» PRP Therapy
PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Therapy uses the healing
power of platelet and plasma (components of blood) to rejuvenate the skin.
Platelets are one of the type of cells found in the blood. They are rich in
growth factors and play an important role in clot formation at areas of
injury, therefore stopping bleeding. Plasma is the liquid part of the blood.
As we age, there is loss of fat from the subcutaneous tissue below the
skin. This, along with damage by sun and pollution, causes the skin to
become dull with lines and wrinkles, making us look old and tired. PRP
therapy, using the unique growth factors found in our blood, helps to
restore the texture, tone and natural glow of the skin. This is a simple
procedure and can be done in about one to two hours. Local anaesthetic cream
is applied to the face (or area to be treated) and kept for about 1 hour to
numb the skin. In the meanwhile, 10-20 mls of blood is withdrawn from one of
the big veins in the hand and is centrifuged to separate the platelets and
plasma from the red blood and other cells.This fluid containing the platelet
and plasma is injected just under the skin using a very fine needle.
This stimulates the release of
platelet derived growth factors and cytokines, which provokes a healing
process and stimulates the formation of collagen. The collagen provides
support to the skin, improving the fine lines and wrinkles. The improved
blood circulation stimulated by the healing process, enhances the tone and
texture of the skin, giving it a healthy and youthful glow.
PRP therapy can be de done more than once and this is recommended to give
the best results. After the procedure, there may be minimal bruising on the
skin. It is important to keep the skin protected from the sun for a few days
to allow good healing. Using a factor 50 sunblock cream would be useful.