Platelet Rich Plasma
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used in conjunction with skin rejuvenation treatments to leverage the body’s natural healing processes. Plasma is a component of our blood that contains special growth factors and proteins which aid in clotting and promote healing. PRP is produced by isolating plasma and concentrating it! When injected into the skin or used topically with microneedling, PRP stimulates the body to produce new, healthy cells and promotes healing.
Platelet rich plasma is called “liquid gold” for good reason!
What can PRP do for me?
How does Dear Me use PRP?
What to expect with your PRP treatment
Here’s what to expect from a PRP injection process:
A nurse will draw a sample of your blood. The amount of the sample depends on where the PRP will be injected. For example, the amount of blood taken for injection into the scalp is 20 millilitres.
The blood is placed into a centrifuge. This machine spins around very quickly, causing the blood components to separate. The separation process takes about 10 minutes.
There is minimal downtime associated with PRP. The days following your treatment you will want to treat your skin gently using only gentle skincare products recommended by your provider at Dear Me.
The most common side effects experienced after microneedling are redness, warmth or sensitivity and mild peeling a few days later. Your skin will typically heal and be back to normal in 3-5 days.