Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) is an amazing technology used in the field of sports medicine since the late 1980s and is now recently being used in the field of cosmetic medicine. This procedure allows us take your own blood, extract powerful platelets and infuse them back into your skin. The platelets release eight growth factors that have been shown to accelerate the healing process by enhancing the proliferation of stem cells, increasing the production of collagen, and stimulating blood flow.
New collagen formation in the dermis lifts the face back to a more youthful shape and because the growth factors are working to build a new dermis, the epidermis (the outer most layers of your skin) appears smoother.
Photos Courtesy of Dr Jeffrey Rapport, MD