Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) - healing the skin with the body's natural powers
I have always been blown away by the body’s own self healing mechanisms and restorative processes to rejuvenate the skin. Laser treatments, for example, temporarily wound the skin to encourage the skin to produce new skin in its' place. Skin creams and treatments are also designed to help boost and support the skin's natural healing and renewal processes.
PRP also has a long history in the treatment of surgical recovery, bone cancer, ulcers, and torn ligaments, and there have been reported successes in a large variety of other conditions. In recent years, PRP was introduced for the rejuvenation of skin, helping to accelerate normal cell renewal and healing processes by stimulating collagen formation, increasing blood supply and repair. Using your own blood means that there is no risk of adverse reactions to the treatment. PRP can also be used as a 'natural filler' to help restore volume where necessary. How does PRP benefit the skin?
Platelets in the blood release powerful growth factors to stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissue. When PRP is injected into the skin, it activates dermal fibroblasts, a skin component that plays a key role in maintaining skin integrity and youthfulness, causing the synthesis of cell-renewal ingredients such as collagen, adhesive. It has also been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of wrinkles and for skin rejuvenation due to its growth factor activity. Read more about this research here. A study done by Journal of Drugs in Dermatology in 2010, showed that Platelet-Rich Plasma treatment improved skin wrinkles, texture, elasticity, volume and skin tone. Patients reported an 82% improvement in skin tone, 52% improvement in wrinkle appearance, 87% improvement in general appearance, and 100% satisfaction with the treatment outcomes. Here are some photos of their findings from this study:
Before and after PRP treatments, showing improvement in texture, skin tone and colour.
Before and after PRP treatment, showing scar revision. Below are from a German clinical study 'Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Facial Rejuvenation', and shows how PRP can be used for skin rejuvenation for patients of any age and skin condition.
You can see the benefits of the treatment from as early as the 1st week, although repeat treatments are necessary for best results. A package of 4-6 treatments at 1 monthly intervals will give you excellent results. Results are gradual and the skin will continue to improve as the process of renewal can go on for up to a year after the treatment. Safety and Results
The treatment is very safe as there is no risk of any allergy or reaction to the materials being injected. The skin is being encouraged to renew itself, so you will merely have better, firmer skin, but there is no chance of looking 'fixed' or 'unnatural'. It is particularly beneficial for the eye area, helping to improve dark circles and eye bags. It is also great for fine lines and wrinkles, and gives the complexion an overall youthful glow and uplifted appearance. The concentrated platelets injected into the area help to improve the process, and by doing so, all the skin's internal components are also being boosted. With regular maintenance and proper care, the skin can potentially be rejuvenated so the aging process is prevented for longer.
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