PRP Injections – cellular rejuvenation
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment
This method is used in aesthetic medicine for skin rejuvenation of face, neck, décolleté, hands and to reduce some errors of skin.
What “platelet rich plasma”?
It is blood plasma that contains platelets and growth factors which help to start the natural mechanisms of skin regeneration. Plasma prepared from the patient’s own blood. Thus, PRP injection is an autologous substance that is made from the patient’s own blood. It is 100% biocompatible with no risk of rejection or allergie
- Blood plasma is a liquid part of blood remaining after removal of formed elements — blood cells and platelets or blood cells. Its composition is a very complex biological medium containing vitamins, hormones, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, dissolved gases, salts and intermediate products of metabolism, in other words, substances necessary for the functioning of the cells
- The human platelets — colorless disc-shaped anuclear blood cells that play a major role in blood clotting. In these cells there are mitochondria, microtubules, the specific inclusion of alpha —granules, they contain substances that are actively involved in blood coagulation. A single platelet contains between fifty and eighty of alpha-granules and synthesize about thirty bioactive proteins that are growth factors. There are about a dozen different growth factors, which stimulate stem cells in the area of injection.
Platelet rich plasma is used for more than twenty years for the treatment of osteoarthritis, tendinitis or torn ligaments. The healing properties of PRP are currently being increasingly used in anti-aging procedures medicine.
Indications for PRP injections
PRP regenerates the skin, affecting the deeper layers of the dermis.
“Vampire-lift”: prevention of skin aging
The platelet-rich plasma, helps to maintain skin’s natural moisture and protects it from all external influences (tobacco, pollution, etc.). The ideal solution, starting from the age of 25, to give the skin freshness and delay the appearance of the first wrinkles. “Vampire Lift” have received international fame, thanks to such stars as Kim Kardashian and Bar Refaeli. In addition, this method is gaining popularity in France amongst the stars of the reality show, including Manon Marceau and Jessica Tevenan.
After forty years wrinkles are becoming more noticeable, and the skin of the face and neck begins to fade, especially if you have abused the sun. PRP injections stimulate the production of collagen.
Treatment of skin defects
PRP is also suitable for reducing dark circles under the eyes, reduces scars of different origin (acne scars, scars from accidental wounds, scars after the operation) and improves the appearance of stretch marks.
Rejuvenation of the intimate area
PRP has regenerative properties when administered subcutaneously in the labia majora to restore their elasticity and tone.
Capillary stimulation of the scalp.
PRP introduced in the scalp, slows hair loss and stimulates hair growth.
Strengthening of the gums in dentistry
The mechanism of action of PRP.
Platelets in lesion tissues secrete specific proteins, called growth factors, which is a biologically active polypeptide molecules that contribute to stimulating regeneration, growth and cell division. PRP in aesthetic medicine is used for regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin and stimulate hair growth.
How is the procedure
The nurse extracts blood from a vein in the arm. The patient don’t have to be on an empty stomach.
The collected blood then tsentrifugirujut. This process separates the plasma and platelets from red blood cells and white blood cells. Growth factors and proteins contained within PRP give impulse to the skin stem cells that produce collagen and elastin.
Then, using a thin needle the doctor injects a small amount of PRP into the dermis of the treated area.
For greater patient comfort can be applied to the skin anesthetic cream, but it is not necessary, as the injection is virtually painless.
Depending on the indications, a full cycle of PRP treatment involves three to six sessions every four to six weeks.
After the procedure
In many patients, there remains no trace at all after the procedure: out of the office and went to work as if nothing had happened.
In some cases, to a greater or lesser extent are: erythema, edema, itching, or a temporary increased sensitivity of the skin, as well as a separate bruises for several days. A return to normal life immediately after the procedure.
Immediately after the session a noticeable improvement in complexion and skin tone.
About a month after the session the skin is straightened, the surface of the skin defects is smoothed.
PRP injections must be repeated every year to maintain the results over an extended period of time.
The treatment can be renewed every six months.
For best results, it is advisable to combine PRP injections with led laser Rejulight.
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