PRP Microneedling

What is PRP

PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma.  The internal essence of your blood contains life giving fundamental protein growth factors.  PRP is a viable and intact concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma.  Since the autologous platelet-rich plasma is processed from the patients own blood, there is almost no risk of reaction or rejection.

The Process

The practitioner draws a small amount of blood from the patient.

The blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun at a rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.  This process derives a high concentration of biological nutrient rich cells to the autologous platelet-rich plasma.

The PRP is then distributed on any area of concern to the patient (face, neck, scars, etc.) and micro-needled into the skin to deliver 8 nutrients with the following known effects:

  1. Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)
    Plays a significant role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation and differentiation during the remodeling phase.  Stimulates keratinocyte and fibroblast production.
  2. Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
    Promotes angiogenesis which is the physiological process involving the growth of new blood vessels.
  3. Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
    An important signaling protein involved in both vasculogenesis and angiogenesis that may help the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.
  4. Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
    Promotes angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization for the intricate process of tissue repairing itself after injury.
  5. Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
    Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the zone of injury.  Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis.
  6. Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
    Activates fibroblast differentiation.  Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.
  7. Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
    Stimulates granulocyte and macrophage proliferation for the growth of healthy tissue and blood cells.
  8. Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
    Keratinocyte migration, differentiation, and proliferations may optimize conditions for healing and the generation of new skin.