- 1 What is PRP and What is it Used For?
- 2 BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions About PRP and PPP
- 3.1 What Does it Feel Like? Will it hurt?
- 3.2 Is there Downtime or Recovery After PRP?
- 3.3 How Long Will Results Last?
- 3.4 Am I A Candidate for PRP?
- 3.5 PRP Cost and Pricing Information
- 3.6 How is PRP best applied after a treatment with laser or RF Microneedling
- 3.7 What is a PRP facial?
- 3.8 What does PRP stand for?
- 4 The Top PRP Providers in New Jersey are at Reflections
PRP is so much more than the Vampire Facial! It’s part of the future of Regenerative Aesthetics, a branch of true anti-aging medical treatments.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP) are two products that help isolate and concentrate the healing and growth factors from your own blood, to enhance and boost the results of cosmetic treatments. While celebrities like Kim Kardashian have popularized the topical use of PRP, our practice is focused on offering cutting-edge applications of PRP and PPP that offer proven, scientific results.
What is PRP and What is it Used For?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and Platelet-Poor Plasma (PPP) are two ways of isolating and concentrating the parts of your own blood that contain healing and growth factors.
PRP contains more of the growth factors and is typically injected under the skin to stimulate the growth of new cells and tissues.
This is what helps to create thicker, smoother skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving skin tone and quality – and also reduces the intensity and duration of downtime following treatments with lasers, microneedling, and even in some surgical procedures.
We find that almost all of our patients receiving treatment for acne scars or under eyes dark circles make use of PRP in adjunct to other treatments they are doing.
PRP can also be used to grow new, thicker hair for patients experiencing hair loss and thinning.
PRP for hair loss is a relatively new treatment with a limited number of scientific studies to show its efficacy. The long-term benefits of PRP treatments for hair loss are not yet known. All patients receiving PRP treatments at Reflections Center are followed closely to determine effectiveness and if other therapeutic modalities may be needed.
The PPP is topically applied over top of skin that’s been lasered, microneedled, or otherwise damaged, and/or it is injected into the treated areas at the same depth as the thermal injury.The PPP is the part of the blood that works to close up cuts and heal itself, so it’s helpful to provide these cells right where they’re needed. This is what helps with reducing the downtime and recovery period.
There are many ways to obtain PRP and PPP, but the best systems create far higher concentrations of these cells, making them much more effective.
BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS
Frequently Asked Questions About PRP and PPP
What Does it Feel Like? Will it hurt?
Treatment begins with a blood draw from your arm, just as if you were having blood drawn for labs at your primary care doctors office. A slight needle prick may be felt during the process. Then, your blood will be placed in a centrifuge, which will separate your blood platelets from your blood plasma. This will be seperated into PRP and PPP, and placed into a syringe to be injected into the treatment area and/or applied over top of sites of microdamage (i.e. skin that’s been lasered or microneedled). Typically, we do numb the treatment site, so you should not expect to feel the actual treatment injections or applications.
Is there Downtime or Recovery After PRP?
By itself, PRP causes little to no downtime. We always pair PRP and PPP with another treatment to maximize the treatments effectiveness, so the downtime is related to that other procedure. We find that downtime actually reduces when we add PRP to the process. Well cover this in more detail during your consultation.
How Long Will Results Last?
PRP and PPP are your own cells, working to build and heal your cells and tissues so the results are going to be natural and long lasting. In some ways you can expect the procedures results will be permanent, although still subject to the normal aging process over time, just like the rest of your cells.
Am I A Candidate for PRP?
Both men and women who are looking for a natural alternative to skin rejuvenation can often benefit from PRP. If you are looking to soften fines lines, wrinkles, and scars, or correct uneven skin texture or volume loss, PRP may be able to help. Women who are pregnant should not receive this treatment. Those with autoimmune conditions, cancer, or are on anti-coagulation treatment are also not candidates.
PRP Cost and Pricing Information
PRP and/or PPP is $400 as an add-on to other skin care treatments.
How is PRP best applied after a treatment with laser or RF Microneedling
One way ensures the PRP is available directly within the areas of injury (in the actual channels of injury), but as these channels close very quickly, there is some discussion in the medical community as to whether this is effective enough. If the channels have already closed when the PRP is applied over top, then the PRP just sits on top of the skin and isn’t all that helpful. This is why you’ll sometimes see providers apply the PRP first and then Microneedle over top, pushing the platelets down into the skin. But a more effective way to ensure the PRP gets to the right depth in the skin, without damaging the PRP, is to inject it into the skin. So, we always inject it, and sometimes we also apply it topically directly after treatment with a laser or microneedling device.
What is a PRP facial?
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. PRP is an isolated and concentrated component of blood. It has been found that PRP contains healing and growth factors that can be used for skin rejuvenation procedures such as a PRP facial or better known as the “vampire facial”. The growth factors found in the platelet-rich plasma contain more growth factors that naturally occur in the skin and body, stimulating the growth of new cells for rejuvenated skin. The growth of new cells helps to create thicker, smoother skin that reduces fine lines and wrinkles while improving the tone and quality of the skin.
A “vampire facial” or a PRP facial is a procedure that combines platelet-rich plasma with microneedling via dermapen. This combination allows the patient to get the best of both treatments in an accelerated way. The micro injuries caused by microneedling help to kickstart the healing process of the skin but also allows the platelet-rich plasma applied topically during the facial to be absorbed deeper into the skin for maximum cell regeneration.
What does PRP stand for?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated version of a patient’s blood that isolates the platelets or growth factors in the plasma to enhance and boost the results of cosmetic treatments. To extract this concentrated formula, a patients blood is taken and then spun in a container that separates the plasma from the rest of the blood.
Both men and women who are looking for a natural alternative to skin rejuvenation without the use of synthetic fillers and ingredients can turn to PRP for regenerative results. If you are looking to smooth fine lines, wrinkles, and soften scars, PRP may be able to help. It is recommended that women who are pregnant should not receive this treatment, as well as those with autoimmune diseases, cancer, or, are on anticoagulation treatment should avoid this type of treatment.
The Top PRP Providers in New Jersey are at Reflections
Reflections has always prided itself on being a cutting-edge practice committed to providing scientifically proven and medically sound treatments that offer real results. That’s why we’re so happy to be able to provide our patients with access to world-class Regenerative Aesthetic treatments like PRP and PPP. We think you’ll be amazed at how well this treatment works to boost the results of your procedure, as well as how quickly and easily you recover.