Autologous Conditioned Plasma (ACP), commonly known as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is packed with hundreds of growth factors, somatic cells, and cytokines known to stimulate cell repair and regenerate. Pairing this potent concentrate with our Eclipse Micro-pen creates a truly exceptional treatment. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy can be performed on the face, as well as the rest of the body for skin rejuvenation.
Pacific Plastic Surgery Group's procedure for Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment in San Francisco begins by centrifuging (separating) blood to remove the red blood cells. What is left is a high concentrate of hundreds of naturally-occurring proteins called growth factors, somatic cells, and other cytokines.
These growth factors are essential for overall cell health and function, including signaling cells to regenerate and repair tissues. Pairing Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) with micro-needling has the potential to repair and regenerate damaged skin to restore and maintain a more radiant and youthful-looking you. Each treatment begins with a complimentary consultation with one of our trained medical providers. After creating a customized treatment and you are deemed a good candidate the procedure will begin.
First, your blood will be drawn and placed in a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins the blood separating the bloods different components by their densities allowing the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to be collected. Numbing cream will be applied to the area(s) being treated.
Once the numbing cream has taken affect, the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) concentrate is applied to the skin with our Eclipse Micro-pen micro-needling device. After the area(s) have been treated, a nourishing cream and SPF are applied. Minimal side effects include redness and possible tenderness. These symptoms usually resolve within 24-48 hours. Most patients are able to return to normal day activities immediately post treatment.
Visible results are seen over the following weeks up to 6 months after treatment(s). This is due to the cell regeneration and repair that happens over time.
Depending on your skin conditions and goals, a series or combination therapies may be recommended. Series are customized to your specific goals but most series consist of 3-6 treatments every 2-3 weeks.
Schedule your consultation at Pacific Plastic Surgery Center in San Francisco, where we pride ourselves on our results and quality patient experience.
77 Van Ness Ave, Suite 302, San Francisco, CA