Platelet Rich Plasma is the concentrated part of blood that contains platelets. These platelets not only assist in blood clotting but also release growth factors that attract stem cells to help your body repair itself which, is done by the stimulation of cells to generate new tissues and skin.
As we grow older, our skin tends to lose its elasticity and fullness which leads to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy – PRP Therapy stimulates skin cells resulting in increased elasticity, plumpness and tightening of the skin.
Before the procedure, a 15ml blood sample is taken and spun in a centrifuge to separate the portions of plasma and platelets. Under a topical local anaesthesia, the PRP portions of your blood are injected back into the skin.
Benefits of having Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is not new, and has long been recognised for its accelerated wound healing properties in surgical applications as well as sports injuries.
These days, this technology is being used for cosmetic enhancement with outstanding results.
Many people, including movie stars as well as celebrities, are having this treatment to utilise their bodies own healing potential, and to stimulate natural skin rejuvenation without the use of chemicals.
PRP has a thickening and tightening effect on the skin, leaving you with a youthful glow.
Who should have Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
PRP is ideal for people who want to improve the texture of their skin, add volume to their skin and reduce fine lines without undergoing plastic surgery.
It is also ideal for persons who have suffered tissue damage or have an open wound or injury.
How long will the results last?
PRP Treatment results vary from person to person although in most patients the results last up to 18 to 24 months. The use of cosmeceuticals; (a cosmetic that has or is claimed to have medicinal properties) and other complimentary treatments would ensure prolonged results.
Who cannot have PRP treatments?
People who are suffering from skin diseases such as SLE, allergies, porphyria, cancer, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, abnormal platelet function, critical thomobocytopemia, haemodynamic instability, anti-coagulation therapy and, underlying sepsis cannot undergo Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy for Men
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is not limited to women only, and an increasing number of men are also choosing this type of procedure in order to enhance their looks.
PRP Therapy enables men to look younger by reducing fine lines and wrinkles.