It’s that time of year again, when we all start drinking our Pumpkin Spice Lattes and planning our Halloween Parties! Here in Paradise, this time of year gets us all talking more about BLOOD! Yes, we love blood. Blood, specifically the platelet-rich portion, is rich in growth factors and other cellular matter that is vital in the healing process. Use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) can aid in collagen synthesis, and thus, provides a boost to other collagen-stimulating treatments such as microneedling and laser resurfacing. Over the years, the process of topically applying PRP to the skin after microneedling has been coined as the ‘Vampire Facial’, for obvious reasons.
PRP can also be injected into the skin to deliver growth factors into the deeper tissues. Injection of PRP has been shown provide an immediate glow to the skin, and, with repeated injections, improve overall skin texture and the best part is that it is ALL NATURAL! We have also successfully mixed PRP in with dermal fillers, Sculptra®, and fat transfer for added rejuvenation. I like to think of it as ‘adding fertilizer’ to the area, where fat and and products like Sculptra® are the ‘seeds’ for new collagen growth.
So, if you’re looking for a natural way to look younger and boost the effects of your other treatments, look no further than your own body to provide you will all of the materials you need!