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Platelet Rich Plasma-PRP's

Platelet Rich Plasma-PRP's

PRP's are the isolated platelet rich part of your blood.  When your blood is spun it separates into two components, the red blood cells and the liquid part of the blood called the plasma. The plasma can be further separated into a platelet rich component and a platelet poor component.  THe platelet rich component contains a high concentration of growth factors which are molecules that turn on cellular processes in your body that result in rejuvenation and healing of injured tissues. Uses can range from improving the appearance of scarring to improving the quality and coloration of skin to restoring hair.  They have been used by orthopeadic and spine surgeons for decades to rejuvenate joints cartilage.  The growth factors can be thought of as the fuel for cellular processes to occur.  In order for them to work, two things need to occur-number one they need to be put into the location where change is needed and number two, that location needs to undergo some type of controlled injury so that the local stem cells can use the fuel to regenerate the tissue.  This can be accomplished by simply injecting the PRP's thru the skin in multiple locations as with hair restoration.  Or it can be used in conjunction with microneedling also known as the Vampire Facial where the microneedle creates the injury and the PRP's fuel the rejuvenation.  As part of the rejuvenation you can expect improvement in color, tone, texture and quality of the skin, it will also help improve fine lines and wrinkles when injected properly and with repeated treatments.  

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Am I A Good Candidate For Platelet Rich Plasma Prp's?

You may be a good candidate for PRP's if you feel your skin could us improvement in the tone, texture, color, qulaity or general health.  We can check your platelet levels to make sure they are within the normal range.  If your platelet count is normal then you yield a result.  If your count is too low then you may need to take supplements to improve your count prior to treatment and you may need to see a Hemotologist as well.

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What is the downtime for receiving PRP's?

The downtime for having Platelet rich plasma injected Depends on what treatment is performed and the downtime can range from one to two days.