Platelet Rich Plasma, known for short as PRP, is often used to treat things like sports injuries or skin conditions, such as acne scarring. It is used as an aid to stimulate the body’s own healing processes, and is utilized for both bone and soft tissue injuries. PRP is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. It is usually derived from the patient’s own blood, which is drawn from the arm and placed in a centrifuge to separate the various components of the blood. It is then injected back into the body at the area of concern. This helps to relieve pain and to speed up healing. It has also seen widespread use in treating certain conditions on the face. In these cases, it may be injected or used topically.
The idea for PRP Gold® came about because many patients were apprehensive about applying something the color of blood as a topical ointment on the face. The product was developed by finding a way to remove the red blood cells. As it turns out, they are of no benefit for PRP to function anyway. Removing them leaves behind the purest form of PRP that can be made accessible. The “Gold” name comes from the amber or gold-like color of the product after the red blood cells have been removed.
If you are struggling with wrinkles or acne scars, you should ask us for more information about this relatively new treatment. PRP Gold® is a viable option for those who do not want to go through laser or dermabrasion treatments.
There are two types of PRP Gold® from which you may benefit. One is made as a treatment that can be applied topically with the use of the Dermapen 3. The other is a solution that can treat deeper tissue by injecting it. This can give the face a fuller-looking appearance over the next few months following treatment.
If you elect to receive PRP Gold® treatments, the product will be made from your own blood so it is completely natural. It contains materials that help to stimulate the body’s production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is that substance in the body that helps to hold things together and give fullness and shape. As you get older, your body’s production of collagen decreases. This is why wrinkles develop. Elastin is what gives the skin its flexibility.
PRP products help the body to make up for some of the lost production of these two components. PRP Gold® has over 75 percent more growth factors than previous versions of PRP did. It consistently receives rave reviews from people who have received treatments with it.
To learn more about how PRP Gold® can benefit you, talk to the team at Forever Young Med Spa in Cooper City. We proudly serve the Ft Lauderdale/Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!