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PRP Basics

By February 12, 2024March 14th, 2024No Comments

Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) is a medical treatment that is used in various fields. PRP involves extracting a patient’s blood, processing that blood with a centrifuge in order to separate the plasma from the red blood cells, and then injecting the plasma back into the patient. By placing the blood through centrifugation, the concentration of platelets increases. This concentrated plasma is rich in growth factors which are the building blocks for tissues, skin, hair, nails, and bone. The growth factors work to stimulate cell regeneration, collagen production, and tissue repair.

PRP is useful in aesthetics as it can enhance healing, improve skin texture, and stimulate overall rejuvenation. Once the blood has been placed in the centrifuge and separated, the PRP is then injected into the face. At Buffalo Aesthetics we do not apply the PRP topically as that is not how PRP works, it needs to be injected under the skin for the greatest benefit. By placing the PRP directly into the face, PRP can help to tighten skin, reduce fine lines, and improve texture.

PRP is all-natural and a great alternative to other injectables. There is minimal downtime following PRP. PRP can also be used in combination with a resurfacing treatment for added benefit and expedited healing. PRP leverages the body’s natural healing mechanisms to achieve optimal aesthetic benefits. Typically PRP is paired with microneedling, however you can also pair the procedure with a Morpheus8 treatment.

If you are considering any of the above treatments or would like more information, we recommend booking a consultation with one of our experts at Buffalo Aesthetics. Please reach out to us via text (716) 422-7727 or call (716) 428-3998.