Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Wrinkles
WHAT CAUSES WRINKLES?
As part of the aging process, wrinkles tend to develop naturally as it occurs when the skin loses its ability to generate collagen. This substance keeps your skin tight and elastic, holding it together and when the production of collagen stops, your skin is no longer able to snap back into place. This causes the formation of creases and folds to develop, which leads to fine lines and wrinkles. Excessive exposure to the sun is also a cause while dehydration is another factor. Even your facial expression can be a cause of wrinkles!
WHAT IS PRP TREATMENT?
Platelet-rich plasma therapy requires blood to be drawn from the individual, just like in a blood test. This is then put into a specialised machine, with the blood cells, platelets and serum separated from the blood. These elements are then reinjected into the outlined treatment area, which is where it gets the name of ‘Dracula’ or ‘Vampire’ therapy.
The platelets reintroduced to the body help it to repair itself thanks to the release of growth factors which trigger skin cells into growing new tissue layers. It also boosts the collagen production in your skin, resulting in skin growing healthily and appearing to be more radiant. The new layer of skin should also be much smoother than before.
Typically, most people need a cycle of 2-3 treatments which are spaced 2 weeks apart, but this depends on their individual skin condition. During consultation, your doctor will recommend a suitable number of sessions to get the best results.
RESULTS AND RECOVERY
You should notice your skin becoming much smoother and firmer within 3 weeks, with gradual improvement in the coming months. Results tend to last for about 18 months, but the results require top-up treatments to maintain the appearance as it is not permanent.
You might experience minor bruising and swelling for up to a week following sessions, but this does not cause much discomfort and will subside. In addition, the treatment’s natural elements means there is very little risk of any side effects, making it safer and more effective than many alternative anti-aging treatments.
BEFORE / AFTER
PRP Therapy can be applied in various fields of medicines including cosmetic facial rejuvenation. See the before and after results.
To achieve younger looking skin, schedule a consultation with our friendly doctors today!