Through recent developments in appearance medicine, sometimes your own body can provide the fix you need for beautiful refreshed skin!
If you want an effective, natural way to restore your youthful glow, Platelet Rich Plasma Transfer treatments (PRP) could be for you. This two-hour, in-clinic treatment uses your body’s own natural resources to improve the tone and softness of your skin, and enhance radiance and luminosity. The separation of plasma from your red blood cells delivers concentrated platelets and growth factors, which are regenerative and rich healing substances. PRP is becoming increasingly popular due to its natural approach to rejuvenating and refreshing your skin.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Blood is made up of plasma, red cells, white cells and platelets. Platelet Rich Plasma is blood with an increased concentration of platelets. Platelets are essential in hard and soft tissue repair mechanisms. They provide essential growth factors that stimulate collagen synthesis, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration.
Plasma contains nutrients, vitamins, hormones electrolytes and proteins that are critical for cell survival. Research studies have shown that the increased concentration of growth factors in PRP speed up the healing process in injured patients and have an anti-aging effect when used on the skin. In addition, studies have shown that PRP is an innovative solution for hair loss, acne scars and stretch marks.
What can be Treated by Platelet Rich Plasma?
Fine Lines and Skin Quality
PRP injections promote the process of natural tissue regeneration which naturally slows down as we age. PRP improves skin quality and smoothes fine lines.
The eye area has very delicate skin that can appear bluish due to microcirculation. PRP injections stimulate circulation around the eye and as a result the under eye darkness will improve.
PRP can be combined with HA dermal fillers to restore youthful proportions to the volumes of the face. Areas include nasolabial folds, cheeks and jaws, periorbital area, crow’s feet, upper lip, nose and forehead.
PRP mesotherapy injections can greatly improve scars, acne scars, and stretch marks.
PRP is a natural therapy that uses injections localised in the scalp to slow down hair loss and to stimulate hair growth.
The Power of Blood – What do Platelets do?
Platelets release growth factors which regulate the healing cascade by signalling to surrounding cells to repair damaged tissue and regenerate new tissue by stimulating
- New Collagen production
- Stem cell division and differentiation
- Formation of new blood vessels
Within four to six weeks of treatment patients often report an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and skin repair happens over the next three months. As cell growth is required to manufacture new tissue, it does take time to work, but the effects of PRP can sometimes be observed sooner depending on the particular treatment plan and on the individual. Because it is a natural process, results can vary, and occasionally changes at a cellular level do not translate to a visible change.