Wondering what all the fuss is about when it comes to PRP, or platelet rich plasma? PRP, is a great cosmetic treatment for naturally rejuvenating the skin and repairing the signs of ageing.
The treatment involves reinjecting your own platelet rich plasma into your skin, delivering an abundance of growth factors that stimulate the body’s normal healing response, helping you to achieve total rejuvenation.
PRP is prepared from the patient’s own blood by utilizing the density difference that exists between the different components in the blood. As we age, the ability of our body to heal itself slows. By concentrating the healing agents in PRP, a great benefit is derived when compared to the body’s natural response.
To be effective, PRP must penetrate the skin’s surface. This can be accomplished in several ways including syringe injection, or topical application following procedures such as Microneedling or CO2 laser resurfacing. In the care of Microneedling, AES performs two passes, one with the Procell Microneedle and one with Vivace Microneedle in order to optimize skin channel development. Following this, the PRP is applied to the skins surface and gently worked into the skin through the Microneedle channels.
PROVIDES TOTAL REJUVENATION
PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Because it boosts collagen, it’s also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone. It’s particularly good for people who suffer from rosacea or acne.
TREATS DELICATE AND DIFFICULT TO REACH AREAS
PRP is extremely effective for treating difficult to treat areas, such as the delicate under eye area where clients often notice signs of ageing first but where no laser can be used.
A NATURAL TYPE OF COSMETIC INJECTABLE
PRP uses your own natural elements without the addition of any foreign products. The treatment works by drawing a small sample of your blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge for approximately five minutes to separate the plasma from the other blood particles. The platelet rich plasma is then reinjected back into the treatment area to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Because it uses your own natural elements, PRP is very safe. It’s also not a new treatment. It’s long been recognized and used in the hospital system and in sports medicine for its effective wound healing properties since the 1970s.
RESULTS ARE LONG-LASTING
Results from PRP take between three to four weeks to appear but are long- lasting, typically lasting 12 to 18 months after an initial series of three treatments.