Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections were first used in 1987 in open heart surgery and today, due to the healing powers of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections, this therapy is safely used in many fields including sports medicine, orthopaedics, dental surgeries and medical aesthetics. Here at Skin Boutique we use Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) injections to rejuvenate and slow down the aging process of the skin in various areas including ocular, face, neck, décolletage , and hands.
Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections in cosmetics
PRP is a recent technology that uses ingredients from your own blood to regenerate your skin and to rejuvenate collagen, resulting in vibrant, fresh younger looking skin. These ingredients reside within the fraction of your blood named “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP). PRP is enriched with platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Once injected into your skin, these substances will accelerate the normal healing process via new collagen formation at the injected area. Because your plasma (autologous) is used, there is no danger of disease transmission, anaphylaxis or neoplasia.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are ‘bioactive’ stimulators NOT a filler and it will increase collagen providing a gradual increase in skin thickness. Visible results appear after the first treatment session.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections are are effective for treating
- The eye area
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Improvement in skins tone & texture
- Full face rejuvenation
- Dull dry skin
- Neck rings
PRP’s most exciting feature is that it is YOUR body, YOUR blood and YOUR plasma. Nothing artificial, nothing modified and therefore is 100% safe. It is the most natural way of rejuvenating.
The Result: Youthful looking skin
For optimal results, our medical protocol recommends a minimum of three (3) PRP treatments, each performed 4-6 weeks apart. Improvement of skin texture and tone are noticeable within 3 weeks. The results of the treatment will last approximately 12-24 months. To keep the skin and face looking youthful, we also recommend that clients have follow-up injections yearly.
What to expect
At your first appointment, our physician will take down a detailed clinical history and discuss any other medical conditions that may be relevant to this treatment. Our medical staff will also need to check to see if you have recently used any non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAID’s). Examples include Nurofen, Voltaren, Mobic. These interfere with platelet production by the bone marrow so must be stopped 10 days prior to this procedure.
Ten minutes prior to your PRP treatment, our physician will draw eight to sixteen millilitres of your blood, like taking a standard blood test, causing minimal pain. Thereafter the blood will be separated in the special centrifuge into its ingredients, which is then injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss and/or wrinkles. Using your enriched plasma permits the body to heal and rejuvenate faster and more efficiently.
A single PRP treatment will take approximately 30-45 minutes. You can go straight back to work following the treatment, but be prepared for some swelling and bruising. The swelling and bruising can last up to a week in some patients and it is as a result of the activation of the cells caused by the injected platelets.