PRP Rejuvenation Therapy
What is PRP?
PRP, also known as Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is a method of skin rejuvenation using a natural product derived from a patient’s own blood. PRP is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. A small amount of blood, similar to what is required for a basic lab test is drawn from the patient and placed in a sterile tube that is spun in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the high concentration of platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). The platelets contain several growth factors that can help stimulate cell growth, collagen and tissue regeneration. PRP can either be applied topically after treatments such as microneedling or fractional laser or can be administered by injection.
Historically, PRP has been used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry and reconstructive surgery to help speed recovery. Now it’s used in aesthetic medicine to help damaged, aging skin grow new collagen and elastin for beautiful, youthful results.
Is PRP safe?
PRP Therapy is very safe because cells from the patient’s own blood are used, which means there are no preservatives and no chance of the body rejecting the cells. The primary risks and discomforts are related to the blood draw where there is a slight pinch to insert the needle for collection and there is a potential for bruising at the site.
PRP with Fractional Laser
Fractional laser treatments such as Fraxel or Halo are known for their ability to re-texture skin. Following your fractional laser treatment, PRP serum is applied to skin. This accelerates healing and increases new collagen formation.
PRP with Microneedling
PRP can also be applied topically after microneedling treatments such as Vivace. The microneedling makes tiny wounds in the skin which accept the PRP serum. This begins the process of collagen creation along with the tissue enhancement from growth factors found in the plasma serum.
Call Today to Learn More About PRP Rejuvenation Therapy Treatments in Sacramento
Please contact Laser & Skin Surgery Center of Northern California at 916.456.0400 for more information and to schedule a consultation. We are located in East Sacramento, minutes from Downtown Sacramento, Roseville, Folsom, Davis, Elk Grove and El Dorado Hills.