What is PRP?
Platelets are small, non-nucleated bodies in the blood known for their role in blood clotting. They contain proteins and factors that imitate and regulate all aspects of wound healing. Plasma is the fluid portion of blood. Platelet-rich plasma, by true definition, is plasma with a platelet concentration of a least 100,000 platelets/ UL in 5 ml of plasma and is associated with the enhancement of healing. True “PRP” contains a 3-5 fold increase in growth factor concentrations.
PRP has been used in medicine for the healing of tissues commonly in orthopedic surgery, dentistry, and many other specialties.
The first step in a PRP facial is to draw your blood, spin it down several times and extract the rich platelet rich plasma. A trained nurse practitioner will then use a microneedling pen to create microperforations in the skin which will allow greater permeability of the PRP.
The PRP facial uses your own blood to help promote the healthy activity of your skin cells and regenerate collagen. PRP can also be injected into the skin to act as a natural dermal filler.
PRP is safe because it comes from your own blood. Growth factors are normal body proteins.
BioSymmetry focuses on using the science and regenerative potential of platelet-rich plasma either alone or in conjunction with other growth factors in various aesthetic and reconstructive procedures.
Microneedling with Peptide Gel
Microneedling can also be done without PRP. We have a variety of peptide gels that can be used on the skin to help promote collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body and helps support our skin, hair and nails. As we age, the production of collagen levels in our body decreases.
Microneedling Treatment Schedule
BioSymmetry recommends 3-4 treatments 4-6 weeks apart, then a treatment every 6 months for maintenance.