Woodbridge, ON (905) 850-4415

Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy

Aging affects everyone in different ways, which is why there is no universal solution. But platelet-rich plasma therapy, sometimes called PRP or a "vampire facelift," is a good option for Toronto-area men and women in search of a versatile option for safely and quickly treating numerous effects of aging.

Request a consultation online with Bertucci MedSpa or call the clinic at (905) 850-4415 to find out more about what platelet-rich plasma therapy can do for you. Bertucci MedSpa is located in Woodbridge, Ontario and serves men and women from Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Thornhill, Mississauga, Barrie, and all of greater Toronto.

What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP for short, is an exciting, innovative, anti-aging treatment that uses your own blood platelets to renew the supple, healthy skin of youth without surgery, and it's often indicated to treat the following concerns:

  • Lost volume related to aging
  • Laxity and roughness from collagen loss
  • Environmental damage
  • Enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles, and dark under-eye circles
  • Thinning hair or male-pattern balding

Dr. Bertucci prefers to use a product called SELPHYL® to enhance the results of traditional PRP. The procedure is safe, versatile, and only minimally invasive, which means that recuperation is straightforward and comfortable.

How Does It Work?

Platelets are an important component of blood. They help slow bleeding when we're injured and repair blood vessels and other structures to keep us healthy. They contain special growth factors which stimulate the rejuvenation of our body's tissues, including skin. PRP works by harvesting your body's own platelets and selectively injecting them to the areas that concern you most. Over time, the platelets go to work rebuilding skin for a sustained improvement that's remarkably well-tolerated.

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Right for Me?

PRP is a good option for men and women alike who are interested in general improvement of the surface and quality of skin without undergoing surgery or other more invasive procedures. Keep in mind that the results of PRP are not permanent — but they are enduring, often lasting up to 18 months. During your consultation, Dr. Bertucci can help you further understand your eligibility for PRP, and potentially recommend alternative treatments, such as injectable fillers, wrinkle-smoothing injectables, or Fraxel®.

What Can I Expect?

During your treatment, a trained member of our team first draws blood from your arm. This is not unlike the process of having your blood drawn during routine medical testing. After drawing a small amount of blood, Dr. Bertucci uses a special technique to separate the red and white blood cells from the platelets, or "liquid gold." The red and white cells are discarded and the purified platelets are injected into your primary areas of concern. The entire procedure is brief, typically lasting under an hour, and you can return to your normal activities following you appointment.

Although there is no formal recuperation required, you may experience some swelling, redness, bruising, tenderness, or itching near your injection sites. These are fairly typical symptoms and will resolve themselves without medical intervention. You'll begin to see your treated areas appear smoother and softer after 2 to 3 weeks, with results that continue to endure for more than a year. Typically, we recommend a series of treatments in order to create optimal results. During your consultation, Dr. Bertucci helps you better understand your own specific treatment process.

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Dr. Vince Bertucci

As a globally recognized dermatologist and skincare leader, Dr. Vince Bertucci has devoted his career to enriching the lives of patients from all walks of life. As a patient at Bertucci MedSpa, you're treated to thoughtful, personalised care and up-to-the-minute treatments – a unique combination which makes our clinic one of Toronto's premiere destinations for skincare.