PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma – Skin Wrinkle Treatment
PRP, platelet rich plasma treatment has becoming very popular in recent years. This is perhaps because the basis of the treatment is that your own tissue is used to generate the improvements that you wish to make. No risks of rejection or allergies are what excites Patients and we can see the popularity of this treatment growing even more in the coming years. Another benefit of platelet rich plasma treatment is that the results continue to improve over time
Tell me more about Platelet rich plasma treatment.
Platelet rich plasma treatment uses your own blood to improve tissue health, hence why some people call it the ‘vampire filler‘. The blood is spun in a machine called a centrifuge prior to re-injecting it back into your tissues,. Platelets are responsible for the clotting process of your blood. They also help in the healing process of tissues. They do this by stimulating the presence of stem cells to repair damaged tissue. It is these stem cells that can improve the quality of your skin so that it looks younger and refreshed.
Platelet rich plasma treatments are performed widely in other medical applications. These include the treatment of arthritis.
Many famous athletes — Tiger Woods, tennis star Rafael Nadal, and several others have received PRP for various problems, such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries to reduce the healing time. Some athletes have credited PRP with their being able to return more quickly to competition.
In recent times, platelet rich therapy has become very popular in aesthetic medicine. The latest buzz in aesthetic medicine is stem cell therapy. These are widely thought to be the future of aesthetic medicine. Improvements in areas such as the face, neck and jawline are possible with PRP, upper lip lines can be improved too. It is also used for treating hair loss in men and women.
Which facial and body areas can be treated ?
• Crinkling skin around the eyes
• Cheeks and mid face
• Chest and décollétage
• Back of hands and arms
• Other body areas
• Stimulate hair growth on scalp.
Frequently asked questions FAQ’s about PRP
Can It work for me ?
A consultation with our Aesthetic Doctor will give you the opportunity to see what platelet rich plasma can do for you. Maybe you are currently being treated with other cosmetic treatments such as hyadauronic acid and you are looking for a more natural and effective solution to improve your appearance. Perhaps you are losing your hair and don’t want hair transplants or drug therapy.
How Is It Done ?
The Doctor starts by taking a small amount of blood from your arm. This is the same as when you have a routine blood test at your family Doctor. This blood is then placed in a centrifuge which spins the blood at a very fast speed.
When this process has completed we are left with platelet rich plasma. This is then drawn off into a syringe and mixed with a solution ready for injection. It is then placed by injection into the areas where we want the improvement.
In most cases three sessions are required to deliver the optimum level of treatment. At your consultation the Doctor will advise you as to how many treatments are required and when they should be carried out. In some cases one treatment may be all that is required.
Tell me about the results.
You need to be a little patient because these results can take time to take effect. It is perfectly possible to see results early on, even in a matter of a week , but you must allow three to six months to gauge the results objectively.
Does the treatment last in terms of results ?
You should expect around two years of improvement in most cosmetic indications. Most patients tend to book in for top up treatments around this time to maintain the progress made.