Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated mixture of blood plasma—the component of our blood that contains healing growth factors such as PDGF (platelet-derived growth factor), VEGF (vascular endothelial growth factor), and TGF (transforming growth factor). It is the part of our blood that initiates the coagulation process and helps in speeding up the healing rate of wounds.
HOW IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA OBTAINED?
Similar to how blood is taken during a routine blood test, blood is drawn from the patient and placed into a centrifuge. The blood is spun to isolate a clear, yellow serum which is heavier than the darker components of the blood. The isolated serum is platelet-rich plasma, also known as PRP. PRP can be used on its own, or in combination with other materials.
WHAT TREATMENTS ARE CURRENTLY OFFERED AT BB AESTHETIC?
Currently we offer two types of PRP treatment.
- PRP Tear Troughs with Microneedling
- PRP for Hair Restoration with Acell
Both services apply the same PRP techniques but are uniquely different. Please book a consultation with on of our provider for a tailored plan to your needs.