PRP/CGF Plasma Treatment
What is PRP ?
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets.
As a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains (and releases through degranulation) several different growth factors and othercytokines that stimulate healing of bone and soft tissue.
PRP was first developed in the 1970s and first used in Italy in 1987 in an open heart surgery procedure. PRP therapy began gaining popularity in the mid 1990s. It has since been applied to many different medical fields such as cosmetic surgery, dentistry, sports medicine and pain management.
Today PRP therapy is also widely used for cosmetic and rejuvenation treatments.
How PRP is obtained?
Platelet Rich Plasma is obtained with a safe blood draw and a special centrifugation with a phase separator device, that separate the different components concentrating the platelets in a layer called Buffy coat.
Properly separating the Buffy coat elements from the rest of the blood is not an easy task, that is why separation method plays a fundamental role on the actual concentration of the platelets.
Not all the PRP separation processes are created equal
At Venus Derm Aesthetic center we use a patented sophisticated method called Second Generation PRP, that allows to directly separate the CGF (concentrated growth factors) and CD34+ (Hematopoietic progenitor cell) from the rest of the blood with precision and maximum concentration.
Concentration means more Growth Factor, that convert in more cellular regeneration and best final results
PRP/CGF is injected in the target area with a Dermoporation device
At Venus Derm Aesthetic center we use a totally painless electronic injection technology that offers better results with a total comfort for the patient.
PRP with Dermoporation offer a more widespread and homogeneous penetration of the skin and allow us to inject up to 16 cc of Plasma in about 30 minutes.
What cosmetic conditions are treatable with PRP Dermoporation?
At Venus Derm we can treat the following conditions:
Facial deep and fine wrinkles
Eyes bags and dark circles
Loose and saggy skin
Crepey hand skin
How Safe is Venus Derm PRP Treatment?
PRP is a very safe procedure because is Autologus that means is extracted from your own blood therefore there are no risk of rejection or allergic reaction.
The only real risk on PRP is contamination.
At Venus Derm we use an enclose extraction system that eliminate open air containers transfer minimizing any contamination.
How soon PRP results will be visible?
Results vary by the individual but on average 80% of results are visible in 2 -3 weeks.
Full results will take 6 -8 weeks on average with the exception for Hair loss PRP Treatment which will take 4-6 months
How Long Results will last?
PRP Results will last on average one year , after that they will slowly decrease, that is why we recommend at least one treatment per year and for best performance even 2 to 4 treatment per year.
Who should not have PRP Treatment?
Cancer or metastatic disease especially hematopoietic or of bone
Platelet dysfunction syndrome
Low platelet count
Patient with Septicemia
Women that are pregnant or are breastfeeding
What is the cost for PRP treatment?
PRP Treatment on a national average, for injected PRP, will run between $500 and $1,500 per session.
At Venus Derm we offer our 2nd Generation CGF/PRP treatment for from $399 per session that can even be reduced by buying multiple sessions packages for different areas of treatment.
Venus Derm PRP Comparison?
Venus Derm PRP/CGF Average PRP Treatment
Technology used PRP/CGF (2nd Generation) PRP (1st Generation)
PRP Platelets Concentration 500-800% 200-300%
Injected PRP 16 cc 2-4 cc
Comfortable and Painless YES NO
Downtime NO YES (2-3 days)
Microdermabrasion Before PRP treatment YES NO
Radiofrequency After PRP treatment YES NO
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Consult your physician or dermatologist before starting any treatment.