What is Platelet Rich Plasma? (PRP)


Did you know that you have 10 Growth Factors/Cytokines in YOUR OWN BLOOD? There is the IGF I & II, Transforming Growth Factor Beta, Connective Tissue Growth Factor, Fibroblast Growth Factor, Epidermal Growth Factor, Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor, Interleukin – 8, Keratinocyte Growth Factor, Stem Cell Marker CD34+, and finally, Cytokines/Adhesion Molecules.  WOW!  All working to stimulate and produce more collagen!!  I want that! The result is new, healthy skin!


Men and women who have had the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facial treatment find their faces look even better several months after they have had the treatments.  That’s because the plasma stimulates their skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate their skin.  The new cell growth in your skin generated by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes.  Botox and other filler treatments break down with time but the Platelet Rich Plasma lasts and looks better as long as 18 month to two years.


Platelet Rich Plasma literally stimulates new cell growth in the patient’s body wherever it is injected.  It helps the body heal itself the natural way without using chemicals or foreign substances of any kind.  The possibility of an allergic reaction or infection is almost nil because the plasma comes from the patient’s own body.


First, I numb the area that will be worked on with a BLT lidocaine topical cream.  Next, blood is withdrawn using a butterfly needle, approximately 8cc.   The blood is then centrifuged.  After the spin, the PRP is extracted and then microneedled and/or injected into the area.  The areas that can be performed is the entire face, neck, decolletage,  and hands.  The entire process can take 60-80 minutes.


The skin will be read and flushed, similar to a mild to moderate sunburn for 12 hours to 3 days.  You may also experience mild swelling, tightness, and/or mild peeling.  Side effects are temporary and typically resolve within 3 days.  Total healing time depends on the depth of the treatment, skin type, and skin condition, and some patients may heal completely within 24 hours.

Patients typically notice an immediate glow, but visible improvement will take about 2-4 weeks and can continue for up to 3 months for maximum improvement.  Generally 1-3 treatments are recommended.

Results typically last about 1 year for most patients but can vary depending on the skin type, skin condition and other health factors.  Maintenance treatments are recommended every 6-12 months for best and continued results.

Michelle Francis, RN, has had advanced training with both injecting and microneedling along with hair restoration at the Empire Medical Training School.  She tailors your treatment to obtain your utmost beauty goals.  She is obsessed with results!  Please contact her via phone/text at 602-909-2180 or email her at renewedbeautyspecialists@gmail.com to schedule an appt or have any further questions.


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