Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is an effective therapy for many different situations, including facial rejuvenation.
What is PRP Therapy?
Human blood contains mesenchymal stem cells and other growth factors that assist in tissue regeneration and healing. PRP which is blood that has had the red blood cells removed to concentrate the platelet growth factors has been used across many other medical treatments, including neurosurgery, orthopedics, and sports medicine. As such, PRP therapy has entered the cosmetic procedures arena as an effective rejuvenation technique.
During the procedure, a small amount of blood will be drawn, similar to a routine blood test. It is then treated via a centrifuge to separate the cells. These enriched platelets are the cells that will be used for the procedure. In some cases, platelet activators may be added, such as calcium chloride, thrombin, and collagen.
One popular procedure using PRP is the Dracula facial. During this process, the face is “micro-needled” using tiny needles to puncture the skin’s surface. The PRP or enriched platelet serum is then applied to cause the skin to regrown healthy, more robust skin cells. The result is a more youthful, smooth complexion. Because PRP therapy also increase collagen and elastin production, the skin will also regain a higher degree of elasticity and a more radiant look.
PRP therapy can also entail injections of the serum into certain facial areas to create a fuller look. It can also be an integral part of fat transfer augmentation. The platelets that are injected along with the fat will help with the healing and grafting.
Platelet are your body natural way to deliver growth factors to stimulate healing. Because a patient’s own blood is used for these types of procedure, there is no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. The results are also reliable and very natural looking, and the recovery time is very short. Most people will be able to return to their normal schedules within a day or two.
St. Louis Lipo Center and PRP
At the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center, we offer PRP injection therapy for a number of cosmetic procedures. We know how beneficial this therapy can be, especially for facial rejuvenation. In some cases, we will also recommend certain dermal fillers to be used in conjunction with PRP for more defined results.
Please call us today at St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center to schedule a complimentary consultation. We will discuss your individual case, along with possible options. We want to ensure that you receive the best possible results!