Platelet Rich Plasma - Adding to Skin Rejuvenation

Many significant innovations for rejuvenating skin has been the outcome of more and more people seeking out non-invasive procedures. One of the latest techniques involves PRP or platelet-rich-plasma as soft tissue filler. The science behind this started from wound repair studies indicating PRP is rich in growth factors that activate and rejuvenates cells in the body. As these PRP growth factors are released, they induce the production of collagen, generate new capillary blood supply and increase retention of moisture, all adding to skin rejuvenation by helping skin to regenerate itself.

PRP is extracted from patients through blood drawn then spun in a machine that separates the plasma from the red blood cells. The PRP is withdrawn from the vial and injected into facial targeted areas. PRP is the only available product that contains high levels of the patient’s naturally occurring growth factors. These growth factors maintain the same ratios found circulating in the body. Since the PRP is made from a patient’s own blood, it is protected against the risk of disease transmission.

In specialties such as Dentistry, Ear Nose and Throat, Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Orthopedics, Cardiovascular, Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery, and Wound Healing, used clinically for over a decade by clinicians, PRP has provided a natural, bioactive growth factor combination that enhances repair of tissues. Generally applied topically to the wound sites, PRP differs amongst procedures used for bleeding control in cardiovascular surgery to stabilize bone grafts as well as increase bone growth in orthopedic and dental procedures. PRP is also used to seal wounds and accelerate healing in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures.

In the field of cosmetic facial rejuvenation, the latest innovation is combining PRP with dermal heating using radio waves, ultrasound or laser light to resurface the skin, thereby increasing collagen production and tightening of the skin. It has been found that the addition of PRP at the time of dermal heating enhances the environment needed for skin healing and renewal. The two techniques work cooperatively to enhance skin appearance with improvements seen within weeks and sustained for up to 18 months in certain cases.

Jaded Face Family Practice is dedicated to your face, skin and body looking its best without surgery, in a personal and private atmosphere. Using dermal heating with the PRP, patients who received the treatment so far have a more youthful and fuller facial appearance.

Although other centers have reported positive findings combining dermal heat and PRP, Jaded Face Family Practice are the first to report that there are also marked improvements in skin quality, most noticeably improved smoothness, decreased visibility of pores, and lightened dark spots. They have determined that this procedure can benefit properly selected patients and is ideal as a preventive approach for younger patients. At Jaded Face Family Practice patients are carefully screened to ensure that this is the appropriate procedure for them and that they will be satisfied with the results.

 Dr. Virginia Beaton is personable and listens to your concerns, no rushing to see the next person or pushing you through the office. We have the highest techological lasers (with no or minimal downtime) on the market and all American FDA approved fillers and Botox. 


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The author would like to thank Dr. Renata J. Maslowski of OWLS for Science, Inc. with assistance

in preparing this article.