In the first part of the PRP therapy, a Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal filler, such as Restylane or Juvederm, is injected specifically into the face to sculpt a younger appearing face while still keeping your natural shape.
After creating the younger, natural shape, the patient’s blood growth factors are harvested using a centrifuge to isolate the platelets from the blood. Then, the platelets are activated to cause the release from the platelets of at least 8 growth factors that would normally be used to heal injured tissue. These growth factors work to cause increased collagen and new blood flow. To rejuvenate the skin, the growth factors are injected back into the skin.
Using numbing cream and a very small needle, the growth factors are then injected back into the patient’s face to activate multipotent stem cells. This procedure “tricks” the stem cells into thinking there’s been an injury and new younger tissue is generated. The stem cells develop new collagen, new blood vessels, and new fatty tissue trying to “repair” the skin that was never injured. The result is younger, brighter appearing skin!