Collagen is essential for the skin’s elasticity for a smooth and youthful appearance. The growth factors and cytokines that are necessary to stimulate new collagen production are contained in the fraction of your blood that is called “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP). PRP is rich in platelets, stem cells and growth factors and accelerates the healing process by taking advantage of the body’s natural healing pathways. The autologous (meaning from one’s own body) PRP will be obtained by your physician using the commercially available “easy-to-use centrifugal system” celluVance™ PRP kit.
After injection of the autologous PRP, the healing factors will mimic and accelerate the normal healing process via new cell production and collagen formation at the targeted area. PRP has been widely used for many years in plastic surgery, orthopaedics, dentistry, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants. Sports physicians are using autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to accelerate healing of various sports related injuries and aesthetic practitioners are using it for skin rejuvenation in patients with severe photo-aging and scarring.