Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is an extract of your own blood that contains many times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins for tissue and injury healing. It has been used medically for years to accelerate wound healing; repair tendon, ligament and joint damage; heal diabetic ulcers; and help regrow muscle and bone. When PRP is placed back into the skin by injection or micro-needling, it initiates a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following treatment, this stem cell response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. The fibroblasts replace tissue that has been damaged or lost through the aging process with healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated.
PRP has been used in general and sport medicine for many years. The potential benefits of PRP have led to a recent widespread interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative purposes. It is perfectly safe as it’s based on your own blood product, so there is no risk of allergy or intolerance.
The healing properties of the blood components in Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) can be used as a cosmetic treatment for the following:
Within a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after three to six weeks, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction happens over the next three to six months. The effects of Cosmetic PRP, also known as Vampires Facelift, can last 18 months to two years, depending on the individual. It has a cumulative effect and allows to turn the clock back.
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