Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Skin Rejuvenation Using Your Own Cells
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) obtained from your blood contains platelets which work in the body to clog up cuts and tears. Platelets also have growth factors on the surface which stimulate collagen production when injected into the skin.
In PRP treatments, the high concentrations of platelets and growth factors that are injected into the desired areas aids in the stimulation of stem cells. Stem cells are naturally produced in our bodies and aid in the healing process by stimulating the growth of collagen. This biologic process, as well as others, contributes to the effective use of PRP in slowing or reversing the signs of aging, thus, rejuvenating the skin. It is common for this treatment to be performed in areas where Botox and dermal fillers are less effective, such as around the mouth and eyes. Research suggests that PRP treatments may be equally effective in the treatment of wrinkles, fine lines, rosacea and acne scarring.
Areas That Can Be Treated:
- Forehead Lines
- Lines In Between The Eyes
- Crow's Feet (Lines Around The Eyes)
- Cheeks & Mid Face
- Chest & Décollétage
- Stimulate Hair Growth On Scalp
- Back Of Hands & Arms
- Skin Rejuvenation (Restore Youth)
- Other Body Areas
How Does PRP Work?
A patient's blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun in order to separate the blood from the growth factors, platelets and stem cells. This rejuvenative mixture is then micro-injected in areas of the face where signs of aging have appeared, such as the areas surrounding the eyes, cheeks, mouth and forehead.
Platelets are very small cells in your blood that are involved in the clotting process. These platelets release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells to repair the damaged area. When used in injured or damaged tissue they can induce a remodeling of the tissue to a more healthy and younger state. Helping your skin heal faster, with no allergic reaction and faster skin rejuvenation for a longer period of time.
The use of PRP for full-face treatments has required the injection of plasma in its natural state, just beneath the patient’s skin. Also used as a spot filler, the liquid plasma may be transformed into a gelatinous state allowing a fuller fill in specifically targeted areas.
Advantages of PRP
- No Surgery. (Anesthetic)
- Using Your Own Blood
- Natural Treatment
- Lasts Longer
- Used On All Skin Types / Colours
Disadvantages of PRP
- No Immediate Results
- Treatments Required Vary (Skin Condition)
- Bruising May Occur (Injection Site)
Improvement of skin texture, pores and tone are noticeable within eight weeks. Full collagen regeneration takes three months.
Your skin is cleansed and prepared. Local anesthetic cream is applied. Nerve blocks may also be given. Blood is taken from your arm and placed in the centrifuge which is then processed.
The Platelet Rich Plasma is then prepared and activated. It is then injected using low trauma canulas into the areas required. Canulas have revolutionized this treatment and have made it into a low down time procedure with recovery in most cases within 1-2 days.
Results are visible at eight weeks and improve gradually over ensuing months with improvement in texture and tone.
Minimal: Expect minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12-24 hours. A bruise at the needle site may be visible for 2-3 days.