"Liquid gold" that's not just for vampires
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) continues to be praised for its ability to stimulate the body to grow new, healthy cells and encourage faster healing and rejuvenated tissue. At UpLift Spa, we incorporate the FDA approved Eclipse PRP system which utilizes a patented separator gel technology to isolate platelets, while eliminating the undesirable components such as red blood cells and inflammatory white blood cells. Most of our clients opt to add PRP with their MicroNeedling Treatment to significantly help with skin tightening, acne scars, fine lines and hyperpigmentation. This is sometimes referred to as the “Vampire Facial.”
SO WHAT IS PRP?
It’s a concentrated preparation of platelets, and its associated growth factors, in a small volume of plasma from your own body. It involves a simple blood draw by a trained phlebotomist. By concentrating platelets and growth factors in PRP — the effects can be 5 to 10 times greater than MicroNeedling alone.
Platelets are extremely powerful because they release growth factors that regulate the healing cascade by signaling surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue. You’ll also find that PRP helps speed up the healing process.
Key growth factors involved in the PRP process include, but are not limited to:
- Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
- Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
- Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
- Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
- Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
- Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
WHY CHOOSE ECLIPSE PRP?
In short, it’s those powerful growth factors. The internal essence of blood is filled with them, but not all PRP systems can isolate a high concentration of them. With a simple 10 minute process using the Eclipse PRP System, we are able to derive a 90%-95% concentration of biologically nutrient-rich cells and platelet-rich plasma.