The Secret to Great Skin
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is being increasingly used by athletes and patients who have recently had surgery and need help restoring their bodies. For many years doctors and medical researchers have known that platelets play a key role in bone healing and tissue repair after injury. Recently, however, skin specialists have been using platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy as an innovative way to achieve healthier younger looking skin.
PRP As A Cosmetic Therapy
Recent published studies have indicated the potential role of PRP Therapy in facial skin rejuvenation, treatment of acne scars, and even some cases of alopecia (hair loss). Following PRP Therapy patients have reported diminishing or even elimination of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth and fine lines. Patient reports include beneficial effects on facial folds, crow’s feet, fine lines, and acne scars. In some cases, repeated PRP treatments appears to restore lost volume, an ingredient in more youthful appearance.
Cosmetic PRP Benefits
Cosmetic PRP Therapy patients typically experience a number of benefits. One of its greatest benefits is it does not involve surgery. Patients usually are able to immediately return to their daily activities with few or no side effects.
How Is It Done?
Platelet rich plasma therapy begins by taking blood from the patient and processing it to create a concentration of beneficial platelets, cytokines, and growth factors. The concentrated serum is then injected into specific areas of the face to help foster collagen growth and tissue regeneration.
Due to the patient own blood being used, risk factors of disease transmission or immune reactions to foreign blood is eliminated.
How Many Treatments Are Recommended?
PRP therapy is gaining popularity among cosmetic patients not only because of visible results but also because the treatment is so simple. Typically it is recommended to have 3 treatments at intervals of one month and then once yearly. During treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to make the injections more comfortable. Patient reports show results appearing gradually and become visible during the weeks and months that follow the procedure.
*Disclaimer, results may vary from person to person.
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