How does PRP skin rejuvenation work?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Skin Rejuvenation, also referred to as “Vampire” or “True Blood” Skin Rejuvenation, is a leading edge natural approach in anti-ageing facial and body rejuvenation, using the patient’s own blood cells. PRP is the concentrated part of blood that contains the platelets which are the key to the body’s ability to stop bleeding and repair damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets contain substances called growth factors that activate and rejuvenate cells in the body to regenerate new tissue, hence gradually increase collagen formation, connective tissue formation, skin tightening and overall rejuvenation of the skin.
PRP skin rejuvenation can be performed as a separate treatment or in combination with other surgical and non-surgical procedures. It can safely be combined with other rejuvenating treatments such as dermal fillers or autologous fat transfer, Botox wrinkle treatments and laser skin treatments. The PRP will also help to promote a faster healing and to maintain the results of surgery when used in conjunction with and after surgical procedures such as face lift, neck lift, eyelid surgery and nose surgery.
Areas that can be treated are:
- Around the eyes, Cheeks and mid-face
- Thinning skin on the neck
- Jaw line and surrounding area under the jaw
- Back of hands and arms
- Chest and Décolletage
- Areas with acne scarring
- Areas of hair loss
- Other body areas
How is treatment carried out?
The procedure begins by first drawing the patient’s own blood into a specially prepared test tube. This tube is immediately placed in the centrifuge for 5-8 minutes. The centrifuge spins the blood and separates the red blood cells from the golden yellow serum known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). The PRP is placed in a syringe and is then injected into the deep dermis or fat layer of the skin using very small needles (similar to those used in Botox injections). The procedure usually takes between 45-90 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
What will I see after the treatment?
There is no down time however minimal swelling, bruising to a varying degree and redness for 12-24 hours should be xpected following treatment. Rarely some patients may experience headache or feel faint. A bruise at the site from where the blood has been collected may be visible for 2-3 days.
Are there any side effects?
There is almost NO risk of allergic reaction as the PRP is produced from the patient’s
own blood and is completely “natural”. In addition, PRP contains a concentrated amount of white blood cells, which is the body’s natural defence against infections. As a result, infection is extremely rare with PRP Therapy. Secondary infection is extremely rare but does occasionally occur.
How many treatments are necessary?
Improvement of skin tone and texture are noticeable within 3weeks. Full collagen regeneration takes about 3 months to complete. For optimal results, an initial course of 2-3treatments, 4-6 weeks apart is recommended.
Prior to treatment, you will have a thorough consultation in which your concerns will be discussed, your medical history is taken to confirm suitability of treatment, all aspects
of treatment including possible risks and complications are explained and there is also
an opportunity for any questions you may have to be answered.
A treatment plan is then tailored to suit your needs, taking into account your medical history, your concerns and your goals.
New Image Cosmetic Surgery
7350 Sand Lake Commons Blvd.
MedPlex B — Suite 1115
Orlando, FL 32819