Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) – Blood Derived Growth Factors
Refresh your look!
As we age, our skin color loses its fresh appearance due to changes in collagen, alterations in fat and bone loss. Dr. Cockerham is a member of the American Cosmetic Cellular Medicine Association and is trained in a procedure called PRP, which uses your own blood-derived growth factors to enhance your facial appearance by improving tone and texture with new collagen formation. The Platelet Rich Plasma procedure is often used to complement the classic use of Botox®, fillers, lasers and surgery for a rejuvenated look.
USE YOUR BLOOD’S REJUVENATING POWERS
Dr. Cockerham uses a sterile Magellan centrifuge to isolate your platelets from your blood to derive platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The activated platelets are then injected into your face to release growth factors that enhance collagen formation, tone and texture. Your activated growth factors can be applied topically if laser and/or microneedling has been performed. The procedure can be used as a surgical adjunct to improve skin texture. The use of PRP does not add downtime to your rejuvenation process.
CREATING A NATURAL REFRESHED LOOK
During your consultation, Dr. Cockerham will help you choose the minimally invasive program that will best suit your needs. Topical daily non-prescriptive KCMD products are combined with prescriptives like Retin A® to prolong the effectiveness of injectables, laser and surgery. Botox® can relax dynamic lines, while Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers, such as Restylane® or Perlane® , can be injected in a highly specialized manner to enhance the natural shape of your face. Fractionated laser treatment and/or microneedling may also be used in areas with more superficial wrinkles to improve your appearance.
For more information about using your own growth factors to optimize facial appearance, schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Cockerham today.