What Is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma that contains approximately 10 times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. In addition, it contains platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor and other bioactive proteins that help in the rejuvenation of skin.
PRP is a facial rejuvenation treatment that uses your own plasma to stimulate collagen production and cell migration, allowing for the elimination of lines, folds, and wrinkles. Results from PRP therapy are natural looking and subtle. What’s more, PRP is minimally invasive, has no risk of allergic reaction, and can be used to treat nearly any area of the body without risks of side-effects, making it ideal for patients who are not interested in or are not good candidates for injectable fillers.
The growth factors present in PRP have rejuvenating properties. When injected in the scalp, they stimulate the hair follicles and thereby increase the hair growth. When injected in the skin, they stimulate neo- collagenases leading to improvement in skin texture and appearance.
How Does PRP Rejuvenate The Skin?
The body cells which aid the tissue in healing and producing new cells are called Platelets. PRP is injected into targeted areas of the skin and then forms an environment which helps in growing collagen, regenerates the tissues and makes your skin smooth and tight. PRP softens wrinkles and creates skin texture and tone that is smoother, younger and better.
How Does PRP Treatment For Skin Rejuvenation Differ From Fillers Or Other Injection?
Lines and skin folds are a common sight on the tired skin, especially around mouth area or plump lips. These are filled by the solid materials of Hyaluronic acid fillers. These fillers can go on from 6-18 months and are to be redone after a certain period of time given by the doctor concerned.
PRP enables the collagen grown by the body and stimulates it to engineer total facial rejuvenation instead of focusing on one wrinkle at a time. It is also used to stabilize the faces which look tired, aids in filling up hollowed cheeks, skin tone improvisation, making the skin tight and smooth, and fill in the skin areas which the hyaluronic acid either cannot fill either due to lack of reach or reactionary issues.
PRP treatment for skin can be done in tandem with Hyaluronic fillers like Restylane and Juvéderm. These are two kinds of treatments which complete each other in order to aid the patient in achieving a much younger face. What fillers cannot do is done by the PRP treatment, for e.g. Fillers helps in removing lines and folds and PRP focuses on volumizing the face and enhances the skin tone. PRP also improves the texture of the skin and makes it smooth.
Precautions for PRP Treatment for Skin Rejuvenation
While PRP treatment engineers the total facial rejuvenation, there are certain checks which are to be made during and after the treatment –
Patient’s faces are to be iced once the treatment is done to prevent any bruises or burns inflicted at the areas where the injections have been implemented
While any irritation or swelling is only temporary, icing helps in reducing the chances of such events
Avoid taking any other pills/drugs without prescription for at least 7-20 days post treatment and always keep your doctor informed about it.
Avoid doing any heavy work either at work or at home. It would be best to take a day off for a couple of days post treatment is done.
Benefits of PRP Skin Rejuvenation Treatment
The main advantage of the procedure is that since PRP is derived from patient`s own blood, there is hardly any chance of major adverse effects. When done in an accurate and scientific way, PRP stands to be the most safe and effective therapy for skin and hair rejuvenation.
Non-Invasive: PRP is a non-surgical process. The platelet-rich plasma extracted from the patient’s blood sample is simply injected into the area to be treated with a small needle.
Quick: Since it’s a non-invasive process, PRP treatments can sometimes take, as less as 30 minutes. Once the platelet-rich plasma is activated, it mimics an injury response in the body. Healing and growth factors work to remodel the epidermis and enhance the texture and appearance of the skin. As the body begins to produce natural collagen in the affected area, results are noticed within the first few weeks following the first treatment, and the skin’s appearance continues to improve over time.
Long Lasting: The process is quick, but the result is just the opposite i.e, Long Lasting
All Natural: Your body naturally produces the ingredients necessary to rejuvenate your skin. Every treatment is formulated using blood from the patient’s own body. This means there is no chance of allergic reaction, infection, or rejection of the treatment.