What Can PRP do for your Face?
You have within you the power to heal and regenerate tissue in all areas of your body, which is how you heal your wounds and repair your tissue after injury. Your own stem cells do this for you every day of your life. Platelets are the component of your blood responsible for initiating your regenerative response in case of injury. Therapeutic Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is prepared from your own blood using a FDA approved PRP system which effectively separates your platelets from red and white blood cells for “Platelet Rich Plasma”. To be truly effective for regeneration of new healthy tissue, PRP needs to have a much higher concentration of platelets than your whole blood. Your PRP has eight growth factors and when injected into your skin, these growth factors initiate your own skin’s regenerative process for production of healthy new skin tissue including new skin cells, new collagen and elastin and your own hyaluronic acid. The new tissue regeneration effectively and naturally improves the skin texture, fine lines, deep wrinkles, skin thickness and elasticity and fills in deeper scars and stretch marks.
How Does PRP Work to Improve Resistant Melasma and other Hyperpigmented Scars?
Melasma is a chronic skin hyperpigmentation disorder which is considered to be hormone-mediated. Anyone can be affected by melasma but individuals with darker skin types are more prone to this skin condition. Traditionally melasma is treated with topical skin lightening agents and routine use of sun protection. Melasma is difficult to treat and the response to melasma treatment varies from person to person. Melasma tends to recur after treatment. Some individuals do not respond to traditional melasma treatment. We have successfully treated many melasma patients who had little or no response to traditional treatments for melasma. Our melasma patients treated with PRP have seen significant improvement in the chronic pigmentation associated with melasma. The improvement in hyperpigmentation after PRP treatments is partly due to the increase in your epidermal thickness and partly due to suppression of your melanocytes or pigment-producing cells. Two of the eight growth factors in your PRP appear to have a suppressant effect on the melanocytes which is why PRP for melasma may be worth a shot for those of you with resistant melasma.
PRP injection followed by microneedling/micropen offers a great option for melasma treatment in those individuals who do not respond to traditional treatments. We have successfully treated many melasma patients who had little or no response to traditional treatments for melasma. We have seen significant improvement in the chronic pigmentation associated with melasma in our patients with a series of treatments with PRP. The improvement in hyperpigmentation after PRP treatments is partly due to the increase in your epidermal thickness and partly due to suppression of your melanocytes or pigment-producing cells. Two of the eight growth factors in your PRP appear to have a suppressant effect on the melanocytes which is why PRP for melasma may be worth a shot for those of you with resistant melasma.
Our PRP melasma treatment protocol varies with your skin type, the extent of melasma, your prior treatment and response history among other factors.
Does the Type of PRP Kit Make a Difference in the Outcome For Wrinkle Improvement, Scar Reduction, or Melasma Treatment with PRP?
First of all, plasma obtained by using a routine blood draw tube for lab tests in NOT PRP. The tubes used for blood draw for lab tests are not meant to be sterile, pyrogen-free, irritant free for injection of your plasma back into your body. They are meant for lab testing only and not for re-injection. They are not tested nor approved by the FDA for platelet concentration, platelet viability, for safety of injection and have no therapeutic benefit.
ONLY FDA approved PRP kits should be used for PRP injection treatments. Not all FDA approved kits are the same. In addition to your overall health and your pre treatment preparation for your PRP treatment, the outcome of your PRP treatment depends on many factors:
- The concentration of platelets in PRP
- The quality of platelet health in your PRP
- The presence or absence of any irritants and additives in the PRP
- The treatment technique of your PRP treatment.
- HarvestKit cell separator gel allows for the easy, rapid and consistent preparation of clear PRP, from a small volume of blood, of PRP with an optimal platelet concentration and viability.
- HARVEST PRP Concentration System with Clear PRP kit: PRP produced using the Harvest® SmartPrep® Multicellular Processing System delivers the highest concentration and yield of platelets when compared to 12 other systems, as shown by the data here.
To schedule your PRP treatment for wrinkles, scars, stretch marks and for PRP melasma treatments in Dallas and Southlake, please call 888-210-9693.