Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment
First, we will collect a small amount of blood, much like a lab test. The sample is then removed and placed in a centrifuge, which spins the blood at a very high rate, separating the platelets from other blood components. Once the platelets have been concentrated into plasma, they may be used to treat the affected region. Activation of platelets and essential growth factors results from a timed-release of these compounds, which signals proteins involved in the healing process and collagen-elastin cascade activation.
Discomfort varies depending on the treatment location. There are a variety of approaches we can use at StudioRAesthetics to minimize discomfort such as topical anesthetics, lidocaine injections, and nitrous oxide.
The results of PRP treatments are expected to be long-lasting, although they may vary from person to person. Dr. Segura recommends followup PRP injections every 6 months to maintain results.