Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet rich plasma is a 100% natural method that uses the patient’s own blood components to stimulate the renewal of damaged tissue in areas of the face, neck, décolleté, hands and body.
This four-step procedure is found to have great efficacy in revitalizing skin and eliminating wrinkles, sagging and dark circles, while healing skin damaged by acne, injuries and stretch marks.
Extracted blood platelets that contain proteins, nutrients, and a variety of growth factors are injected in to the site of concern. When growth factors are activated by injection, repair of damaged tissue begins, generating collagen and hyaluronic production.
A natural enhancement of the skin’s appearance begins to take place and youthfulness, suppleness and volume are restored to the treated areas.
Benefits of PRP
PRP benefits you in many ways. It is a safe healing process that has been studied and applied to restore many areas of concern. This treatment accelerates the rejuvenating properties of the body, eliminating the need for cosmetic surgery. PRP is also biocompatible with the human body, requiring little or no recovery time.
This method is extremely safe, with no risk of allergic reaction because the PRP gel is produced by your own blood. Furthermore, concentrated quantities of white blood cells (the body’s defenders against infection) are also a part of the plasma being created into a mask the skin absorbs at the end of the treatments. This, too, promotes the skin’s restoration. Thus, infection is less likely to occur.
PRP is a simple four-step process
1. It begins with the collection of your blood. About 54- 20ML are collected.
2. The blood is then put into a machine called a centrifuge, which separates the three components of blood.
3. Once the components are separated, the platelet-rich plasma is injected into desired area. From collection of blood to injections takes about 45 – 60 minutes.
4. At this point, then your plasma is created as a gel that is then used as a mask to be absorbed by the skin to assist in the restoration process.
FAQ’s – Platelet Rich Plasma
Is PRP safe?
PRP is very safe, using the patient’s own blood to stimulate the body’s natural ability to repair itself without any side effects associated with conventional injections.
Are there any contraindications to PRP?
If you have any of the following, PRP is not recommended:
Critical thrombocytopenia, commonly known as blood clotting disorder, or
Hemodynamic or blood circulation instability
Side Effects with PRP?
Although uncommon, symptoms within an injection area are the only thing to look for, such as redness and slight bruising. Although, everyone responds differently, reactions may not have any effect on you. If redness does occur, it usually begins to subside within a few hours after treatment.
Post-care instructions will be recommended by your practitioner.
What results should I expect from the PRP treatment?
You can expect a great deal of improvement in skin texture and volume within three to four weeks of your procedure. Progression of results will continue for up to three months.
How long is the PRP procedure from start to finish?
The actual treatment time is 45 – 60 minutes for the complete procedure.
The most common conditions for PRP therapy include: fine wrinkles around the eyes, nasolabial grooves, wrinkles on the lips, acne marks, wrinkles on the forehead, wrinkles on the neck, bags and dark circles under the eyes and scars..
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