Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon Scott Wells, MD, creator of The Skin Refabrication™ process and The Skin Gym™ method of maintaining skin fitness, introduces The Youth Infusion. This latest procedure in his arsenal of Bio-Organic Rejuvenation techniques captures the body’s built-in repair mechanisms and delivers them directly into the skin enhancing collagen and elastin which define youthful skin.
Dr. Wells draws a few test tubes of a patient’s own blood (just like a laboratory test). Then the blood is processed sterilely to remove the heavier red and white blood cells leaving behind the desirable plasma and platelet cells. This elixir of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) contains the growth factors that are normally released at the site of injury to stimulate the healing response.
Next, a pain-free procedure called micro-needling is done, producing thousands of super tiny perforations in the surface of the facial skin. By applying the PRP to the surface prior to needling, these platelets and growth factors are essentially seeded into the skin where they perform their magic rejuvenation act. Additional PRP is then applied over the micro perforations, infusing the skin with healthy growth factor stimulation. Though patients report a gentle tingling sensation during the procedure, pain is not a feature. The skin has a rosy glow for a day or two. The end result is skin with visibly and remarkably improved tone, texture, and overall appearance.
As Dr. Wells likes to say, “Wear your skin, not your makeup!”