Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated source of autologous platelets, which contains numerous growth factors that are harvested from your own blood in the clinic, and then reintroduced into your skin thereby causing collagen synthesis and skin rejuvenation.
What is the process of facial rejuvenation with Platelet Rich Plasma?
First, a full medical history will be taken prior to your treatment and you will have an opportunity to discuss all aspects with your cosmetic physician. You will also need to complete a consent form before treatment.
Platelets gradually increase collagen which can increase skin thickness and overall health of skin. So, prior to treatment a blood sample of 20mls is extracted from you in special collecting tubes. This blood is immediately placed in a centrifuge for 8 minutes. When centrifugation is complete your platelets and plasma will be separated from your blood cells.
The concentration of platelets remaining are 3 to 10 times that of normal blood. The proteins, growth factors, and other particles the platelets contain help the body’s self-healing process. These platelets are extracted and injected into your skin under topical anaesthetic, using a small needle. This entire process is performed at Clinic42 within an hour.
Visible results will not be immediate. You will see some swelling from the fluid, but once this has subsided you will not, initially, see much change at all. Over the coming weeks PRP stimulation will gradually improve the texture and tone of your skin, and this improvement will continue over ensuing months.
Who will benefit from the treatment?
Anyone with crêpe skin between the ages of 20 and 80 and .
The treatment is suitable for all skin tones.
The treatment is safe for pregnant and breast feeding patients also eligible.
The treatment is NOT suitable for advanced wrinkling and severe scarring.
Results may not be very effective for patients who smoke, or consume excessive alcohol or drugs, because PRP quality is poor in such patients.
Which areas can be treated?
Any area of the body where crêpe skin is present, including skin around the eyes, cheeks, neck, jaw line, chest and décolletage, back of the hands, and bat wings.
How many treatments are required?
It is advisable to have 3 treatments, 4 weeks apart. However your physician will determine your treatment protocol according to your needs.
How long does it last?
Treatment results vary however for most patients the results last up to 18 months. · Touch up treatments will maintain the results.
What are the side effects of PRP facial rejuvenation?
There are No risks of allergic reaction, because PRP uses your own body’s product.
Minimal swelling, bruising and redness for 12 to 24 hours.
There may be bruise at the puncture site, which could be visible for 2 to 3 days.
Who cannot have the treatment?
The treatment is not suitable for patients who have any of the following conditions:
Low platelet count
Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome
Acute and Chronic Infections
Chronic Liver pathology
The treatment is also not suitable for patients who are undergoing:
Anti coagulation therapy (Warfarin, Asprin)
‘Regenerating your skin with your own body’s chemistry and cells – no drugs, no artificial products’