To assist our patients in making informed decisions, at Buffalo Aesthetics, we education our client with alternative options, expected results, and supportive literature. We apply the same approach with PRP so that our clients are making informed decisions. Below are most common PRP question encounter by our staff.
What is Platelets in Plasma?
Plasma that contains a higher concentration of platelets (generally 6-8 x baseline).
Why is it important?
It stimulates factors, cells, and cytokines that are integral to tissue growth and repair.
Is all Platelets in Plasma the same?
No they are not. The goal is to obtain a high concentration of undamaged solution. Pure Platelets are dependent on your blood draw technique, centrifuge, and number of spins that provides the highest yield of concentrated platelets. Having higher concentrations of platelets reduces the number of injection sessions.
If applied as a serum the same as injected into the skin?
No. Although applying a serum to the skin will moisturize your skin, one of the functions of the outer layer (epidermis) is to protect your skin. For it to work, it requires getting through the epidermal layer (protective layer) and down into where Platelets can interact with factors without platelet breakdown.
Why is the swelling worse post treatment?
The body’s response to is to initiate the wound healing cascade. Part of the wound healing cascade involves factors, enzymes, and interleukins that are responsible for swelling and an inflammatory reaction necessary for the development of new and healthy tissue. It is the same process of healing the body goes through with cuts and injuries on the body heal over.
Why is the serum not red?
When obtained in an ideal fashion the solution should be clear. When 1 drop of red blood cell enters the solution, the color is stained to a pinkish hue.
Is the procedure painful?
Patients encounter minimal to moderate discomfort. All attempts at reducing pain are taken with ice application, topical numbing creams, and local nerve blocks. Dependent on the location of administration, pain symptoms will vary.
Can I have a reaction?
No. Since the solution is a by-product of your own blood re-administered into your body, it is unlikely for you to develop a reaction from use.
As Greater Buffalo’s leading plasma hair restoration, Plasma facials, and Plasma sexual dysfunction providers, we encounter many questions related to this cutting-edge service. Please feel free to connect with us for more information.