contain growth factors that can trigger cell reproduction and stimulate tissue regeneration or healing in the treated area. Platelet-rich plasma is simply blood that contains more platelets than normal.
To create platelet-rich plasma, our dedicated Dermagirl practitioner will take a blood sample and place it into a device called a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample, separating out the other components of the blood from the platelets and concentrating them within the plasma.
PRP is often combined with Microneedling for optimal results!
What is a PRP injection?
After isolating the platelet-rich plasma from a patient’s blood sample, that solution is injected into the target area. The idea is to increase the concentration of bioproteins and growth factors in a specific area, to accelerate the healing process.
The mechanism behind PRP injections is not completely understood. Studies show that the increased concentration of growth factors in PRP may stimulate or speed up the healing process, enhance skin tone and texture and increase collagen production as well as encourage hair growth.
What is PRP treatment used for in Aesthetics?
PRP injections are used for a range of conditions, from musculoskeletal pain and injuries to cosmetic procedures.
Overall Skin Rejuvenation
- Improves fine lines and wrinkles
Enhance skin tone & texture
Thickens and tightens thin skin
Increases collagen and elastin production
How long do PRP injections last?
There have been studies done to suggest that PRP injections last and can be effective for 6-9 months. Patients will need multiple sessions for optimal results.
Are PRP injections worth it?
The short answer is YES! From the more experienced aesthetic consumer to the more skeptical individual, this remains a cult favorite! It is a great all natural and safe alternative to energy based devices and other injectables to get you started towards your anti-aging journey. Dermacare Brickell also offers PRF treatments.
How fast do PRP injections work?
Depending on your condition, you should see results between 2-6 weeks after receiving a PRP injection. Patients will need multiple sessions for optimal results.