PRP Therapy Explained
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is – facial rejuvenation using your very own cells
A new anti-aging treatment:
100% your own blood cells (autologous)
8-20ml of your blood is taken, spun down in centrifuge (5-9mins)
Plasma separates from the red blood cells and it is this PRP that is injected
Once injected the platelets become activated to release growth factors, that attract stem cells to produce healthy skin cells and new collagen (and ellsatin)
Areas to be treated:
Any area with skin laxity such as the face, jaw line or neck
Crinkling skin around the eyes
Sun damaged skin on the chest or décolletage
Back of hands, arms, post baby tummy
Thinning hair areas on the head [balding]
How long does PRP last
After your initial 2 to 3 treatments carried out monthly your skin continues to improve over the next 6 months with increased thickening and improved hydration. A maintenance treatment every 12 months is recommended.
Results are dependent on your overall health and internal nutrition. Remember smoking and alcohol can shorten the life cells.
This treatment firstly involves the collection of your blood, approximately 8-16ml, depending on the area.
Your blood is then be spun down using a centrifuge to separate the PRP from the other components of your whole blood. The process takes 5-10 minutes.
The PRP is then harvested.
The PRP portion of your blood is then injected into your skin to stimulate new collagen production, and to re-energise your cells into rejuvenating themselves. The product injected is 100% your own blood by-product (autologous).
Other potential uses of PRP Therapy
PRP is also an effective approach to pain relief that uses your body’s own growth factors to stimulate healing. Following a soft tissue injury, the body naturally delivers platelet cells containing growth factors to respond to the damage. PRP Therapy intensifies that effort.
The plasma containing the highly concentrated platelets is injected at the site of your pain or injury. The platelets release growth factors that have been shown to accelerate the healing process by enhancing the proliferation of stem cells, increasing the production of collagen, stimulating blood flow, and reinvigorating cartilage.
- Speeds the healing of damaged tissue
- Reduces the risk of re-injury by strengthening damaged tissue
- Reduces down-time following an injury
Preparations before a treatment:
Depending on the treatment objective, pain relief or skin rejuvenation, preparations are all explained in a full consultation that is required to see if PRP therapy is right for you.
It is customary that you drink lots of water 24-48hours before treatment so you feel hydrated.
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