Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) harnesses the healing factors in your own blood to rejuvenate your skin. Dr. Zena Gabriel has perfected her extraction technique to make sure you only get the purest, most protein-rich plasma. PRP can improve healing and enhance results from treatments like microneedling, resulting in healthier, more youthful-looking skin.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
The fluid component of your blood is called plasma. It contains platelets that respond to injury and stimulate the healing process. Other factors in plasma also improve healing and promote healthy cell growth. When blood is separated in a centrifuge, one layer contains platelet-rich plasma (PRP).
PRP has been used for many purposes. These include improving healing after surgery, in joint, muscle, and tendon injuries, and in regenerative medicine. In dermatology, it is applied as a topical treatment following other procedures like microneedling or laser treatment to enhance healing and results. PRP is also used to treat hair loss in men and women.
How is Platelet-Rich Plasma Prepared?
Dr. Zena takes great care in preparing your PRP because not all plasma is truly rich in platelets. Extracting plasma with poor technique can result in ineffective treatment. To achieve effective PRP treatment, Dr. Zena first focuses on ensuring she has top-quality PRP to work with. A small amount of your blood goes into a centrifuge for separation and PRP extraction. This PRP can then be used for skin rejuvenation treatments.