Is your skin tone simply not as healthy and smooth as on previous occasions? Have you noted fine lines and sagging skin around your eyes, cheeks and mouth? Are you conscious of the puffiness and dark circles below your eyes? The best recommended solution to these types of skin issues is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. PRP is an advanced treatment technology that utilizes ingredients present in an individual’s blood in order to regenerate their skin and revitalize collagen, leading to healthy, young looking skin.
Scientific studies ever since have proven that PRP generates new collagen when infused into the skin and recent studies reveal that PRP can ease sun damage as well as aging skin problems.
PRP is basically a natural product produced from your own body. Through a simple blood draw, a little amount of blood is drawn from an individual into a sterile tube. Using a unique centrifuge machine, the blood is spun down in order to take out and concentrate the stem cells, growth factors and platelets that are very important for tissue healing. This little amount of blood with a high concentration of platelets and growth factors is referred to as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
PRP is best known for its wonderful act of skin rejuvenation. When PRP is injected into particular parts of the skin, its high platelet concentration functions as a matrix that stimulates the growth of new collagen, revitalizes skin tissue and hence leads to a naturally smooth and firm skin. As a result, PRP treatment gets rid of wrinkles and creates a smoother skin feel and tone.
There is a huge difference between PRP therapy and other skin injections of fillers. Most fillers including Juvederm and Restylane are composed of solid material which fills skin lines and folds. They often last for short period of time and require repeated treatments to seal the area yet again. On the other hand, PRP fuels collagen growth for absolute facial rejuvenation instead of individual wrinkle enhancement. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is recommended for faces that appear drawn, to soften below eye puffiness, enhance the overall skin tone, texture and tightness and seal skin areas where fillers are not able to reach. Fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane can be applied together with PRP given that the two forms of skin treatment actually serve different purposes. The fillers will fill particular wrinkles while PRP will enhance overall wrinkle improvement.
How does Platelet Rich Plasma work?
Platelets play a central role in blood clotting and wound healing. Tissue repair begins with clot formation and platelet degranulation, which release the growth factors necessary for wound repair. Platelet-derived growth factors are biologically active substances that enhance tissue repair mechanisms.
After platelets are activated at a wound site, proteins are released that directly and indirectly influence virtually all aspects of the wound healing cascade. Studies have shown a direct correlation between the platelet concentration and the level of secretory proteins, as well as the amount of proliferation involved in the wound healing.
Specifically, PRP enhances the fibroblastic events involved in tissue healing including chemotaxis, proliferation of cells, proteosynthesis, reparation, extracellular matrix deposition, and the remodeling of tissues.
It is strongly suggested that soft tissue injuries can heal faster with Platelet Rich Plasma treatment.