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Service 101: PRP

PRP 101

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Have you ever heard of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy? It’s a relatively new, non-surgical treatment that has been gaining a lot of attention. It’s often referred to as the “vampire facial” because it uses your own blood to improve your skin and help you achieve a youthful glow. But what is PRP therapy and how does it work? Let’s explore the basics so that you can make an informed decision for your skincare needs.

What is PRP Treatment?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a type of therapy that uses injections of your own blood-derived growth factors to stimulate hair growth and/or improve skin health. It's been used in medical practices throughout the world for decades and is becoming increasingly popular in cosmetic applications. The idea behind PRP is that by injecting your own concentrated blood cells into an area of concern, you can stimulate new cell growth and repair existing damage.

What Is Platelet Rich Plasma?

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is made from your own blood, so there are no risks of allergic reactions or other side effects that can happen with synthetic treatments. A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm and placed in a centrifuge machine which spins it down until all the components have separated. The platelets are then collected and injected directly into your skin, usually with a microneedling device.

How Does It Work?

The process starts with drawing blood from the patient's arm or hand. The sample is then placed into a centrifuge where it spins at high speeds so that the platelets can be separated from other components in the blood such as red and white cells. The platelets are then collected into a syringe with saline solution which will be used for injection. During the injection process, multiple injections are made into areas of concern such as balding spots or wrinkles on the face. This causes micro trauma to these areas which stimulates new cell growth and healing processes.

What Are The Benefits of PRP Treatments?

There are many benefits associated with using platelet-rich plasma treatments:

  • Improved skin tone and texture

  • Reduction in wrinkles

  • Improved hair growth in balding spots

  • Increased collagen production leading to tighter more youthful looking skin

  • Reduced acne scars/discoloration

  • Enhanced overall complexion

  • Improved circulation leading to healthier looking skin

PRP treatments have become increasingly popular due to their non-invasive nature and incredible results. Whether you're looking to improve the appearance of your skin or treat hair loss, these treatments may be just what you need! With its ability to stimulate collagen growth while offering long lasting results at an affordable price point, it's no wonder this treatment has become so popular. If you'd like to learn more about how platelet-rich plasma might benefit you, connect with the experts at VIO! We'll review your concerns and discuss suitable options for achieving your skin goals.

Interested? Book an appointment today!