PRP Skin Rejuvenation using Platelet-Enriched Plasma (PRP) has become one of the more popular cosmetic procedures in aesthetic medicine. The treatment is called PRP. PRP is a safe, cost-effective, effective treatment for facial rejuvenation which includes wrinkles, scars, sun damage, age spots, and dark circles under the eyes. Reversing the sign of aging and getting regenerative effects is possible using platelets and growth factors from your own blood. Post treatment effects shows a tighter, more radiant skin.
PRP works to:
During a PRP treatment the platelets and growth factors in your blood are centrifuged using a centrifuge machine, separating the red blood cells from the platelets. Using a micro needling device, the platelet portion of the blood us extracted and applied into your skin using a micro needling device. This releases growth factors that stimulate and increase the number of reparative cells your body produces.
According to Dr. Kristina Goldenberg, of Goldenberg Dermatology in NYC, “Micro needling stimulates collagen production and breaks up acne scarring. It also helps the epidermis to refresh and recycle itself, promoting shedding and stimulation of new, healthier keratinocytes to grow.”
Unlike Botox that see results right away, PRP takes a bit of time to see results. Fillers like Botox immediately plump the skin by blocking nerve signals to your facial muscle, and reducing facial muscle activity and removing reducing wrinkles, but the results are artificial, and results wear off in about 6 months.
With PRP, your skin is healing and improving with each treatment, and healing cycle takes a bit of time. You should see visible improvements in your skin after 2-4 weeks from your first treatment, and your skin will continue to improve with consecutive treatments. Over time, you should see 10–15% more volume in your face, and the benefits can last a few years.
Dr. Barbara Sturm, a German aesthetics doctor, is known as the inventor of the “Vampire Facial” that celebrities like Kim Kardashian are so fond of. The term was coined and trademarked by Dr. Charles Runels, a plastic surgeon. The idea of using your own blood is to stimulate a response that tricks skin into thinking that it has been damaged and helps tissue regeneration leading to increased collagen production in facial skin. A vampire facial is basically a nonsurgical PRP procedure done on the face. It is not a facial but a medical procedure, as opposed to a cosmetic one.
Vampire Facials require specific medical equipment, as Dr. Sal Nadkarni explained. “The main equipment needed to perform the Vampire Facial (PRP) procedure are phlebotomy kits in order to draw blood and a centrifuge to spin the blood in order to separate out the cellular components of the blood plasma.” After the blood is spun, the platelets are separated and then re-injected back into the face.
Some clinics use PRP exclusively in the sensitive under-eye area, to avoid the clumping that injectable fillers often create. In a recent study, researchers noted that “PRP injections in the lower-eyelid region are a safe, efficient, virtually pain-free, simple, and rapid treatment option for an area with otherwise limited treatment alternatives.”
At Skin Rejuvenation Clinic, we use a micro needling device to administer the PRP on the entire face, and neck area if requested. The micro needling device creates tiny holes to allow diffusion of the platelets into the skin. If a more youthful look is your desire, and you prefer a non-surgical procedure, then the PRP skin rejuvenation procedure is ideal. The procedure will allow facial rejuvenation to happen with increased collagen production and improved elasticity of the facial skin. The procedure is safe, has little down time, and virtually no pain.
Our patients were pleasantly surprised that the treatment was not painful. The initial bloodwork may be unpleasant to some, but there is little discomfort when the PRP treatment is applied topically using a micro needling device. There is no down time post treatment, and patients can return to their regular scheduled day afterwards. The whole procedure takes approximately 45 minutes from bloodwork, centrifugation, to micro needling.
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