PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
We are all about the latest and most innovative ways to take care of our skin here at Elite Cosmetic, so when PRP injections became popular courtesy of Kim Kardashian West and other notable industry influencers, we took notice.
What are PRP Injections
There are many clinical applications for PRP — it’s used for the treatment of hair loss, acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, pigmentation, volume loss, wrinkles, fine lines, and crepey skin texture.
In our skin, fibroblasts are the cells responsible for making important proteins such as collagen and elastin, both of which are important proteins in keeping the skin supple and youthful. Fibroblasts also play a key role in the aging process beyond making collagen and elastin, but also its interactions with other skin cells as well as the overall matrix underneath the skin
It uses plasma from your own blood
Since PRP is laden with growth factors from a patient’s own platelets, doctors and patients are taking advantage of its regenerative properties in order to treat many skin conditions and particularly, aging of the skin.
So, what’s the PRP process?
Blood is drawn, it’s spun down to concentrate and isolate platelets and other healing factors, and then resuspended into a platelet-rich solution, which is then applied to the skin after laser and micro-needling procedures.
However, it is often also injected into the skin with or without traditional soft-tissue fillers for cosmetic and anti-ageing treatments on its own.
Here are five reasons you should give it a try:
1. IT PROVIDES TOTAL REJUVENATION
PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Because it boosts collagen, it’s also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone. It’s particularly good for people who suffer from rosacea or acne.
2. IT TREATS DELICATE AND DIFFICULT TO REACH AREAS
PRP is extremely effective for treating difficult to treat areas, such as the delicate under eye area where clients often notice signs of ageing first but where no laser can be used.
3. IT’S A NATURAL TYPE OF COSMETIC INJECTABLE
PRP uses your own natural elements without the addition of any foreign products. The treatment works by drawing a small sample of your blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge for approximately five minutes to separate the plasma from the other blood particles. The platelet rich plasma is then reinjected back into the treatment area to stimulate collagen and elastin production.
4. IT’S SAFE
Because it uses your own natural elements, PRP is very safe. It’s also not a new treatment. It’s long been recognised and used in the hospital system and in sports medicine for its effective wound healing properties since the 1970s.
5. RESULTS ARE LONG-LASTING
Results from PRP take between three to four weeks to appear but are long-lasting, typically lasting 12 to 18 months after an initial series of three treatments.