PRP, or Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a treatment that harnesses the body's natural healing abilities to rejuvenate and restore various tissues, including the skin and hair. It involves the extraction and utilization of the patient's own blood components, specifically the plasma and platelets.
The process begins with a small blood sample taken from the patient. This blood is then placed in a centrifuge, a machine that spins at high speeds to separate its components. Through this spinning action, the red blood cells, white blood cells, and plasma are separated, leaving behind a concentrated solution of platelets suspended in plasma—this is known as Platelet-Rich Plasma.
Platelets are rich in growth factors, bioactive proteins, and other beneficial substances that play a crucial role in tissue repair, regeneration, and healing. When PRP is injected or applied to a specific area, these growth factors stimulate cellular growth, collagen production, and blood vessel formation, leading to improved tissue health, rejuvenation, and accelerated healing.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
What issues can it be used to treat?
Lines and wrinkles
What is the difference between PRP and PRF?
The primary difference lies in their composition. PRP is a concentrated solution of platelets suspended in plasma. After the blood sample is centrifuged, the plasma containing a higher concentration of platelets is extracted. PRF, on the other hand, is a fibrin matrix enriched with platelets, white blood cells, and stem cells. It contains a higher density of platelets and fibrin fibers, which contribute to its unique properties. PRP and PRF also differ in the release of growth factors. PRP has a rapid release of growth factors upon application to the target area due to its liquid nature. PRF, with its fibrin matrix, provides a sustained release of growth factors over a more extended period. This sustained release is believed to enhance the regenerative potential of PRF and support tissue healing and rejuvenation. The presence of a fibrin matrix also means that PRF can be used as a natural dermal filler for facial volumization while PRP is used more for skin rejuvenation. MD AESTHETICS offers both PRP and PRF and we often use them in combination for best results.
What are the alternatives to PRP?
If you are interested in alternatives to PRP which also target skin quality, you might be interested in the following:
Do you have more questions about PRP in Mallorca?
To book a PRP consultation with one of our doctors or if you simply want to know more about any of our treatments, send us a Whatsapp message on +34 648 126 985 and we aim to reply within 2 hours.