Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Age Spots
WHAT CAUSES AGE SPOTS?
If your skin is overexposed to the sun, it will naturally try to protect itself via melanin production to combat the effect of harmful UV rays. You may develop age spots if the production of melanin is focused in a series of small spots, leading to grey, brown or black spots showing up across the skin.
You may also develop hyperpigmentation, which occurs due to the melanin production being focused on a small skin patch, which is usually darker in colour, instead of a group of tiny spots. If you pick your skin, experience hormonal changes or even consume some medication, these may also cause both age spots and hyperpigmentation.
WHAT IS PRP TREATMENT?
This is also known as ‘Dracula’ or ‘Vampire’ therapy, but rest assured that the procedure is nowhere near as scary as it sounds! It involves your blood being drawn, just like in a blood test, after which the blood is put into a special machine. This device works to separate platelets, blood cells and serum – this is then reinjected into the body area that need treatment.
What this does is release growth factors, triggering the growth of new skin cells and tissue, as well as collagen in your skin. As a result, your skin tone should be improved thanks to the fresh, new layer of skin. It should also appear smoother and more vibrant.
A usual treatment cycle may consist of 2 or 3 sessions about 2 weeks apart, but this is dependent on your specific requirements. Your doctor will advise you accordingly during the consultation session.
RESULTS AND RECOVERY
You should notice results within 3 weeks, with your skin much firmer and smoother than before. The age spots or hyperpigmentation should be reduced greatly, and your skin should continue to improve over the coming months. Results tend to last for 18 months, after which top-up treatments are needed to maintain your look.
Bruising or minimal swelling may occur for up to a week following the procedure, but this is minor and will subside. In addition, almost no downtime is needed for the treatment, and is safer than most anti-aging methods as it is all natural.
BEFORE / AFTER
With Malaysia’s year round sun exposure, almost everyone has some skin discolouration. And this Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment gives you a remarkable results.
If you are troubled by age spots, book an appointment to speak to our friendly doctors!