PRP Skin Regeneration Therapy, a type of regenerative medicine with the patient’s own blood, uses components called platelets in the blood to rejuvenate the skin. Over the last several years there has been much excitement surrounding applications of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in aesthetic medicine, including facial rejuvenation.
Based on an innate wound-healing ability, the therapy is performed by injecting components collected from the blood and is associated with no risk of allergy or infections. We also use stem cells in combination with PRP in some treatments to further promote healing.
Our bodies naturally produce stem cells that help us heal by stimulating the growth of collagen, as well as blood vessels that deliver oxygen to bodily tissues. Platelets and growth factors found in the blood stimulate stem cells, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains three to five times as many of these substances as normal blood.
In conventional therapy, it takes about two months for any benefit to be seen, although the time varies among individuals. New-PRP Skin Regeneration Therapy produces noticeable symptomatic improvement in a short period of about 3 to 4 weeks.
After your treatment, it is important to keep your skin thoroughly hydrated and to apply an 30 SPF (or greater) sunscreen multiple times a day especially during the summer months.
Because PRP facial rejuvenation is a minimally invasive procedure, most adults with signs of aging are good candidates. The fact that it is less invasive makes it an attractive option for elderly patients, since the incisions made in facelift and other invasive facial procedures take longer to heal in older patients. However, it should be noted that PRP injections do have their limits; they cannot make an elderly patient look 25 years old.
Indications for Use are as follow:
– Sun-damaged and prematurely aged skin
– Cheeks and mid-face
– Around the eyes – peri orbital rim
– Jaw Line
– Neck -Sagging skin on the neck and face
– Back of the hands
The procedure is uncomfortable but relatively pain free. Bruising can be the only real complication.
Persons with skin disease (SLE, porphyria, allergies), cancer, chemotherapy, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, and abnormal platelet function (i.e. blood disorders) underlying sepsis excludes the use of PRP.