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 in treatments.)
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.
Over the technical info? Essentially, PRP has gained its reputation as liquid gold with research backing to show improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hair loss, texture and scarring when topically placed and/or injected underneath the skin. Sometimes referred to a "vampire facial," adding PRP to your microneedling treatment actually speeds up the healing process.
At Skin Pharm, we use PRP to supercharge the microneedling benefits and treat wrinkles, sun damage, scarring and discoloration. We also do PRP injections to treat hair loss, as PRP stimulates new hair growth.
This is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types and for anyone who wants to improve their skin quality. With minimal downtime, microneedling + PRP (with or without the addition of PRP injections) can be administered every four to six weeks.