(Autologous) Platelet Rich Plasma (A-PRP / PRP) Therapy
PRP Facelift (akin to Vampire Facelift)
& PRP Facial available in Las Vegas, NV
@ Strimling Dermatology, Laser & Vein Institute
What is A-PRP / PRP?
A-PRP stands for Autologous (i.e. your own) Platelet Rich Plasma.
Autologous PRP is your own blood plasma with your own platelets.
PRP is derived from a small sample of your own blood that is spun down
using a centrifuge to separate the red blood cell component from the plasma,
which is rich in platelets and other healing growth factors.
What is so special about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP has been used for years in orthopedics and sports medicine to aid in healing of injured muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints and pain control.
Platelets are a type of blood cell that migrate to the location of an injury
and assist in healing through the release of various growth factors
and other proteins which promote healing. Providing plasma rich in platelets
to an injured site adds more healing factors, enhancing your body’s own natural
healing capacity and leading to a more efficient restoration of your health.
Aging is a degenerative process; while PRP is a regenerative process that repairs and strengthens your skin with plasma-derived growth factors.
Aesthetic treatments with PRP at Strimling Dermatology Laser & Vein include:
- PRP Facelift (PRP is injected under the skin alone or
in combination with other synthetic fillers; akin to the Vampire Facelift.)
- PRP Facial (PRP is topically applied to skin after microdermabrasion, profractional or other laser resurfacing.)
- PRP Hair Restoration (PRP is injected at the level of the hair follicle.)
What are the benefits of PRP?
PRP containing Growth Factors & Known Effects:
- Epidermal Growth Factor
plays a significant role in the regulation of cell growth, proliferation,
and differentiation during healing remodeling phase.
Stimulates production of keratinocytes (epidermal skin cells) and fibroblasts (connective tissue cells that make new collagen and extracellular matrix).
- Transforming and Vascular Growth Factors
promote angiogenesis (the growth of new blood vessels) to aid healing.
- Fibroblast Growth Factors
promote proliferation of fibroblasts to make collagen and extracellular matrix,
and modulate or promote many other essential cellular functions.
- Platelet Derived Growth Factors
attracts and signals fibroblasts to make collagen and extracellular matrix.
- Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils and Mast Cells among others
activate fibroblast differentiation to make collagen and extracellular matrix.
PRP also contains a multitude of essential growth factors and signaling proteins that promote or regulate a wide variety of important cellular tissue effects,
including activating and/or stimulating the production of fibroblasts
(connective tissue cells that make new collagen and extracellular matrix,
the primary components of healthy, youthful skin.)
PRP containing growth factors and modulated cells include:
- epidermal growth factor,
- keratinocyte growth factor,
- fibroblast growth factor,
- platelet-derived growth factor,
- colony stimulating factor,
- transforming growth factor,
- vascular endothelial growth factor, and
- interleukins, macrophages, keratinocytes, endothelial cells, lymphocytes, fibroblasts, osteoblasts, basophils, mast cells.
For more information about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), download our Platelet Rich Plasma Information / Informed Consent handout.