Platelet-rich plasma therapy (or PRP) is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets in order to increase several different growth factors. Normal blood contains about 6 percent platelets. However, platelet-rich plasma contains around 96 percent platelets. Since the blood used in the treatment comes from the patient, there is no risk of infection, rejection, or any other adverse side effects.
This therapy can be used in the form of a facial to rejuvenate the skin and create a younger looking complexion. A PRP facial is the minimally invasive alternative to a face lift. This procedure stimulates the production of collagen, and collagen is the lacework of the skin. This results in your skin looking smoother and having a more even skin tone. This procedure also tightens the skin and gives the appearance of a younger looking complexion.
The preparation for treatment takes a few hours since the blood needs to be extracted from the patient and then prepared separately. However, the application of platelet-rich plasma therapy only takes minutes and the recovery time is negligible. The overall time of healing after the treatment depends on the specific patient.