Platelet Rich Plasma Injections:
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. This is a high concentration of protein derived from blood. It is often referred to as ‘Liquid Gold’ in skin treatments.
To derive PRP, blood sample is taken from the patient and placed in a tube. This tube is then spun in a centrifuge, where natural separation of growth factors and stem cells from red blood cells occurs. Platelets help blood clot, so they are vital for healing wounds and injuries. Platelets contain proteins, including growth factors and cytokines which help skin tissue repair itself.
Platelets help skin function optimally by increasing collagen, elastin, and bringing in antioxidant and hydrating properties. PRP can address conditions such as hollowness and volume loss due to reduced collagen production which can occur with age especially in areas under the eyes or around mouth.
PRP injection appointments at MarSha MedSpa always start with a consultation with our Medical Provider to discuss viability of treatment based upon client medical history and CBC levels.
PRP Under Eye
The intent of PRP injections in under eye area is to add volume in areas that appear ‘hollow’ due to collagen loss. The PRP injected will boost natural collagen production in area to maintain lasting fullness. This will help with under eye bags. It will also help with dark circles that can result from ‘shadows’ created due to volume loss. (Note: Dark circles can result from many other reasons ranging from heredity to lack of sleep, excess sodium or alcohol. PRP will not address dark circles from sources other than shadows due to volume loss). The number of treatments needed depends upon volume loss at onset of treatment. Some patients will see results in one treatment, while others may need up 2- 3 treatments. Our providers typically recommend a follow up at 8 -12 weeks after first treatment to see if an additional treatment is needed. A maintenance treatment is recommended annually.
PRP Nasolabial Folds
PRP can be injected around the mouth in nasolabial area to add volume and decrease appearance of folds. This will help stimulate body’s own collagen production to restore facial volume, restore tissue and minimize lines and folds. There is minimal chance of any adverse reaction as the platelets being injected are from patient’s own blood. Depending upon existing volume loss, 2-3 treatments may be required, spaced out by 8 weeks. Since the body loses ability to produce enough collagen with time, the goal of this treatment is to stimulate client’s own body to produce collagen on sustaining basis.