PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) BIOFACIAL™
Platelet Rich Plasma, otherwise known as PRP, is a regenerating serum that comes from your own blood. In our blood, there are three main types to cells: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Each cell has their own function in your body and your platelets function to help with healing. When you cut yourself, platelet are rushed to the damaged area and help create a scab; they also call in many other healing factors which eventually heal the skin back into normal. This is a good way to think about how you can use platelets to regrow any damaged tissue. We’ve learned that by separating the platelets form the other cells in our blood then concentrating them and their healing powers we can regrow all kind of tissues like torn muscles, torn tendons, even depleted discs in our backs and arthritic joints. We have also learned that we can use this same regenerating power of platelets for beauty and to help people turn back the clock on aging.
As we age, we start to loose tissues in our faces that keep our skin looking tight and youthful. This loss then causes us to get wrinkles. Imagine stretching a sock tightly over a filled balloon, like out skin is stretched across our face when we are young. Then imagine taking some air out of the balloon; the sock would start to sag! This is hot happens when we loose the fat in our cheeks and temples and our bodies make less collagen. Our skin starts o sag and form wrinkles, which makes us look older. Now imagine if we could regrow the fat pads and stimulate collagen growth in our faces! We could turn back the clock to our youthful days. Well, now you can! We can regrow those fat pads and get your collagen to pump up your skin again. Using platelet rich plasma (PRP) in the skin, we stimulate your cells to help you achieve your beauty goals!
Dr. O has perfected a series of techniques using PRP to get you back to looking like your younger self. And the best part is that it’s all natural and it all comes from your own body! One technique is micro-needling which involves using your PRP and injecting it into various layers of your skin to help rejuvenate the appearance of your face. Dr. O uses a machine with needles that vibrate back and forth, pushing the serum into your skin. This processes helps correct acne scars, dark spots, hormonal spots, sun spots, scarring, in some cases even unwanted facial hairs. Skin elasticity, brightness, thickness and circulation issues may all be addressed. How does it do all of these amazing things? PRP is thought to call on the adult stems cells that you already have in your body to regrow and heal certain unhealthy cells and tissues. The PRP may completely rejuvenate your skin cells and thus rejuvenate the appearance of your skin!
Though micro-needling has amazing results on skin quality some patients have lost lots of fat in their faces which creates lots of wrinkles, and so micro needling alone may not resolve these deep lines. So, Dr. O found a way to use PRP to regrow these fat stores by using it as a natural filler. We would process your blood in the exact same way to isolate and concentrate your platelets then, using a special activation, we turn the plasma into a more gel-like substance, just like any other filler. We then use this natural filler and inject directly into areas were fat has been lost like your cheeks or temples. Now, the really amazing thing about using PRP as a natural filler is that the patient gets immediate results because we’ve filled in the places that had lost fat but they also get results that last because the PRP continues to regrow tissue in these areas long after it’s been injected. So you won’t have make semi annual filler appointments and you won’t have to worry about problems that stem from putting a foreign substance in you body because PRP comes from you!