Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) For Facial Rejuvenation

Platelet-rich Plasma/Fibrin (PRP/PRF)

Platelet Rich Plasma Benefits

The magic of your own blood makes this a personal, natural treatment. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) or platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) may be added to your fractional resurfacing or microneedling with RF treatment and topically applied to boost healing and to treat signs of aging to the face, neck, and décolletage such as wrinkles, skin tone, and dark spots.

Beyond use as a serum, PRP may be injected for visible rejuvenation of the skin, for hair restoration, or to add volume to areas such as under-eye hollows, the lips, or cheeks as we can also blend it with a filler product such as EZ-Gel.

Platelet-rich plasma involves a simple blood draw – about the same amount drawn for a blood test. This is why this treatment is sometimes referred to as a vampire facial. Your blood is placed in a specialized vial and spun in a centrifuge which separates the plasma or fibrin from the other blood components into concentrated layers. This valuable plasma is then drawn from the vial with a syringe and immediately prepared for application or injection.

Because we are re-introducing your own plasma back into your body, rather than a foreign substance, there’s no possibility of allergic reaction and the chance of infection is minimal.

platelet rich plasma The concentrated PRP contains:

  • Growth factors – Think of these as keys that unlock the magic within your cells. The unlocked cells are “told” to divide and grow and to make more elastin and collagen. Growth factors can also ease inflammation, another way they “de-age” your appearance. After our 20’s, our body produces less and less growth factors, so PRP adds in what our bodies can no longer produce.
  • Platelets – Healthy, younger-looking skin has great blood circulation and platelets help facilitate this. They also activate collagen and elastin productions which improved skin texture and tone. And platelets are healing – the more in your skin, the faster and better you heal and limit inflammation.
  • Fibrin – A matrix that holds your platelets and other growth factors together.
  • Stem cells – Promote healing of damaged skin cells, initiate collagen production, reduce sun-damaged elastin fibers, promote new elastin formation.

PRP For Facial Rejuvenation

Used as a serum:
At the start of a Scarlet RF, Agnes RF, Fraxel DUAL, Venus Viva, or fractional resurfacing treatment, your blood is drawn and spun while you are being treated. Microneedling or laser treatments intentionally and precisely wound and/or inflame your skin, making it easily penetrated and ideal for applying the concentrated PRP or PRF. Immediately your body’s healing process begins repairing tissue, growing cells and producing collagen—all boosted by your own plasma.

Used as an injectable:
Assures no wasted PRP and precise placement directly into the area of collagen production and cellular activity. As with use as a serum, your skin’s healing processes are triggered by your treatment, followed by a cascade of cell growth, collagen synthesis, and other natural anti-aging benefits.

PRP and scarlet before and after

Before and four weeks after Scarlet RF and PRP

I had my first Scarlet treatment and PRP at Hayes Valley Medical & Esthetics and was so pleased with the entire experience. Linda was extremely knowledgeable and professional, which was comforting as I had no idea what to expect with these treatments. I started noticing results immediately, tighter skin and reduction in sun damage and even softening fine lines. I am confident that if you are considering these treatments, you will be really happy with the results.
Mary K.

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EZ GEL Filler

In the constantly evolving world of cosmetic procedures, the advent of plasma fillers has been eagerly received. Using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF), scientists have taken huge steps toward producing the perfect cosmetic filler that enhances volume and extends shape longevity. The most recent innovation is the EZ Gel Filler.

EZ Gel is an autologous plasma filler that is used to treat several parts of the face — under-eye, cheeks, chin, etc. It has no additives, chemicals, or artificial compounds. It combines proteins and cells derived from your own blood — PRP, PRF and albumin — to produce a unique filler that stimulates cell growth and long-term secretion of growth factors.

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