Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue repair and injury healing. When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, it releases growth factors and initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.
Treatment of PRP
The potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. The healing properties of the blood components in PRP and stem cells can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following:
Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
Tightening and toning skin
Mild collagen and volume loss
Crow’s feet and dark under eye circles
Within a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months. The effects of Cosmetic PRP can last 12 months to two years, depending on the individual. While it creates a longer-lasting effect in the skin, it does take time to work. For women looking for an immediate effect, Cosmetic PRP can be combined with hyaluronic acid fillers for quick volume correction. Fillers provide a matrix for building new collagen and can be used to accelerate and sustain the benefits of Cosmetic PRP.
There are three major procedures: Vampire Facial, PRP Face Lift and PRP Hair Restoration. Please click Vampire Facial, PRP Face Lift or PRP Hair Restoration for more information. Stem Cell can have similar procedures.
Injection can be done similar to microneedling (Vampire Facial) or those we use during injection of dermal fillers, Botox and mesotherapy (PRP Face Lift). Depending on the effect that we want to achieve, plasma is injected superficially or deeply. Stings are not painful, except around the mouth and on that field, if desired, local anesthesia may be applied. The first results are visible already after the first treatment, but it is recommended to do three treatments at intervals of 6 weeks. The process, if desired, may be repeated for 12 months.
Immediately after the treatment you may experience redness, swelling and minimal pain in the area that is treated, which generally disappears in a few hours, and entirety in a few days. Most clients return to their usual activities immediately after treatment.
PRP and stem cell rejuvenation is a simple and safe treatment. Since the PRP is drawn from your blood, there is no possibility of transmitting diseases, allergy or immune reactions. PRP therapy is not applicable in the case of platelet dysfunction, critical thrombocytopenia, hemodynamic instability, autoimmune disease, sepsis, acute and chronic diseases, pregnancy, chronic liver disease and anticoagulant therapy.