Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural product created from your own blood. A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood: red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). This plasma contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP. As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue. The PRP will then be injected into the skin, with aseptic technique, in the desired area using a very fine needle. PRP therapy can be used on the face, particularly around the eyes, mouth and nose, the backs of the hands, scars and all over the body, more commonly the décolletage and even the knees to give skin a more youthful and radiant appearance.