Understanding PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy)

Jill Wohlfeil from Reneu Health & Medispa. Another addition to Thursday’s News from Reneu. This week we are talking about one of my favorite procedures offered at Reneu – PRP or platelet-rich plasma therapy.

So let’s talk a little bit about PRP. You may have heard it used in conjunction with micro-needling and called the “vampire facial.” But PRP is an amazing, natural rejuvenating therapy with a much richer history. PRP has been used for medical rejuvenation since the 1970s. After extensive surgical procedures, maxillofacial surgeons first used it to rejuvenate bone and tissue growth. Next, the orthopods discovered its rejuvenating properties for joint injuries and accelerated healing. And you can’t use the word “rejuvenating” without an aesthetic practitioner’s ear perking up. PRP has been used in skin rejuvenation, scar reduction, hair loss treatments, and injecting into volume-depleted areas. I haven’t even mentioned the applications for gynecologic and sexual issues, but that is another talk.

So how and why does this all work? Well, platelets are the cells in your blood that promote healing by stimulating the production of growth factors. So may separating the platelets from the rest of your blood, we can concentrate that super rejuvenating power and apply it directly to problem areas – so we are talking fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, acne scarring, poor skin tone, volume loss on the face, neck, ecotage, back of hands – really anywhere. And the best part about it is that it is all natural – we use your platelet power to stimulate collagen and elastin in your skin to give you your youthful appearance back.

So your blood is drawn in a special tube and then treated and spun down in a centrifuge. This process separates the platelets, red blood cells, and serum. Look at the picture we posted after my talk, and you will see the blood that has been spun and is ready to have the platelets extracted. Once we have the platelets, we are ready for treatment. the most common application is micro needling. So micro-needling uses a hand-piece to put thousands of minute holes or channels in your skin. By adding PRP to this procedure, you are putting the ultimate “collagen stimulator” into the healing process. We also use PRP on the scalp to stimulate hair growth for thinning hair. It can be injected into areas of hollowness – under the eyes are a great spot for this procedure and the back of the hands.

Bottom line – if you want more youthful collagen, you want PRP treatment. So call today!