Platelet-Rich Plasma and Platelet-Rich Fibrin
Our bodies have incredible self-healing properties due to the presence of various cells, factors, and proteins in our blood that can be harnessed by a Doctor and used to heal, define, and rejuvenate our skin. The Doctors at MedSpa Solutions use a specialized process inspired by the Cleopatra Technique to perform a procedure known as the MedSpa Solutions Sanguifacial. The process involves multiple steps and incorporates the client's own blood that has been refined to concentrate important factor needed to rejuvenate the face. Combined with microneedling, these growth factors lead to enhanced skin remodeling and rejuvenation.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via micro trauma that leads to collagen production. This treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
Since its introduction into the field of aesthetic medicine, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has revolutionized the industry with the concept of non-surgical autologous facial rejuvenation. Patients who are less inclined to use a traditional filler are now able to improve their appearance using their own cells and serum. With the demonstration of increasing utility the indications and uses of PRP are ever-growing.
Apart from having great healing and rejuvenation properties, recent histology studies have also shown that PRP helps with generation of new collagen. However, PRP alone does not address volume as well as a new alternative or additive treatment known as Platelet-Rich Fibrin (PRF).
The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) consists of high concentration of autologous platelets suspended in a small amount of plasma after centrifugation of the blood of the patient. The PRP is a product derived from blood. Its characteristic is due to the fact that the platelets present in the PRP release numerous substances that promote tissue repair and affect the behaviour of other cells.
The platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) is a modern platelet concentrate and it is achieved with a simplified preparation, with no biochemical manipulation of blood. The fibrinogen is initially concentrated in the upper part of the tube but, upon the contact with thrombin, normally present in the blood, it is converted into fibrin. The platelets are retained into the meshes of fibrin.