Platelets are a main component of blood, just like red blood cells and white blood cells. Their main function is to help with clotting. The cells also have the ability to release growth factors which promote healing. In aesthetic medicine, the properties of platelets contribute to the rejuvenation of the face. They can also be used to stimulate hair growth and help repair skin damage such as stretch marks and scarring.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is a high concentration of platelets enveloped in plasma. Skin treatments involving PRP require the extraction of a blood sample similar to a standard laboratory test. A centrifuge separates platelets from the blood, which are then applied to the treatment area.
When combined with micro-needling, PRP helps maximize results for a more complete facial rejuvenation treatment. PRP also helps in accelerating the post-treatment healing process.