Maybe you’ve heard about PRP — but what, exactly, is it?
The golden-tinged liquid got its name not only for its hue, but because of its natural healing abilities. PRP contains a high concentration of platelets, stem cells and growth factors to help your tissue heal and grow new cells.
PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma, is an increased concentration of autologous platelets suspended in a small amount of plasma after centrifugation and used for injection into a wound or a particular skin condition. (Translation: PRP is the “liquid gold” derived from a small amount of drawn blood that is spun in a centrifuge and then used during treatments.)
Over the technical info?
PRP’s healing properties make it an incredibly effective treatment for your skin.
Research proves its ability to improve fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hair loss, texture and scarring when topically placed and/or injected underneath the skin. Sometimes referred to as a “vampire facial,” adding PRP to your microneedling treatment actually speeds up the healing process and stimulates collagen production.
Microneedling with PRP is a popular treatment combo at Skin Pharm — it supercharges the benefits of microneedling and evens out skin tone and texture, reduces pigmentation and minimizes visible signs of aging. When paired together, microneedling and PRP encourage the skin to repair and renew itself. (Pretty amazing that these healing properties come directly from our own blood!)
This is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types and one of the best ways to restore and revive aging skin. With minimal downtime, microneedling and PRP (with or without the addition of PRP injections) can be administered every four to six weeks.