PLATELT RICH PLASMA (PRP) therapy is cutting-edge
biotechnology in cosmetic medicine, a product of recent advancements in
cellular therapy and tissue engineering.
PRP has found great success in clinical use throughout Europe, Asia, and
South America and is now being introduced into the United States.
PRP already has been
recognized as effective therapy (and is presently being utilized in the
management of numerous disorders and conditions) in other fields of medicine
including orthopaedic surgery, wound healing medicine, and dental medicine.
Similarly, studies and
clinical experience are now revealing encouraging results utilizing PRP for aesthetic purposes in patients who wish
to achieve a refreshed, renewed, rejuvenated appearance to their skin.
DOES PRP WORK ?
The patient’s own blood
is drawn into a specially prepared test tube and then spun in a centrifuge to
isolate a specific component of the blood, the platelets.
Platelets are integral
for normal blood clotting, however, in this procedure, the recovered platelets
are concentrated and activated.
then injected, using a very fine needle (similar to the type of needle used in Botox®
treatments), back into the skin.
newly-activated platelets, now allow for the enhancement of ground substance formation and the
proliferation of the cellular matrix.
This is believed to increase collagen formation and connective tissue
The desired goals of tightening of the skin and building of collagen may not only
decrease the appearance of wrinkles and improve the appearance of superficial
irregularities of the skin, but may also rejuvenate and restore the appearance
of aging or sun-damaged skin.
It may take
approximately two months to realize the results of a single PRP treatment and a
few treatments may be required to achieve a complete result.
However, receiving PRP therapy does not
preclude a patient from undergoing other procedures in the interim.
ADVANTAGES of PRP
● Uses autologous (the patient’s own) blood ● Procedure typically completed in one hour ● Subtle improvements continue over six to eight weeks ● Requires no anesthesia ● May be used in conjunction with such other procedures as Dermal Fillers, Botox®, Laser Skin Tightening, and Thermage®, to accelerate and amplify the results
We welcome your coming in to learn more about PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP) and determining whether PRP may be right for you. ........................................... (516) 931-2525 ...........................................