What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, has emerged to be one of the most innovative, safe, and effective therapies in anti-aging and aesthetic medicine. Using your own blood, golden-rich plasma is collected and then used in several different ways. PRP is rich in growth factors, cytokines and proteins that stimulate new tissue growth, and support tissue healing.
We Use PRP Therapy to Treat
Burns & Wounds
Scars & Strechmarks
Results from PRP Treaments can be dramatic!
Because we use cutting edge therapies like Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix, or PRFM, when applicable, we deliver high quality, effective treatments that can:
- Add volume and enhance your temples.
- Provide cheek rejuvenation and volume.
- Improve nasobial folds, or “smile lines”.
- Erase melomental folds, or mouth “frown lines”.
- Offer SkinPen microneedling + PRP, aka PRP Microneedling.
- Improve stretch marks and scars.
- Restore intimate health rejuvenation with the O-Shot and P-Shot.
PRP – Microneedling aka The Vampire Facial® at PAS
PRP can be applied topically to the skin after microneedling, creating a potent tissue growth and repair environment. This is also known as the Vampire Facial®.
PRP Microneedling can address many of your concerns and it is ideal to:
- Treat deep acne scarring and hypertrophic scarring.
- Help diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
- Improve hyperpigmentation.
- Brighten tone, smooth and soften the skin.
- Patients often report a more youthful glow within days, with results that continue to improve over the next several weeks.
The Vampire Face Lift ® at PAS
Developed by the same company as the Vampire Facial®, the Vampire Facelift® also does not disappointment when it comes to results. While the Vampire Facial® combines Microneedling and PRP to deliver results, the Vampire Facelift® takes a slightly different approach combining the use of filler with PRP.
Using filler in all the right places Dr. Greco and the team at PAS, can provide non-surgical facelift solutions with a fraction of the downtime. The combination of PRP and filler work together to:
- Lift the skin and restore youthful volume.
- Restore shape that has diminished with aging.
- Improve the skin’s tone and texture.
- Rejuvenate tissue at the cellular level.
How do I know if PRP is right for me?
The best thing to do is schedule a consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Greco will thoroughly go over your medical history with you. This includes going over your medical and surgical history, medications you are taking, and allergies you may have. From there, she will go over how the PRP Therapy treatments work and determine which may be right for you.
What should I expect during my visit?
During your office visit, a small amount of blood is drawn, then spun down in a special centrifuge. This spinning process separates the red blood cells from the golden platelet rich plasma, or PRP. This platelet rich plasma is concentrated in growth factors and proteins that promote new cell growth, as well as expedite the healing process.
How do I prepare for the procedure?
Avoid the use of steroids and other anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, naprosyn, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, etc. one week prior to treatment. Avoid alcohol and smoking at least one week prior to treatment. Begin adequate hydration at least 2 days prior to treatment. A thorough consultation prior to any treatment provides further detail.
Are there any contraindications?
Because we are using your very own blood, there is no true “contraindication” for this treatment. There are, however, several factors that can significantly blunt your response, making it worth your while to save the treatment for later. A patient should be in general good health, and leading a healthy lifestyle at the time of treatment. There should be no active infection or illness. Use of steroids, and other anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, aspirin, naprosyn, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, etc should be avoided. Excess alcohol consumption should be avoided before, during, and after treatment. Smoking should be avoided. Good hydration is key.
Why is it called a "Vampire" treatment?
The founder and creator of the “Vampire” series of PRP treatments, Dr. Charles Runels, coined the term “Vampire”. It is a cheeky reference to the fact that we are drawing a small amount of your own blood. This blood is then spun in a special centrifuge to separate your own golden-rich plasma from the red blood cells.