Overview of PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
PRP for Skin Rejuvenation made popular by Hollywood stars lately; Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a unique treatment appealing to clients wanting a natural method for their skin rejuvenation.
PRP Treatments work best when used in combination with other procedures like skin needling and Fraxel skin rejuvenation. We regularly use PRP for the rejuvenation of the following areas:
- Facial Rejuvenation.
- Lower Eyelid Skin Rejuvenation.
- Neck & Décolletage Anti-ageing.
- Scalp Hair Regrowth Stimulation.
At Rejuvenative we use one of the most well-accepted brands in the industry: Allocure PRP.
PRP for Skin Rejuvenation FAQs
PRP Therapy is essentially a tissue regeneration therapy with your blood cells. Aging and UV damage leads to damage to the skin’s texture and appearance to deteriorate gradually with time. This is marked by sagging and thinning of the skin, ‘creepy’ skin, age spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. The delicate skin around the eyes, neck, and back of hands is especially prone to this process. PRP can help rejuvenate the skin where other treatments fail or provide suboptimal results.
Platelets are blood cells that carry out many essential functions. They contain crucial growth factors that, when secreted, are responsible for:
- Healing of wounds.
- Recruiting other cells to the site of injury.
- Tissue regeneration.
- Increasing collagen production.
- Initiating vascular re-growth.
- Inducing cell differentiation.
- Helping in bone mineralization.
- Extra-cellular matrix formation.
In spite of its nickname, The Vampire Facial or PRP is a comparatively gentle and straightforward procedure when delivered by an experienced clinician.
The area to be treated is cleansed after which a topical numbing cream is applied for 40 minutes. A minute quantity of blood is received from the patient’s vein. This blood is then processed and the plasma component (the part rich in platelets and possibly stem cells) is separated from it. These platelets are then activated and injected back into the skin (or any other host tissue) with various methods such as direct injecting with the help of tiny needles, dermapen™ or any other skin needling device and Fractional Skin Resurfacing.
Preparation is easy and quick and completed in the clinic during the appointment time. The procedure takes around 45 minutes to 1 hour per two to four test tubes of plasma.
- Full Face.
- Around the eyes.
- Cheeks and midface.
- Thin and ‘creepy’ skin on the neck.
- Back of hands and arms.
- Outer vaginal rejuvenation.
- Arthritic Joints.
- Injured tendons and ligaments (sports injuries).
- Scalp (hair regrowth).
Apart from very little swelling, bruising and redness for 12–24 hours, there are no documented serious side effects of this treatment when carried out in a medical clinic by trained doctors and nurses in sterile conditions. Most patients can get back to work the next day with the proper use of mineral makeup.
Not everyone is appropriate. Persons with skin disease (SLE, porphyria, and allergies), cancer, chemotherapy, severe metabolic, and systemic disorders, liver disease, haemodynamic instability, and abnormal platelet function (i.e. blood disorders) are not advised to have this treatment. Anti-coagulation therapy and underlying sepsis exclude the use of PRP also. Chain smokers and alcoholics are also not appropriate.
PRP provides very natural and subtle results for patients looking for slow improvement. Results are visible at three weeks and boost gradually over ensuing months with improvement in texture and tone of the skin.
Other procedures such as fractional skin resurfacing and medical skin needling, when combined with PRP treatment, can considerably enhance the results.
This is evaluated on consultation with the treating doctor. A treatment is devised out for each client and the cost can be assessed during this time. This is based on clients’ personalized requirements, their budget, and the result that is wanted. Platelet Rich Plasma can be combined with other treatments as a package and the overall cost will be discussed during the consultation.