Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
What is PRP?
We all know that blood contains platelets that assist in clotting and healing wounds but your blood also contains fundamental growth factors that are designed to restore and heal your skin.
PRP harnesses these regenerative and restorative growth factors and activates them to promote natural skin health by stimulating the rebuilding of the underlying tissues as well as causing the growth of new collagen. Your skin can also look newer and fresher since growth of capillaries in the skin is stimulated by PRP. PRP works in harmony with your own body to naturally promote a process for new tissue and collagen growth.
Where is PRP used?
PRP has been used in facial rejuvenation around the world since 2006. Areas of treatment include cheeks and mid face, wrinkling around the eyes, smile lines, neck and jaw line, décolleté, acne scarring, hands and more.
PRP is also can effectively improve outcomes when used in combination with other treatments such as fillers and eCO2 laser treatments.
When will I see results?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice that fine lines and wrinkles have been softened. Deeper wrinkled areas may look more plump and smoother. However the material that has been injected will slowly be absorbed into the lower parts of the skin and underlying tissues since the objective is to develop long term growth of collagen and to stimulate the fibroblasts (the most common cells in connective tissues). This can eventually result in the creation of a better platform for the skin which in turn leads to a more healthy smoother and renewed skin surface.
The results are gradual and vary with each person though typically you could see improvements in skin tone and texture within weeks and further improvements will continue for several months to come.
If you combine PRP with treatments such as filler or eCO2 laser the results can be synergistic and provide outstanding outcomes. In the case of eCO2 the use of PRP is used to result in faster recovery times.