- A gradual, natural decline in functions over time (intrinsic aging) and
- induced damage caused by environmental factors (extrinsic aging), which may include smoking and drugs, exposure to chemicals, usage of some medicines, pollution, and notably, ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation.
What is PRP and how does it help in skin Rejuvenation?
PRP or Platelet rich plasma is an autologous preparation of platelets in concentrated plasma. PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy utilises the potential of the body growth factors, healing and regenerating cells to improve the overall texture and tone of your skin, naturally. This therapy comes under regenerative medicine that works with your body to restore your skin from within.
As it is a natural approach in rejuvenation and repair using the unique cells from bodies own system, it is safe and can be used without any allergic or rejection reactions. It revitalises the skin by improving blood supply and stimulating collagen formation.
PRP obtained from the blood contains platelets enriched with growth factors, which stimulate collagen production when injected into the skin. The levels of pro collagen type I carboxy-terminal peptide (PIP) are seen to be increased when the skin is treated with PRP helping in the production of more collagen and new cells .
The growth factors in prp stimulate proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes, which produce collagen and keratin. These will help in the production of hyaluronic acid to improve skin tone and volume providing a more youthful appearance.
How is it done?
During consultation your doctor will assess the degree of your skin ageing after which she will design the mode and number of treatments needed for maximum benefit.
For the process the skin will be cleansed and prepared. Local anesthetic cream is applied to make the targeted area to be numbed ensuring the treatment is comfortable for you.
Blood is taken from your arm and taken to the lab for the further processes and centrifugation. After this process the concentrated autologus platelet rich plasma is separated and reintroduced to the skin, under strictly hygienic conditions. Initially PRP is injected into any obvious lines or wrinkles.The remainder of the plasma is then injected all over the rest of the skin area to be treated.
What results you can expect?
When done properly and in capable hands, PRP can give improvement to facial creases, wrinkles, sun damage and lines. This treatment stimulates collagen and new blood vessels formation for more nutrition. As the improvement occurs naturally, the complete result will be acquired gradually and subtly, enhancing your skin’s health beautifully. This therapy is ideal for those who are looking for gradual, but noticeable and natural improvement in wrinkle correction, skin texture, tone, and color with minimal or no recovery time. PRP therapy can be used to treat almost any area of your body, including your face, chest, neck, and hands.
Improvement of skin texture and tone can be noticeable within two to three weeks and improvement continues for the next 6 – 8 months as more collagen and keratin is produced and laid under the skin. The results typically last 2 years or longer,according the health and immunity of the donor.
Our clinic offers CelesticaLysate which is an advanced form of PRP, a concentrated treatment with higher levels of growth factors with immediate release. Contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment with our specialist.