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Platelet rich plasma is often used to improve your skin and help it heal. It can help you look younger and naturally heal your skin. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment.

What is platelet rich plasma and how is it created?

Platelet rich plasma (or PRP for short) is blood with a high concentration of platelets. These platelets are rich in growth factors that aid the healing process throughout the body.

Platelet rich plasma is created from your own blood—this makes it a safe and natural solution for improving your appearance. When PRP is made, a small amount of your blood will be drawn and put into a centrifuge. The treatment usually requires 1-3 vials of blood. Then a centrifuge will separate the blood so that the PRP with the high concentration of platelets can be extracted. Then it is injected into the body or applied to the area being treated.

What can platelet rich plasma do?

Platelet rich plasma can help to heal damaged tissue and encourage growth of new healthy cells. PRP also stimulates the production of collagen. Collagen, as you know, keeps your skin firm and young looking. More collagen can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.

At Dr. Russo’s office PRP is often used in conjunction with micro needling to give patients the best results.

Platelet Rich Plasma Growth Factors

PRP works because of the growth factors contained in the platelets. These growth factors include:

  • Epidermal Growth Factor
  • Transforming Growth Factor
  • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor
  • Fibroblast Growth Factor
  • Collagen Simulating Growth Factor
  • Keratinocyte Growth Factor

These growth factors work together to heal your body, produce new healthy skin cells, repair damaged tissue, and improve your appearance.

The Benefits Of Using Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet rich plasma is a simple, effective, and safe way to improve your skin and your appearance. Because it comes from your body, you don’t have to worry about allergic reactions and you’ll get natural looking results. If you’d like to learn more about PRP, growth factors, and more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Russo.

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