Concentrated growth factors are a high concentration of blood platelets surrounded by its own plasma. It is produced when a small amount of blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the platelets-rich plasma within the blood. This component of your blood contains fundamental growth-producing proteins.
This treatment is available at both our San Francisco and Marin locations, and only as an add-on to our Microneedling Collagen Induction Treatment, Venus Viva™ Skin Resurfacing Treatments, and Scarlet SRF Non-Surgical Facelift (Marin location only), as this extracellular fluid must be applied to skin which has been prepared to receive it. During this cutting-edge new therapy, your own blood will be drawn by a licensed skin care practitioner and put in a centrifuge to separate the platelets, which contains the fundamental protein growth factors. This plasma is then applied to your skin during the therapy.
The combination of plasma applied to your beneficially damaged skin brings about tissue repair, cell growth, and collagen production. Since these growth factors are part of your own blood, there is no risk of intolerance or allergic reaction. The amount of blood drawn is similar to when you get a blood test. Because of this blood draw, this treatment is often referred to as a vampire facial.
• Tissue repair
• Cell growth
• Collagen production