What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a highly concentrated solution of plasma, platelets and proteins prepared from your own blood. Platelets are a natural reserve of growth factors that regenerate tissues. PRP harnesses the healing potential of your body to reverse the signs of aging, restoring skin volume, texture, and tone. It is the ultimate in anti-aging treatments.
How is PRP Made?
PRP is created in a laboratory where your blood plasma is enriched with high concentrations of platelets that are up to 500% richer than normal. These bioactive growth factors, platelets and proteins initiate healing and repair, promote the development of new blood vessels, and stimulate the skin to heal and grow new healthy cells.
A small amount of blood, about half an ounce, will be drawn from your arm, and spun to isolate and concentrate the platelets from other blood components, leaving only the enriched PRP. The concentrate is used to stimulate healing and rejuvenation.
How does PRP work?
The growth factors in PRP activate stem cells to develop new collagen, regenerate tissues and improve blood flow to tighten and firm sagging skin. When applied to the skin, it naturally sculpts the face creating a more youthful appearance.
PRP acts naturally to smooth and tighten your skin for total rejuvenation, restoring shape, tone and texture. The enhancements continue for about 3 months, and last about 15 months. But, some of the effects created by new collagen production are not lost.
Is PRP therapy safe?
Yes, PRP is organic. It is made from your own blood, and injected back into your face. There is no risk of adverse reaction.
What are the cosmetic applications?
- Facial rejuvenation
- Hair regrowth
- Reduced appearance of acne scars and stretch marks, and
- Skin rejuvenation
Who is a good candidate?
Good candidates are people who have photoaged skin, mature skin and skin that has been damaged by acne, who desire to slow down the aging process and want a natural product to improve their skin and appearance. Patients who are healthy and have realistic expectations may find PRP is perfect for them.
During your consultation with Dr. Gupta, he will review your medical history and assess your skin to evaluate your degree of skin aging. He may also take photos before treatment. Dr. Gupta will listen to your concerns, explain your options, answer your questions, and create a treatment plan just for you.
Dr. Anshu Gupta is a leading plastic surgeon located in Solana Beach, CA in San Diego. Call Verve Plastic Surgery today and schedule a consultation to discover how you can revive your appearance and boost your self-confidence.