The serum itself is created by separating a patient’s Platelets from other blood components within a centrifuge machine. The blood is separated into three layers, a very small white blood cell band (also known as a buffy coat) in the middle, a red blood cell portion on the bottom, and the PRP serum on top. PRP contains a significantly higher concentration of platelets, at times up to 10 times more concentrated than the blood itself, depending on the type of centrifuge that is used for separation. It is highly recommended not to use regular laboratory centrifuge as they not only produce a significantly lower platelet concentration but also they lead to activation of platelets due to their high RPM (Rotation per minute) which results in an exponential decrease in the components that are used for regeneration of skin elements most importantly the growth factors that stimulate growth.
With PRP’s ability to stimulate the regeneration of tissue it has even been shown to help in avoiding major surgeries, particularly of the joints and ligaments. When it comes to aesthetic medicine, PRP is combined with microneedling to:
- Reduce scarring, especially from acne
- Smooth the appearance of cellulite
- Rejuvenate skin on the face and body
- Reduce the intensity of wrinkles and sun damage
- Enhance the overall texture and tone of a patient’s skin
- Eliminate the signs of aging in hands