Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP has been used in the medical field for decades to promote healing. This safe and effective treatment can now be used to improve the beauty of your skin. PRP has the unique ability to naturally turn back the hands of time when it comes to aging skin, using elements from your own body. From softening wrinkles and healing pigmentation issues to giving skin back a more youthful volume, PRP treatments can offer a stunning improvement for aging skin issues.
How Platelet Rich Plasma Works
PRP is derived from your blood and does not use any outside chemicals to become an effective anti-aging treatment for skin. The process begins with removing a small vial of blood that is put through a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells to create the concentrated level of platelets. Since platelet rich plasma is a biological element from your own body, there is little to no risk of allergic or other adverse reactions to this treatment.
The treatment for aging skin involves injecting the PRP into the targeted areas. It is often combined with microneedling techniques that enhances the healing aspect of the concentrated plasma and helps promote collagen production. PRP works by promoting healing and increased collagen in your skin. As the skin heals, it is restored to a more youthful state, with improved texture, volume and elasticity.
Benefits of PRP Skin Treatments
While there are many cosmetic treatments that can help improve aging skin, PRP has several advantages. It does not just treat one issue – it helps the skin rejuvenate to restore some of the overall health and beauty it had when it was younger. Those that undergo these treatments can experience some of the following benefits in the look of their skin:
- Reduced lines and wrinkles
- Improvement for hypo and hyperpigmentation
- Adds volume to skin (cheeks, under the eyes, around the mouth)
- Improved texture
- Repairs sun-damaged skin
PRP treatments combined with microneedling have the best results. Other cosmetic injections like dermal fillers can also be used to treat specific areas. The anti-aging results from platelet rich plasma begin to appear within a few weeks after treatment. A series of a few initial PRP treatments over a few months is recommended to restore higher levels of collagen, with ongoing treatments about every six months to maintain results.
HAIR RESTORATION WITH PRP
PRP therapy for hair loss is a treatment that involves withdrawing a patient’s own blood, processing it so that only the enriched cells (platelet-rich plasma) remain, and injecting it into the scalp. PRP contains essential proteins that stimulate natural hair growth. Other terms for this treatment include PRP hair regrowth treatment, and in the U.K., angel PRP hair regrowth and vampire hair regrowth plan. The treatment can also be combined with hair transplant surgery, microneedling, or medications such as Propecia and Minoxidil.