Using a tiny needle, blood is drawn from the patient and spun in a centrifuge to separate and concentrate the healing cells (platelets, growth factors, and stem cells). The concentrated platelets can then be:
1. Applied topically to the surface of the skin during microneedling and/or lasers to decrease downtime and improve skin quality.
2. Injected directly into the skin to help treat scarring, skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation irregularities.
3. Mixed with your own fat for facial volume replacement and acne scar treatments.
Platelets are involved in the clotting and wound-healing process, making them especially effective following surgical procedures. Dr. Karolak often pairs PRP treatments after facelift or neck lift procedures to decrease downtime and minimize any potential scarring.