PRP Treatment in St. Louis
Laser Lipo and Vein Center is now offering ECLIPSE PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. PRP therapy is a simple process that involves using your own platelets to help stimulate collagen and elastin production and promote healing. The use of PRP is relatively new in the area of cosmetic medicine, although it has been used extensively in other areas of medicine. Dr. Wright is using this cutting edge technique to benefit patients in several areas of his practice including fat transfer after liposuction, topical application following minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedures, such as Dermapen and Fractora, and in conjunction with facial fillers.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is a platelet rich serum derived from your own blood. A small sample amount of your own blood is taken and placed in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the platelets and serum. The result is a plasma serum loaded with platelets and other growth factors. PRP injection therapy increases the body’s natural wound healing response by releasing growth factors and stimulating fibroblast and collagen production.
The platelet derived growth factors are the key. They are the real deal; the ones our body relies on to heal injuries or wounds. The last time you cut yourself or healed a bruise you relied on the platelets from your blood circulation to the area. The cut or injury stimulates the platelets to release packets of growth factors: Platelet Derived Growth Factor [PDGF], Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor [VEGF], Epidermal Growth Factor [EGF], Keratinocyte Growth Factor [KGF] and Transforming Growth Factor [TGF]. These growth factors recruit and transform fibroblasts and epidermal cells into healing and rejuvenating machines. They also recruit blood vessels to nourish the area. There are many cosmetic products that claim to promote the regeneration but they can’t compare to your own platelet rich plasma.
Advantages of Eclipse PRP Treatment
- PRP leverages the body’s naturel growth and rejuvenation process
- Eclipse PRP uses your own blood to create the plasma serum so there is no risk of allergic reaction
- Natural collagen is formed by the body’s natural wound healing response
- PRP can be used on any skin type
- Effective for both men and women
Benefits of Using PRP Injection Therapy for Fat Transfer
Using fat cells harvested from one area of the body and injected into another is becoming a very popular natural alternative to artificial facial fillers or synthetic breast implants. The harvested fat is combined with PRP, which contains a high concentration of several growth factors. Fat combined with PRP is called “smart-fat”, which increases the fats ability to graft to the new area. Popular areas for adding volume through natural fat transfer include the cheeks, lips, breast, and buttocks.
Benefits of Adding PRP to Your Skin Rejuvenation Procedure
Adding PRP topically following minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedures, such as Dermapen or Fractora, accelerates healing and greatly increases collagen formation. The PRP is delivered through the micro-puncture created during the Dermapen or Fractora treatment allowing for transdermal delivery of the PRP. The growth factors in PRP therapy increase collagen and elastin production to improve skin tone, texture, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Benefits of Adding PRP to Facial Fillers
When PRP is used in conjunction with facial fillers such as Radiesse®, Perlane®, Restylane®, or Juvederm® it is injected above the filler creating a layered affect. The PRP creates a foundation for new collagen to form, which overtime can reduce the amount of filler needed and also increase the time between treatments. The PRP will also improve skin tone and texture reducing fine lines and wrinkles and restoring volume naturally.
Facial Filler with PRP
Neuromodulator with PRP