Platelet Rich Plasma – PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation is a new medical aesthetic treatment that regenerates tissue via enhancing the body’s natural healing capacity. Some people refer to this treatment as the “Vampire Facelift” because you use your own blood for this procedure.
The procedure for PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) involves spinning down the patient’s own blood, extracting the platelets, activating the platelets and injecting the platelets into areas of concern.
How it Works
The human body has a remarkable capability to heal itself. Platelets are the body’s first responders to injury. Platelets release a variety of growth factors that initiate and stimulate regeneration.
Minimal swelling, bruising and redness for the first 24 hours are normal. A bruise may develop from the needle injection site and should dissipate in a week’s time. Other side effects that could occur due to the needle injection are: pain, infection, bruising
Factors that will reduce PRP’s effectiveness:
Smoking and alcohol intake will greatly diminish the effects of PRP treatment as these factors diminish stem cell release. Anti-inflammatory drugs should also be avoided as platelets work in an inflammatory state.
FAQ: Who should avoid PRP treatment?
- Those who smoke or drink heavily
- Those with blood disorders
- Those suffering from any acute or chronic Infections
- Those with chronic liver disorders
- Those on blood thinners
- Those with autoimmune disorders
- Those with cancer or undergoing chemotherapy
Who would benefit from PRP Treatment?
PRP has been found to be beneficial for crepe-like thinning skin, sagging skin, puffiness, age spots and wrinkling. PRP can treat aging skin on the following:
- Soft tissue of the face: under the eyes, cheeks, forehead
- Backs of hands
How many treatments are needed?
Three treatments are recommended one month apart.
When will I notice results?
The full collagen regeneration takes 6 months. Improvement of skin texture and tone are noticeable within 3 weeks.