What is PRP?
Your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and many signaling molecules in a fluid called plasma. When extracted and spun in a centrifuge, the blood separates. Heavier blood cells sink to the bottom and the plasma, still full of platelets and signaling molecules, rises to the surface. We remove this platelet-rich plasma (PRP) during your visit and prepare it for application or injection. The platelets trigger a cascade of healing processes, while the signaling factors stimulate cell turnover and further healing responses.
How Does PRP Work?
PRP works because a concentration of platelets tells the body to mobilize a healing response. This has been used to treat medical conditions including joint, muscle, and tendon damage, osteoarthritis, post-surgical wound healing, and regenerative medicine.
Platelets in PRP act as first responders to damaged tissues, helping to stop bleeding. They also recruit many other healing factors and immune system cells to the scene to initiate the repair process as quickly as possible. This makes PRP a powerful tool for improving the health of facial skin and restoring fuller hair growth.
To further enhance the beneficial effects of PRP, Renew MD utilizes the Venus Viva™ radiofrequency laser to prep the skin prior to treatment. The innovative fractional skin resurfacing technology sends pulses of radiofrequency energy deep into the tissue to repair skin damage. By performing this treatment prior to applying PRP, the platelet-rich plasma penetrates the skin more effectively, allowing Renew MD to deliver superior treatment results.