Plasma treatment in skin rejuvenation: PRP Facelift
How does Plasma Facelift work? PRP therapy involves harvesting platelets from the patient’s own blood in order to inject them into problem skin areas, for rejuvenation. A small amount of blood is taken from the patient and put into a centrifuge, where the blood is spun in order to separate the red blood cells from the platelet plasma. The platelet rich plasma, which is the component of the blood that is known for being highly effective in treating wounds and skin injuries, is then concentrated and injected into the chosen area, where it increases skin volume, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. When the platelet rich plasma is injected into the skin, the platelets release growth factors that stimulate other cells surrounding the injection site, plumping them up and causing them to increase in volume. At the same time platelet rich plasma sends out signals to other cells in the body when it is injected, telling them to rush forward to the injection site, thus, stimulating a repair process. One cell that is stimulated during the process is the fibroblast cell, which is the cell type that creates collagen. Collagen is what gives skin a youthful appearance and is responsible for electricity. As we age this collagen is produced less and less, thus, causing wrinkles and fine lines in the skin, and treatments such as PRP are natural powerful treatments that can stimulate collagen production to counteract this.
Another cell stimulated during the process is the pre-adipocyte cell, which is a cell type that can convert into a fat cell, which is especially important in the face to fill out lines and to contour the face. Micro-injuries produced by a needle will trigger a similar initial reaction, and thanks to the injection of active platelets, the contraction effect is significantly augmented. Injecting this PRP extract into skin, the platelets form a bioactive platform, allowing the release of numerous active growth factors that promote tissue repair, new blood vessel formation and collagen synthesis.
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