WHAT IS PRP?
PRP – which stands for Platelet Rich Plasma – is used for facial rejuvenation (hyper-pigmentation, volume loss, fine wrinkles, acne scars etc). It is a simple in-office nonsurgical procedure which uses aconcentrated serum processed from your own blood to activate the natural collagen building process.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
A small vial of blood is taken from your arm – less than that normally taken for routine blood tests. The blood is then placed in a vial and spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and plasma. The process concentrates the platelet count to about 4X normal.It is this platelet-rich plasma – often called “liquid gold” – that is then activated and injected into the skin.
THE END RESULT?
Healthier appearance of skin
Thicker dermis (reducing wrinkles and scars)
Improved tone (hyper-pigmentation and dark under eye circles)
Prolonged duration of fillers
Effective Hair Loss treatment when injected into the scalp
PRP FOR FACE
PRP is a recent technology that uses ingredients from your own blood to regenerate your skin and to rejuvenate collagen, resulting in vibrant, fresh younger looking skin. These ingredients reside within the fraction of your blood named “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP). PRP is enriched with platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Once injected into your skin, these substances will accelerate the normal healing process via new collagen formation at the injected area. Because your plasma (autologous) is used, there is no danger of disease transmission, anaphylaxis or neoplasia.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are are effective for treating:
The eye area
Fine lines and wrinkles
Improvement in skins tone texture
Full face rejuvenation
Dull dry skin
PRP’s most exciting feature is that it is YOUR body, YOUR blood and Your plasma. Nothing artificial, nothing modified and therefore is 100% safe. It is the most natural way of rejuvenating.
What to expect
Ten minutes prior to your PRP treatment, our clinic cosmetic physician will draw ten to twenty milliliters of your blood, like taking a standard blood test, causing minimal pain and thereafter the blood will separated into its ingredients. Today, platelet rich plasma can easily be separated from blood, through a process of centrifugation. A special machine called a centrifuge is used to separate the platelet rich plasma out, which is then injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss and/or wrinkles. Using your enriched plasma permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently.
A single PRP treatment will take approximately 30 minutes.
You can go straight back to work following the treatment, but be prepared for some swelling and bruising. The swelling and bruising can last up to a week in some patients and it is as a result of the activation of the cells caused by the injected platelets.
PRP FOR HAIR LOSS
At Aesthetic Polyclinic, we have been performing PRP therapy as a proactive therapeutic option for male and female patients experiencing hair loss. PRP is an exciting non-surgical therapeutic option for patients who require stimulation of hair growth for hair loss conditions.
Recent scientific research and technology provides the medical community with new understandings of wound and tissue healing. As a result of these scientific studies, we know PRP is an all-natural medical procedure performed in physicians’ offices for hair loss or conditions causing hair thinning.