What is Platelet Rich Plasma?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a popular skin rejuvenating treatment also known as the ‘Vampire Facial’. The Colloquial name “Vampire Facial” comes from the use of the patient’s own blood in the treatment. This procedure has garnered a lot of media attention because of its popularity with celebrities and movie stars. Platelet Rich Plasma stimulates your collagen and elastin regeneration by using your own blood plasma and growth factors.
Microneedling combined with PRP is a minimally invasive procedure that works by creating tiny needle punctures in the skin to improve the complexion texture, fine lines, pores, and scars. This is a natural treatment and is safe to use in patients of all ages including pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is a good alternative to botox and dermal fillers for those who prefer a more natural treatment option. We recommend 3-treatments 1-month apart.
How does PRP Work?
At times soft tissue in the body can become injured and does not heal properly. While treatments such as physiotherapy, massage, biomechanical correction are used to treat these soft tissue injuries, sometimes the body fails to reciprocate.
PRP therapy utilizes the healing properties in blood to allow a healing reaction to take place in a tissue that is not healing by itself. Our blood has "platelets" and these contain special growth factors that when released, allow stem cells in the specific tissue to switch on and then cause new tissue to be synthesized and heal in sports injuries.
Expected results of platelet rich plasma
Since the goal of PRP therapy is to resolve pain through healing, it could prove to have lasting benefits. Initial results may be seen within a few weeks, slowly increasing as the healing progresses. Research studies and clinical practice have presented PRP therapy to be very effective at eliminating pain and returning patients to their regular lives. The requirement for surgery can also be significantly reduced by treating injured tissues before the damage advances and the condition is permanent. With advances in science PRP is now being used in aesthetics to help decrease the signs of aging.
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