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 can be used as a cosmetic treatment for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, tightening and toning skin, mild collagen and volume loss, crow’s feet and dark under eye circles, acne scarring and Rosacea.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrated extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. It has been used medically for years to accelerate wound healing; repair tendons, ligaments and joint damage; heal diabetic ulcers, and help regrow muscle and bone. When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, it 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.
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 a 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. These fillers provide a matrix for building new collagen and can be used to accelerate and sustain the benefits of Cosmetic PRP.
PRP offers hope as a natural fountain of youth enabled by skilled Surgeons. This treatment is a safe, effective and natural way of harnessing the healing power of your own blood to help reverse the signs of aging.
The first step is to collect and process a small sample of blood in a special centrifuge. The function of the centrifuge is to concentrate and separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. After numbing the area to be treated, the PRP is injected or reapplied to the skin using a micro-needling device.
The most likely complications are mild swelling and bruising that may last three to seven days. Because the PRP is extracted from your own blood, there is no risk of disease transmission, allergic or immune reaction. As with all cosmetic procedures, however, there are certain health conditions, such as autoimmune and blood disorders, that may limit its use.
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