Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Stretch Mark Removal
PRP in aesthetic medicine is an exciting avenue that has produced tremendous results for clients looking to achieve a smooth and stretch mark free appearance. The platelets induce massive fibroblasts which are cells found in skin that act as soldiers in the battle against damaged skin tissue. Platelets release growth factors that work to eliminate necrotic tissue and boost cell regeneration. Growth factors (bioactive proteins) attract macrophages which are large white blood cells that eat up cellular debris and produce stem cells for tissue repair and ultimately stretch mark repair. Clients looking to improve stretch marks benefit from the tissue regeneration that PRP offers.
HOW CAN PRP HELP STRETCH MARKS?
While a variety of non-invasive stretch mark treatments are available today, they may produce little results. However, PRP therapy is a highly promising new med spa technique that can actually heal and eliminate stretch marks up to 100%!
How does stretchmark treatment work?
The treatment uses the combination of laser energy and radiofrequency energy to deeply heat layers of the skin while protecting the surface of the skin simultaneously. Medium to deep heating of the skin activates fibroblasts (deep skin cells) signaling new collagen to form and existing collagen to tighten, which could occur over a 1-3 months period.
The laser delivers an effective but controlled fractional treatment. Each pulse delivers the energy via a grid of matrix spots on the surface as well as just under the surface.
When skin is stretched too rapidly, e.g. when pregnant, growth spurts, weight gain or muscle building, the subdermal collagen and elastin fiber matrix may become damaged and dehydrated leaving visible marks or scars.
AM I A CANDIDATE?
People over the age of 80 should discuss any type of cosmetic procedure with their doctor. We do not recommend microneedling with PRP for stretch marks for those with the following conditions:
- Those with active skin infections
- Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Those with a history of developing keloid or hypertrophic scars
- Those who heal poorly
- People who have open wounds, cuts or abrasions in the area to be treated
- Those who have used isotretinoin, or Accutane, within the last three months
- People who had radiation treatments within the past year
Stretch mark Before/ After pictures:
* Results may vary for each individual