There is life in your blood and it provides a vital function to every cell in your body. There’s a specific part of your blood – the plasma – which is loaded with platelets containing multiple growth factors which are essential for wound healing.*
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a new approach to facial rejuvenation that can have many of the benefits of a mini facelift without the surgery.
Contour Dermatology performs PRP injections as a means of promoting faster healing in chronic and or slow-to-heal wounds and for application at the closure of a mini facelift to speed up the healing time as well as for cosmetic rejuvenation.
We also utilize PRP treatments to promote faster healing following a hair transplant.*
Contour Dermatology also can combine a PRP treatment with the DermaPen featuring microneedling technology to produce even greater wound healing response and rejuvenation.
“PRP is a super charging treatment for your cells. It stimulates collagen neogenesis and improves blood flow to the area for therapeutic regeneration,” said Dr. Timothy Jochen.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injection of the patient’s own platelets and fibrin for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles or scars in the face, hands, and neck. PRP therapy is less invasive than cosmetic surgery, takes about 20 minutes for each treatment, and offers improvements for up to 18 months.
The process of preparing PRP injections begins when a vial or two of a patient’s own blood is drawn. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge for a time to separate red blood cells and plasma. Following that, the platelet rich plasma is injected into the wound or soft tissue needing repair.
Sometimes an alternate method of spraying the plasma on before closing the suture is employed. Whatever the case, PRP application releases growth factors that spur an increase in reparative cells.
One of the biggest advantages of PRP injections lies in the fact there’s really no risk of rejection or allergic reaction since it’s the patient’s own blood.*
Only about 60 CCs of blood (about two tubes) are taken which yields about 2 ½ tablespoons of plasma. After blood is drawn, the vial is then placed in a centrifuge for about 14 minutes to separate red blood cells and plasma.
The yellowish plasma is then extracted and an anticoagulant is added to the mixture which is placed in a syringe for injection. The activated platelets are injected into the abnormal tissue, releasing growth factors that recruit and increase the proliferation of reparative cells.
Sometimes an alternate method of spraying the plasma on before closing the suture is employed.
To schedule your consultation about how PRP can help you, call 760-423-4000, or send us an email here