Some facial plastic surgeons, including our Doctor , use PRP treatments in areas where dermal fillers, neurotoxins and lasers aren't always effective. Our doctor uses platelet-rich plasma therapies with PRP for facial rejuvenation.
PRP (platelet-rich plasma)therapy is a new form of regenerative medicine that utilises your own blood, where the platelet rich plasma component is extracted, concentrated and reintroduced to rejuvenate the skin.
Platelets contain substances called growth factors that activate and rejuvenate cells in the body.
The concentrated platelets in PRP contain tremendous amounts of bioactive proteins, which include the growth factors PDGF and VEGF. These growth factors have been shown to initiate accelerated tissue repair, and according to experts have also been shown to have positive effects on skin rejuvenation. The growth factors, when released, promote tissue repair, angiogenesis (capillary formation), and collagen production.
This treatment is associated with no risk of allergy or infections as we are essentially using your own byproduct.
Studies showed that PRP helps:
- Rejuvenating the skin
- Eliminating skin wrinkles
- Providing fuller facial feature as an alternative to commercial fillers
- Improving the appearance of acne scarring
- Speeding up the healing process after a facial peel
PRP is effective particularly for crepy skin under the eyes (fine wrinkles) that are difficult to treat by conventional rejuvenation therapy. It is also effective for treating wrinkles, acne scars, saggy skin, eye bags, and neck wrinkles
The first step is to draw the patient's own blood into a specially prepared test tube
The tube is then placed in a centrifuge and spun at a certain speed to separate out the platelets
The separated platelets are then activated with calcium
The activated platelets then injected to the target area (face or neck) using very small needles similar to those used in Botox injections
Results are expected within two to three months
Doctor may recommend a second sessions based on initial results
Caelestia Cosmetics Studio implements a PRP treatment. The process is fast and almost completely painless.