Platelet Rich Plasma, is making huge contributions in aesthetic medicine! PRP has multiple uses including skin rejuvenation, hair growth, orthopedic and dental procedures, sexual dysfunction….and the list goes on. So, what is it, you ask?
PRP is a component of blood, or plasma, that includes a concentration of platelets. Platelets are a part of blood that helps the body heal by releasing numerous growth factors and chemical messengers that help the body respond to injury and deterioration. These promote building collagen, thickening the skin, stimulating hair growth, among other things. When used in conjunction with skin procedures such as micro-needling or certain lasers, growth factors can enhance facial tone, improve texture of the skin and speed up the healing process. PRP can also be injected under the skin to stimulate tissue growth and support for saggy or aging skin.