WHAT IS IT
Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment (also known as PRP), is the regeneration of skin cells using one’s own blood to reduce the appearance of aging and wrinkles. It is a new approach appealing to patients seeking a more natural method for facial rejuvenation that is safe and tolerable.
WHY IT WORKS
Platelets are blood cells that initiate clotting when a blood vessel has been damaged preventing further blood loss. It has now been found that platelets trigger the repair process of the vessel by secreting cell signalling and growth factors. By injecting platelets into the skin we are taking advantage of these properties and therefore regenerating skin cells which help reduce the appearance of aging.
ADVANTAGES OF PRP THERAPY
Tissue regeneration and rejuvenation
Acne scars and blemishes
Safe: non-allergenic and free from concerns over transmissible diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis B & C
Faster healing: For example, no fibrosis formation compared to some long term synthetic fillers
PRP CAN BE USED FOR
- Skin rejuvenation: Fine wrinkles, fine skin under eyes.
Improvement in skin texture and tone
Reversal of photo and chrono-aging
WHAT TO EXPECT
You can expect slight swelling at the injection site for several days. A warm feeling may be experienced for 24 – 48 hours.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL YOU NEED
Sessions are scheduled one month apart. Maintenance sessions are required after one year in order to maintain results.