Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) For Facial and Body Rejuvenation
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a portion of blood rich in platelets. Platelets contain many growth factors which are shown beneficial in hair regrowth, anti-aging, and skin rejuvenation among a few other medical conditions. There are several ways to prepare and administer the PRP but the results can vary among these techniques. The outcome can be dramatic in many patients if the PRP is prepared and performed properly.
What Is the Role of PRP in Skin Rejuvenation And Anti-Aging?
PRP has shown clinically to improve the skin texture, elasticity, smoothness, and skin barrier function. This results in more youthful appearing and glowing skin with reduction in fine wrinkles and folds.
PRP can be done by itself or after micro-needling or certain laser treatments to enhance the results. PRP in effect is the most natural substance (compared to fillers) that can be injected into or applied topically on the face or other aging body areas to rejuvenate, reduce wrinkles and laxity, and improve the skin quality. Dr. Mazloom also commonly uses PRP to preserve and stimulate scalp hair growth.
How Does PRP Help With Anti-Aging And Skin Rejuvenation?
PRP has been researched and used in many surgical and medical fields because of the abundance of various growth factors. It has Platelet-derived growth factors (PDGFs), transforming growth factor (TGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), and epithelial growth factors, all important for growth and health of cells and organs in the body.
PRP also contains fibrin, fibronectin, and vitronectin, which give PRP the ability to act on cell adhesion molecules, and to play a key role in cell migration, attachment, proliferation and differentiation, and extracellular matrix accumulation.
There are various ways of administering the PRP to the face or scalp and Dr. Mazloom tailors each treatment toward each individual needs to achieve the best results.