Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Dull Skin
WHAT CAUSES DULL SKIN?
Dull skin is a common problem for those who are aging and can be caused by several reasons. The most common cause is usually a lack of sleep (less than 7 hours). This is almost normal in today’s world as many people tend to work late hours and live hectic lifestyles that can reduce the amount of the time available to sleep. Individuals will dull skin will appear tired and the presence of eye bags, dark eye circles and wrinkles are very common, contributing to the dull and weary appearance.
Another cause is an unbalanced diet, which will deprive your skin from the vitamins and minerals required to maintain its health. This can also lead to your skin becoming dehydrated, which can also lead to a build-up of dead skin cells. You should also ensure that your skin is properly cleansed all the time, as any dirt still on the surface will make it harder for pores to breathe normally.
WHAT IS PRP TREATMENT?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is similar to a blood test, in that blood is drawn from the patient’s body before being put into a special machine that can segregate platelets, blood cells and serum individually. These elements are then reintroduced to the body into the treatment area, with the process also known as ‘Vampire’ or ‘Dracula’ therapy.
The platelets help to release growth factors in your body, helping to fix it by triggering an increase in collagen production as well as fresh skin cells. This will improve the health of your skin as it will become revitalised and appear more radiant. Your skin tone and smoothness will also become more apparent as the collagen begins to take effect.
2-3 treatments are the norm, but this may vary depending on the individual and your doctor will advise you accordingly to determine the best number of sessions.
RESULTS AND RECOVERY
Within 3 weeks of treatment, you should notice your skin becoming much smoother and firmer. Further improvements can be expected in the months to come, with results usually lasting about 18 months. Do note that top-up treatments are necessary to maintain your skin’s healthy appearance.
You might experience minor swelling or bruises for up to a week after treatment, but this is temporary. Little or no downtime is needed, and the chance of side effects are extremely low due to this being an all-natural treatment. As it uses elements produced by your own body, it is much safer and more effective than most other techniques.
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