Platelet Rich Plasma
PRP is blood plasma that has been enriched with platelets. as a concentrated source of autologous platelets, PRP contains and releases several different growth factors and cytokines that stimulate healing.
PRP has found to have great efficacy in revitalizing skin and eliminating wrinkles, sagging and dark circles, while healing skin damaged by acne, injuries and stretch marks.
Platelet rich plasma is a 100% natural method that uses the patient’s own blood components to stimulate the renewal of damaged tissue in areas of the face, neck, décolleté, hands and body.
Extracted blood platelets that contain proteins, nutrients, and a variety of growth factors are injected in to the site of concern. When growth factors are activated by injection, repair of damaged tissue begins, generating collagen and hyaluronic production. A natural enhancement of the skin’s appearance begins to take place and youthfulness, suppleness and volume are restored to the treated areas.
PRP also has been used for several types of medical treatments, including nerve injury, tendinitis, osteoarthritis, cardiac muscle injury, bone repair and regeneration, plastic surgery, and oral maxillofacial surgery. PRP has received attention in the popular media as a result of its use in treating sports injuries in professional athletes.
Benefits of PRP
PRP benefits you in many ways. It is a safe healing process that has been studied and applied to restore many areas of concern. This treatment accelerates the rejuvenating properties of the body, eliminating the need for cosmetic surgery. PRP is also biocompatible with the human body, requiring little or no recovery time.
This method is extremely safe, with no risk of allergic reaction because the PRP gel is produced by your own blood. Furthermore, concentrated quantities of white blood cells (the body’s defenders against infection) are also a part of the plasma being created into a mask the skin absorbs at the end of the treatments. This, too, promotes the skin’s restoration. Thus, infection is less likely to occur.
PRP is a simple four-step process
It begins with the collection of your blood. About 20ML are collected.
The blood is then put into a machine called a centrifuge, which separates the three components of blood.
Once the components are separated, the platelet-rich plasma is injected into desired area. From collection of blood to injections takes about 45 – 60 minutes.
At this point, then your plasma is created as a gel that is then used as a mask to be absorbed by the skin to assist in the restoration process.
Is PRP safe?
PRP is very safe, using the patient’s own blood to stimulate the body’s natural ability to repair itself without any side effects associated with conventional injections.
Are there any contraindications to PRP?
If you have any of the following, PRP is not recommended:
Critical thrombocytopenia, commonly known as blood clotting disorder, or
Hemodynamic or blood circulation instability
Side Effects with PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma encourages tissue growth and improves the blood supply to the tissue, both of which are important factors in anti-aging therapies. Your skin texture will improve as new tissue cells grows: visible results may take 3-6 weeks. The results continue to improve over time and last approximately 1 – 2 years. Best results are attained through 3 to 6 consecutive treatments.
We are all unique and so results will depend upon a number of factors including your overall health status, age, dietary variations, whether you smoke , as well as a number of other health factors, including your unique skin type.
How long is the PRP procedure from start to finish?
The actual treatment time is 45 – 60 minutes for the complete procedure.
Area or condition commonly treated:
The most common conditions for PRP therapy include: fine wrinkles around the eyes, nasolabial grooves, wrinkles on the lips, acne marks, wrinkles on the forehead, wrinkles on the neck, bags and dark circles under the eyes and scars.