“Based on that solid safety footing, the PRP acceptance rate with our patient population is very high. Patients know they’re using their own natural product, the golden serum that comes from separating the blood from the plasma. PRP is used to help their healing and to stimulate the collagen growth in the face to keep them looking younger in a very natural way.”
How is PRP Performed?
A plastic surgeon draws a small quantity of blood (roughly 10cc) and prepares the stem cell injection. The liquid is then spun in a centrifuge to isolate and concentrate the platelet-rich plasma and growth factors. Once the growth factors are extracted, and the PRP solution prepared, it can be applied or injected directly into the damaged tissue and mixed with your remaining blood.
Cosmetically, PRP is used to:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead
- Tighten and tone the skin
- Diminish dark circles under the eyes
- Improve acne scars
- Tone down crepey skin
- Alleviate rosacea
“Once we withdraw the blood from the body, we centrifuge it in our med spa, and apply it to the skin with a little microneedling, which is a non-invasive facial rejuvenation process,” says Dr. Gross.
“Then we place the golden PRP serum right on the skin surface and infuse it with the microneedling technique for about 15 minutes. It gives the face a nice, healthy glow which will last for several months.”
In plastic surgery, PRP is used to speed up the healing process, and reduce swelling where cuts or stitches are needed. “We also combine PRP in surgery to improve healing and reduce inflammation,” says Dr. Gross. “We place PRP around the little incisions enabling them to recover and regenerate faster.”
Platelet Rich Plasma Results
Research shows that a majority of patients witness immediate enhancement in texture and tone lasting up to three months. Personal reviews on Realself.com indicate that 97% of patients think their PRP treatment was worth it. When combined with plastic surgery, PRP enhances the ability of scar tissue to heal.
According to Dr. Gross, PRP is an excellent option for individuals who want to refrain from chemical injections and limit adverse side effects. Plus, topical and injectable PRP treatment comes with little downtime, if any.
“PRP is very well accepted because it’s a natural product coming from the patient’s bloodstream,” says Dr. Gross. “We’ve had great results with it, and we’re really excited to offer it to our patients, both in the med spa and as part of plastic surgery.”
If you have any questions or need more information about how platelet rich plasma can help you achieve your cosmetic and aesthetic goals, please feel free to contact us.