What is Platelet Rich Plasma

The body contains many natural substances that promote healing and rejuvenation. However, many of these substances slow in production as we get older, and some areas of the body age more quickly than others. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use natural substances from the patient’s body to treat areas of the face that need focused rejuvenation. Long used to help heal injured athletes, PRP injections encourage the body to use its own natural processes to heal areas in need of additional help. Also known as the “vampire facelift,” this procedure can fill wrinkles, fine lines, and hollows to produce a more youthful complexion.

How the Procedure Works

We will begin your procedure by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm.  The blood will be separated by a special centrifuge machine to separate out the plasma and separate the platelets from the white and red blood cells. Advanced technology performs this action in approximately 20 minutes and then processes the plasma and platelets to produce platelet-rich plasma. Changing the concentration of platelets in the plasma to be three to four times the normal level gives them more power to rejuvenate the skin, repair damaged tissues, and reverse the signs of aging. Dr. Omidi will inject the PRP into target areas such as areas of volume loss or wrinkles in the facial skin. The platelets within the PRP will signal cells in your body to promote repair of aging or damaged tissues in addition to creating blood supply that will bring nutrients to the tissues. Immediately after treatment, you may experience temporary redness and spotting, but you should be ready to go about your daily life by the next day. The results will take some time to become more noticeable. As time passes, the concentrated PRP helps to improve the quality of skin, giving you a more youthful appearance and glow. For younger patients, these changes may become noticeable sooner due to the faster healing process associated with youth.