This is a filler that is truly ingenious and you could also call it “futuristic” How does it work I am sure you are asking yourself?
In her numerous years of practicing medicine. Dr. Dadurian has encountered many patients who would love to refresh their look non-surgically, but are yet very apprehensive about using a synthetic filler. If you are one of those people, PRP is the filler for you.
PRP stands for “platelet rich plasma”, as a matter of fact, your own platelet rich plasma. What does that mean?
Plasma, the portion of your blood devoid of red blood cells, contains a lot of growth factors that stimulate fibroblasts, the cells that stimulate collagen production. There is a very specific, simple technique that allows us to separate your own plasma from your whole blood. We obtain !-2 vials of your blood by a simple blood draw, spin it in a special centrifuge to separate out the plasma, platelets and growth factors in a distinct layer. Then we activate the platelets with a very small amount of calcium in order to make the platelets release more growth factors and immediately reinject your “own” filler into the area that needs to be corrected. There are no artificial or synthetic substances involved. Your own platelets act as the scaffolding , the foundation upon which your own collagen forms, stimulated by your own growth factors. Your own collagen production is initiated and this process takes about 8 weeks. Once the the full effect is achieved, it lasts about 18-24 months.
Dr. Dadurian likes to inject the area above the eyebrows for a subtle brow lift, the tear trough (hollow area under the eyes) and the hands. Since it is injected in liquid form, there is never any danger of forming lumps or bumps. As a desirable side effect your entire skin texture improves, too, when injected in other areas of the face or the hands or decollete. This occurs because PRP acts as a collagen stimulant.
We also combine PRP with micro needling to stimulate collagen production or improve stretch marks and scars, use it to stimulate hair growth when injected into the scalp, or to treat inflammation in knee joints.