Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

What is a Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment?

Autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is a high concentration of your own platelets in a small volume of plasma. At Nuovo Aesthetics we use PRP for skin and hair rejuvenation.

How is PRP harvested?

Step 1: Utilizing a specialized blood collection tube from the Eclipse PRP® kit, Crystal Spaeth RN draws a small amount of blood similar to what is required for a basic lab test.

Step 2: The tube is then placed into a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very high speed, causing the platelets to separate from the other components of the blood.

Step 3: Once the platelets are concentrated into the plasma they can be applied to the patient. Activation causes platelets to release essential growth factors and signaling proteins, which are responsible for the wound-healing process.

What are the growth factors and effects?***

    • Transforming Growth Factor (TGF)
      • Promotes angiogenesis, which is the physiological process involving the synthesis of new blood vessels.
    • Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF)
      • An important signaling protein involved in both angiogenesis, promoting the growth of blood vessels from pre-existing vasculature.
    • Fibroblast Growth Factor (FGF)
      • Promotes angiogenesis, granulation, and epithelialization.
    • Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)
      • Attracts macrophages and fibroblasts to the application site. Promotes collagen growth and proteoglycan synthesis and the formation of the extracellular mix, also known as fibrin mesh.
      • Interleukins, Macrophages, Keratinocytes, Endothelial Cells, Lymphocytes, Fibroblasts, Osteoblasts, Basophils, Mast Cells
        • Activates fibroblast differentiation. Induces collagen and proteoglycan synthesis for healthy cell production and repair of damaged tissues.
      • Collagen Stimulating Growth Factor
        • Stimulates granulocyte and macrophage proliferation for the growth of healthy tissue and blood cells.
      • Keratinocyte Growth Factor (KGF)
        • Keratinocyte migration, differentiation, and proliferations may optimize conditions.

How long does the PRP process take?

The blood draw takes just a couple of minutes, followed immediately by a 10-minute centrifugation. The time involved in the application varies based on which procedure is being performed.

Features & Benefits***

      • Convenient Procedure: Takes less than 30 minutes
      • Better Patient Tolerance: Small volume of blood required
      • Best Value: High volume PRP yield of ~6 mL of PRP per 10 mL tube
      • Optimum Platelet Recovery:  87% ± 10%
      • Consistent Platelet Concentration: Allowing for predictable performance
      • Pure PRP: High-tech gel removes ~97.8% contaminating red blood cells
      • No Foreign Components: Virtually eliminates the rise of adverse reactions
      • Pyrogen Free

Science & Data

As part of the body’s healing ability, platelets and other components in human blood migrate to the point of care. Platelets are well known to release numerous growth factors that respond to tissue injury and initiate and promote the conditions for healing. Eclipse PRP™ is an autologous system that allows physicians to prepare platelet- rich plasma at the patient point of care. The platelet-rich plasma is optimally concentrated with minimal amounts of contaminating red and white blood cells. This system has been safely used in hundreds of thousands of procedures worldwide.

Platelets Release Growth Factors

Our South Loop Med Spa is located at 21st & Indiana Ave, 1 block East of Michigan Ave and is just a short drive from River North, Bridgeport, McKinley Park, Washington Park, Marquette Park, West Loop, Hyde Park, University Village, UIC, Chinatown, Brighton Park and Midway Airport. We are a short walk from the Cermak-McCormick Place CTA Green Line stop.

We speak English and Spanish. Call (312) 496-3069 today or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Tolitano, Crystal Spaeth RN and the team at Nuovo Aesthetics & Smartlipo are proud to be your partners in health, wellness and beauty.

***All patient results may vary, these procedures are for cosmetic purposes only and results are not guaranteed, nor are permanent. All patients are different and in no way will any procedures be alike, nor the recovery period.