Medical professionals have been using PRP for decades to treat a wide variety of conditions, such as muscle pain, joint issues, orthopedic injections and arthritis related pain. Platelet Rich plasma has gained popularity not only in the orthopedic realm, but also for its positive effects on the skin.
What exactly is PRP? – Your blood contains red cells, white cells and platelets. Platelets contain proteins and growth factors that are very important for regeneration and healing tissues.
How is your PRP harvested? A medical professional will draw a small amount of blood in office and immediately put the sample in a centrifuge. The blood will be spun down to separate your platelets from the red blood cells. The result is a honey-colored liquid packed full of powerful growth factors and proteins.
How do we like to use PRP in our office? While there are several esthetic benefits of using PRP, we especially see wonderful results when combined with a CO2 fractionated laser treatment. When your skin is treated with a fractionated CO2 laser (light, medium or deep treatment) there are tiny micro channels that are created to promote new collagen production. Your PRP is immediately applied to the skin post treatment and is readily absorbed. This application can help speed up recovery time, improve collagen production, decrease inflammation, and improve overall skin health and quality.
Is It Safe? Because PRP is your own elements, there is a very low risk of complications or allergic reactions.
If you are considering a CO2 resurfacing treatment, we highly recommend adding PRP to enhance your results, healing time and overall experience!