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Used commonly for sporting injuries, a PRP treatment for the face is quickly becoming a popular way to target signs of aging, like loss of elasticity and wrinkles. The procedure involves your doctor drawing your blood, isolating the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and then injecting it into the areas intended for treatment. Highly sought after, this concentrated blood plasma contains approximately 3 to 5 times more platelets than the number found in regular circulating blood. PRP also contains a range of other bioactive proteins that help in the rejuvenation of skin like platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and transforming growth factor (TGF).
Ultimately, PRP will do for skin what it does for other areas of the body — promote healing. By using your own plasma to stimulate collagen production and cell migration, this innovative skin treatment helps to restore what your body has lost. PRP has the potential to repair the elasticity, colour and quality of the skin leaving the client with a healthier and rejuvenated complexion. When it comes to what exactly PRP does for your skin, clients have experienced the following results with the reduced appearance of:
Despite initial skepticism, many people find that PRP really does work well for the face and the treatment has been scientifically proven to refresh, tone and tighten the skin. This is because a PRP procedure makes use of the body’s own rejuvenating properties, creating a local stem cell response which boosts collagen, elastin and blood vessels. This process helps to repair and regenerate damaged or aged skin producing subtle, natural-looking results.
PRP is a simple, safe and completely legal procedure. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, PRP is minimally invasive, requiring no surgery or extensive downtime. Often used as an alternative to fillers, PRP also has a very low risk of producing side effects or allergic reactions.
The PRP face treatment itself does not last long with the entire procedure typically completed in a little over 20 minutes. Roughly half of this time is spent separating and spinning the blood in a centrifuge machine prior to injection. The longevity of your PRP results will vary on a case by case basis, however effects have been known to last for as long as two years. To make the most of your treatment, it’s recommended to schedule additional follow up appointments after the first year.
Following a PRP procedure, patients can expect a small amount of swelling and/or bruising which will subside in a couple of weeks. After this, the platelets will start encouraging more collagen growth and you should be able to see an improvement in your skin’s hydration in just 2 to 3 weeks. The months following are likely to gradually produce visible textural changes, resulting in smoother skin. It’s important to keep in mind that results will vary for those with severe scarring and wrinkling and who use excessive amounts of alcohol and tobacco. To enhance their results, some patients combine their PRP treatment with cosmeceutical and light therapies.
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