Platelet Rich Plasma is the injection therapy to regenerate the tissues used for skin rejuvenation. PRP helps to heel the damaged tissues under the layer of the skin and it leads to slowing down the process of aging, improving of the skin tone and texture, diminishing fine lines, scars and gradually works on increasing the skin thickness.
This is an
injection based that deals with enhancement of regeneration used to
rejuvenate the skin. As the name suggests, PRP is defined as an autologous
preparation of platelets involving their growth related factors in the
small volumes of plasma. The technique initiates the process the
regeneration and remodeling of tissues by adding growth factors in very
high concentrations at the targeted area. In this technique, the physician
withdraws a patient’s own blood (11ml to 44ml) and it is processed with
the platelet rich plasma, platelet poor plasma and red and white blood
cells, and then the injection is injected to the targeted site. The
process takes up to 1 hour and 1-3 sessions are suggested by the
technicians but more sessions might be recommended based upon the type of
skin, age of the person, baseline conditions due to smoking, sun damage,
genetics and other conditions. General maintenance is suggested by the
physicians once a twice a year.
Benefits of the PRP
therapy in aesthetics.
The therapy activates the platelets from the
targeted site resulting in the regeneration of skin tissues associated with the
growth factors. The healing process is initiated by attracting stem cells which
stimulate the cell growth, remodeling of tissues and depositing collagen. In
result, it slows down the process of aging, improves the texture and tone of
skin, improved wrinkles and scars and the thickness of your skin also improves.
Most importantly, the natural looking appearance of your skin will be
maintained after the treatment.
Is PRP treatment safe? As this is an auto logy (derived from
patient’s own blood) based treatment, so it is safer when it comes to allergic
responses or transmission of diseases. The most significant benefit of this
treatment is that it is applicable to sensitive areas of skin such as around
the eyes, which is mostly not recommended in other treatments or therapies.
Physicians also combine PRP with other treatments to enhance the biological
Results. As this therapy stimulates biological effects so the
results might appear a little late as compared to other therapies that give
immediate results. In PRP, one can expect improvement after approximately 3 weeks
and will keep on improving over 6-12 months. And like all therapies, the
improvement depends upon skin conditions, severity of wrinkles and scars,
smoking and alcohol consumption. And the client might experience redness and
sensitivity of skin within first few days of usage.
Contraindications. Restrictions include platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical
thrombocytopenia, hemodynamic instability, septicaemia, local infection at the
site of the procedure, pregnancy, breast feeding, urticaria, and cancer. Consistent
use of NSAID drugs within 48 hours of PRP application are advised be avoided.
Side effects and risks. as PRP is an autologous therapy, it naturally
minimizes the chances of transmission of disease and other potential side
effects likeskin redness, mild bruising, bleeding, pain or itching at the
injection site, swelling, allergic reaction to the solution, infection, damage
to a nerve or muscle, headache, nausea, vomiting , dizziness or fainting .
Post treatment care. Use of makeupor
oxygenatesis not suggested within 24 hours of the PRP technique and it
is advised to be avoided. Avoid usage of retinols or lotions containing acids.
If PRP is done around the eyes, use of sun screen and sun glasses is must for
protection of skin as it is the most sensitive area of the face.