Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Pores
WHAT CAUSES PORES?
If you have oily skin, you are much more likely to experience enlarged pores as they tend to occue due to a build-up of sebum and dirt. As a result, your skin will swell up and make pores look larger than they really are. In addition, your skin also loses its elasticity as you get older, slowly becoming unable to snap back into place – this stretches out your pores. Overexposure to the sun is another possibility, with your skin quickly generating more skin cells at the pores’ edges for protection from the sun’s UV rays; this also stretches out the pores.
WHAT IS PRP TREATMENT?
The process is very similar to that of a blood test, with blood taken from the patient before being placed inside a machine that separates the blood cells, platelets and serum – which is where the treatment gets its name. These elements are then reinjected into the outlined treatment area to revitalise it, with the procedure also known as ‘Dracula’ or ‘Vampire’ therapy.
With the platelets releasing growth factors, this will boost the regeneration of new skin tissue which helps the body’s self-repairing process. Your skin should grow back looking more radiant and plump, and will also be healthier than before. In addition, your skin should also be much smoother.
Usual treatment cycles consist of 2-3 sessions spaced 2 weeks apart, but this is dependent on the individual condition. Your doctor will work with you to determine the optimal number of sessions in order to get the best results.
RESULTS AND RECOVERY
You should notice your skin becoming smoother and firmer within 3 weeks, with continuous improvement over the coming months. Results usually last for about 18 months, with further treatments necessary in order to maintain the health of your skin.
Minimal swelling and bruising may be experience for up to seven days after the treatment, but it will subside. There is almost no downtime needed for this procedure, and you may return to your regular activities immediately. In addition, there is almost no risk of other side effects due to the natural elements of your body being used in the treatment; this makes it safer and more effective than most other anti-aging treatments.
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