PRP Injection Facial Rejuvenation is now available at Advanced Liposuction Center!
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP Injection Facial Rejuvenation), similar to a vampire facial, is a combination of microneedling and the application of Platelet-Rich Plasma. Used in sports medicine for years, this liquid gold contains multiple factors that stimulate the production of new blood vessels, elastic fibers and collagen. By stimulating collagen and elastin growth, PRP has been shown to kick the healing process into overdrive.
Your own blood is gently drawn by our phlebology specialist and centrifuged to extract the PRP. After a topical numbing cream has done its job to get one comfortable, the patient then undergoes a microneedling treatment. The applied PRP and microneedling combination allows for deeper penetration and optimal results to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, shrink pores, and leave your skin glowing, usually in less than a week.
What, exactly, makes up the solution used in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections?
To date, there are no universally acknowledged guidelines stating what each milliliter of Platelet Rich Plasma fluid must contain. This is due in large part to the natural variations in each individual patient’s blood. Remember that PRP solution is a patient-sourced blood product, not a pharmaceutical preparation.
Research has instead shown that platelet-rich solutions containing between 3.5 and 9% platelets by volume to be the most consistently effective. While higher concentrations have been used there does not appear to be any appreciable additional benefit past this point. While not experimentally demonstrated, it is believed that PRP solutions containing extremely high concentrations of platelets will be less effective.
Remember that PRP isn’t a pharmaceutical drug such as cortisone, a commonly injected liquid steroid. This medication comes in pre-measured vials containing a precise amount of the active drug, and by law it must be clearly labeled as such. PRP solution is derived entirely from a patient’s own tissue so pharmaceutical laws aren’t relevant.
The role of white blood cells and the immune response in Platelet Rich Plasma therapy.
Platelets are only one of several cell or cell-like bodies found in our blood. White blood cells, or leukocytes, play a central part in the body’s immune response. They’re also active in other important (and related) processes such as inflammation and healing.
What doctors and laypersons alike call “healing” is actually an incredibly complicated undertaking we’re just beginning to fully understand. It is known that white cells contribute to full, complete, normal healing. Yet platelets, other cell types, and literally hundreds proteins and thousands of other chemicals are also involved.
Other considerations for success of PRP:
- General health—individuals who take care of their physical health through diet, exercise, and proper healthcare will receive the best results. This is true of almost any medical intervention. Age is only one of several considerations.
- Immunosuppression—patients with a compromised immune system may receive less of a benefit from PRP. Medications such as corticosteroids should be discontinued before starting PRP. They may be resumed afterwards if needed.
- Nature of injury—for obvious reasons less injury is always better.