PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)
PRP is an extract of your own blood that contains three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing.
When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, it initiates a localized stem-cell response. Over the weeks after treatment, this stem-cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace damaged tissue lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.
Advantages of Cosmetic PRP:
The potential benefits of Cosmetic 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 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 and texture can be seen. After three to six weeks, new collagen and blood vessels begin to grow. Over the next three to six months, there is a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles plus volume correction.
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 a more 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.
Is Cosmetic PRP right for you?
Cosmetic wants and needs are unique to every person and should be addressed individually. Often people are looking for a refreshed, rejuvenated and youthful appearance without looking frozen or over plumped—without aggressive surgery, chemicals or toxins. This can be done with the right combination of proper diet and lifestyle, skincare products and carefully chosen procedures.
Some age-related concerns respond better to Cosmetic PRP, while others respond better to hyaluronic acid fillers, chemical peels or laser-resurfacing techniques. Results are enhanced by using these treatments together and under the guidance of an experienced, professional skincare team. People of all ages can benefit from Cosmetic RPR.
The Cosmetic PRP Procedure
Prior to the Cosmetic PRP procedure, a consultation is done to assess cosmetic needs and determine the best combination of treatments to achieve the desired results. A simple blood collection is done and processed immediately in a special centrifuge. This concentrates and separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. After numbing the area being treated, the PRP is injected or reapplied to the skin using a micro-needling device. Proper after care and follow up is done as a part of all treatments.
Cosmetic PRP is a simple and safe procedure. The most common side effects 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. There is exciting potential for the use of PRP in regenerative, anti-aging and cosmetic medicine. It is a safe, effective and natural way of harnessing the healing power of your own blood to help reverse the signs of aging. As part of an integrated approach to skincare that addresses both internal and external factors, Cosmetic PRP can be your natural fountain of youth.