WHAT IS PRP THERAPY?
Platelet-rich Plasma therapy is a process whereby blood from the patient is placed in a machine that separates the blood cells, platelets and serum. This is then re-injected into the area of the body requiring treatment or rejuvenation, and is sometimes referred to as ‘Vampire’ or ‘Dracula’ therapy.
Platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood, but platelets also contain hundreds of proteins (called growth factors) which are very important in the healing of injuries.
PRP is plasma that contains many more platelets than is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.
These platelets help the body to repair itself by releasing growth factors and stimulating skin cells to generate new tissue, in addition to improving skin tone as well as the rate of collagen production. This helps your skin grow back healthily, appearing more vibrant and plump.
Your doctor may recommend 2-3 treatments spaced 2 weeks apart, but this may vary according to your individual needs.
Targets for PRP Treatment:
- Forehead wrinkles
- Eye wrinkles
- Dark circles, stretch marks, sagging skin
- Freckles and blemishes
- Acne scars, chickenpox scars, enlarged skin pores
- Nasolabial fold