Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Therapy

You may be interested in knowing that Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy was first developed for orthopedic surgery. Today it’s been made hugely popular by the likes of Kim Kardashian and numerous other celebrities. Is it all hype? What are Platelets anyway? Platelets are an important component of your blood. Their job is the promotion of clotting and healing. In Platelet Rich Plasma treatment, the patient’s own blood plasma is extracted, prepared, and then replaced into the patient’s skin. In orthopaedics, where it is injected into the body, the Platelet Rich Plasma helps patients to heal from surgery or trauma.

Cosmetic practitioners have dubbed the aesthetic facial treatment the Vampire Facelift and it’s recently become a global hit. In this treatment, the platelet-rich plasma is injected into the patient’s face to address wrinkles or folds, and improve the overall skin condition. The Platelet Rich Plasma encourages the skin to produce collagen and added growth factors. These, in turn, lead to a more supported skin structure. This makes skin appear fuller, tighter and more youthful. From our own respective experience the results can vary from the subtle extra youth boost to the extremely more younger looking skin.

The benefits of the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment or Vampire Facelift have been well publicized in the media. However, media reports can be filled with misinformation or distorted facts. It is important to understand just how the treatment works.

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Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Treatment

The Platelet Rich Plasma is not a surgical procedure. It is an injection treatment done in the physician’s office with no downtime, just like Botox and fillers.

1.     Step 1 – The patient’s face is cleaned and the local anesthesia is applied.

2.     Next, the physician or nurse draws approximately two teaspoons of your blood.

3.     The drawn blood is spun in a centrifuge. This process separates the platelets from the blood. The platelets are then isolated and prepared for re-injection. The platelet-rich-plasma is activated in a special process developed by Advanced Dermatology to release at least 8 essential growth factors and signalling proteins in the platelet-rich plasma just before injection to enhance its healing properties.

4.     Before injection, a numbing cream is applied to the skin. Once injected the growth factors in the Platelet Rich Plasma causes the release of stem cells that already exist in the skin. They trick the skin into thinking it needs to heal itself – new tissue is produced with new collagen, and new blood vessels.

Who is a Candidate for Platelet Rich Plasma?

Almost anyone can be a candidate for the Platelet Rich Plasma treatment. It is natural since it comes from the patient’s own body.

Recovery from PRP

Platelet Rich Plasma injection requires little recovery time and usually no downtime at all. On the first day after treatment there may be some redness. On the second day the redness usually subsides and the skin may swell and the texture may become rough like sandpaper. By the third day, the swelling should be gone leaving just the sandpaper-like texture for 5 to 7 days.

The Result

Patients report skin that appears more youthful and rejuvenated which continues to improve over the first three months after treatment. The results can then last up to two years from the date of treatment.

While PRP is relatively new to the cosmetic medicine world, its future is promising. Like with any medical treatment, it is important to ensure that your medical practitioner is well-qualified and experienced in the procedure.

For more information on Platelet Rich Plasma treatment or any other cosmetic medicine needs, contact Advanced Dermatology.

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