PRP Facial Rejuvenation
If you have been paying attention to the cosmetic and beauty industry in the past few years, then you have no doubt heard about PRP Facial Rejuvenation.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentrated preparation of platelets and the associated growth factors in a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of a number of growth factors in their natural and biologically-determined ratios.
The PRP facial is designed to help improve your skin’s appearance by smoothing the skin’s texture, reducing the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and fine lines. .
What do Platelets do?
Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade by signaling to surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue. Key growth factors involved in this process include but are not limited to:
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
- Transforming Growth Factor group (TGF)
- Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
- Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
- Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
Easy Spin 3 Step Process
Step 1: Collect Patients Blood (11ml or 22ml tube) and Centrifuge (10 min.)
Step 2: Extract Platelet Poor Plasma (PPP)
Step 3: Collect Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and apply
PRP treatments are relatively simple and quick. Most procedures take less an hour, and a significant portion of that time is simply waiting for your plasma to be isolated and extracted.
After the PRP is properly separated, it is then injected in small amounts into the numbed skin. Micro-needling techniques are used for this since only a small amount of PRP is needed for the treatment.
EP Premier Difference
Simple: Fewer steps than other PRP (platelet-rich plasma) kits
Excellence: Optimal platelet recovery 87% ± 10%
Fast: Centrifuge with a single spin in a matter of minutes
Patient Friendly: Small volume of blood required
Excellent Value: High volume PRP yield, low cost per mL
~6 mL PRP per 11 mL tube
~12 mL PRP per 22 mL tube
Consistent Platelet Concentration: Allowing for predictable performance
Total Platelet Count
While the most precise way to measure the dose of platelets is counting total platelets, there are many practical limitations to obtaining accurate platelet counts in a clinic. The simplest way to increase the potency of each injection of PRP is to increase concentration (platelets per mL) by removing the unnecessary components of the blood.
The procedure allows you to simply remove red cells, white cells and platelet poor plasma (PPP) without removing a high percentage of platelets. With higher concentrations we can deliver a higher number of total platelets in fewer, smaller volume injections.
1. PRP should be applied to the same patient from whom the blood was drawn.
2. Storage of tubes containing blood at or below 0°C may result in tube breakage.
3. Storage of tubes above 40°C may damage the gel stability.
4. Do not remove conventional rubber stoppers by rolling with a thumb. Remove stoppers with a twist and pull motion.
5. Do not use tubes if foreign matter is present.
6. All liquid preservatives and anticoagulants are clear. Do not use tubes after their expiration date.
7. Do not re-sterilize and do not attempt to clean this product.
8. Do not use products if pouch is damaged.
9. Use prepared platelet concentrate material within 4 hours after drawing blood from patient.
Results and Side Effects
You should expect to wait a few weeks to see the full results from your treatment, including a generally younger appearance thanks to the improved look of your skin.
Possible Side Effects
Damage to blood vessels, hematoma, infection and/or irritation.
Temporary or permanent nerve damage that may result in pain or numbness.
As with any injection-based treatment, infection is a slight possibility.
It should be noted that you should not undergo PRP treatment if you are pregnant, trying to conceive, are breastfeeding or are on any anticoagulants.