Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. PRP is obtained by first drawing a small amount of blood from the patient. This blood is then placed in a sterile tube that is then 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 now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and thus acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creating smoother skin texture and tone.