PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma, is derived from your own plasma, which is then processed to produce a super concentration of platelets. These platelets when activated release growth factors which are identical to the growth factors released during normal wound healing.
The benefits of PRP being autologous (derived from one’s self) include no risk of antigenic immunogenicity (allergic reaction) or pathogen transmission such as Hepatitis-B and HIV.
In Aesthetic medicine PRP is used to stimulate collagen, elastin and cellular growth, as well as improving local blood supply and hydration to the skin. This results in gradual improvements in skin texture and tone leading to fresher younger looking skin.
Besides adding volume to the face and improving skin texture, PRP can be used for the following conditions: