There are various treatments today that claim to improve the appearance of stretch marks. Laser treatments, surgical tummy tucks, radiofrequency, and cover creams all purport to help hide or improve your scarring. However, with a new medical procedure that involves the use of PRP, stretch marks can actually be HEALED and ELIMINATED close to 100%.
To understand why PRP works on stretch marks, we must first understand that the science of PRP is based on what is known as the “healing cascade”, which is a series of regeneration and remodeling steps in the body. When tissue is injured, the body signals itself to increase production of “signal proteins” to be used at the site of trauma. These signal proteins include platelets, white blood cells, and mesenchymal or “adult” stem cells. The growth factors contained in the signal proteins concentrated in PRP create the production of new collagen and elastin.
So, how is PRP used to actually heal stretch marks? After preparation of the site, which induces fibroblasts, PRP is injected into the collagen under the skin using one inch spacing along a horizontal line. The lines are separated by about 1 ½ inches vertically. The entire area being treated is injected under these conditions. These injections of PRP release their growth factors and cells into the area of stimulated collagen. Based on the healing cascade, the release of growth factors increases the amount of collagen being produced, helping the skin to a tauter state. After the PRP is injected into the area, more PRP is used as a topical covering. The PRP is mixed with Thrombin JMI to create a gelatinous gel, which is the biological base and is the same biological makeup as living tissue. This gel is spread topically, covering the entire treated area. By using PRP both in the collagen and as a topical skin covering helps the marks heal from both ends, with the skin getting tauter and the marks themselves healing from the topical use of the PRP.