Because it works.
I wrote a few years ago a blog about PRP at the time of its introduction in plastic surgery. And we know so much more now!
PRP – platelet-rich plasma – is a biologic isolated from whole blood that is preferentially enriched for platelets. While platelets are the primary component of PRP, depending on the applications, preparations may also contain other cellular components such as white blood cells (WBCs) and peripheral stem cells. These components all play a biological role in the healing process – therefore a key element for plastic surgery – and are provided at concentrated levels in PRP. Thus, PRP may help optimize the conditions for healing and regenerating of bone, cartilage and soft tissue.
Platelets play a critical role in several aspects of the healing process. Activated platelets release adhesion molecules that support clot formation for hemostasis. They also release several antimicrobial peptides that deliver infection control properties. Most importantly, as it relates to healing, platelets also release numerous growth factors, such as PDGF, TGF-β, VEGF (vascular), EGF (epidermal) and SDF-1α (stromal tissue in dermis and under dermis) that have been shown to orchestrate the key biological processes, including angiogenesis – the making of new healthy blood vessels -, inflammation resolution and tissue regeneration, including collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, proteoglycans, new epithelium and mucosal lining, and so many more.
No wonder it has become an important component of my aesthetic practice here in Yorkville, Toronto and why we now offer a PRP CLINIC, on weekdays but also on weekends.
Many rejuvenating treatments offered at VISAGE CLINIC rely on denuding skin or vaginal mucosa to trigger a new healing, firmer, smoother and tighter tissue. Younger tissues depend on healthy blood vessels and PRP will enhance this mechanism. Survival of grafted stem and fat cells rely in part on those proteins – which I called “organic fertilizers”.
Whereas thinning hair requires more and healthier blood vessels, and transplanted hair – and fat cells – require a rich vascular supply AND growth proteins, my so-called organic fertilizers.
PRP is used at VISAGE CLINIC for:
- PRP facial via tiny 4mm microinjections for superficial rejuvenation, and/or via deep cannula injections for deep rejuvenation and volume restoration
- VOLUDERM microneedling and radiofrequency facial with PRP, for tightening and regeneration
- PRP post laser Halo and profractional skin resurfacing
- PRP post diVa laser vaginal rejuvenation
- PRP for hair thinning, for men and women
- PRP for Hair Restoration and Transplantation, pre and post procedure
- PRP for all fat and stem cell transplantation, such as facial fat grafting, hip and buttock fat grafting (Brazilian Butt Lift), pectoral, deltoid, biceps and “abs” augmentation with fat and for fat transfer to breasts.
I’ve also chosen the BEST PRP system available in Canada. Read my next blog to know which one and why I chose it!
Dr. Marc DuPéré