PRP heals scars by breaking down the fibrous tissue, smoothing out the scar so that proper folding of collagen can occur.
Scaring of any kind can be troublesome for most people both aesthetically and functionally. This is especially true when scars are on highly visible areas such as the face, abdomen, breasts, or thighs.
PRP is a safe and effective way to treat scar tissue of many kinds. The needling technique breaks up the scar tissue while the platelet-rich-plasma stimulates the immune system to promote healing and regeneration of collagen and elastin in the skin. PRP is a great add on therapy with laser treatments.
It is common to see positive changes after one session but three is recommended spaced four weeks apart.
PRP is collected from your body's own platelets. This concentration of growth factors is then injected into your skin stimulating stem cells to promote regeneration for anti-aging, rejuvenating your skin cells.
When activated, platelets release growth factors that speed up tissue healing activating skin cells to restore a fresh glow. PRP is collected from your blood eliminating any risk of rejection, allergic reactions, and infection.
The sensation will be different for each person however you may feel a slight pinch when the injection is administered. We use topical anaesthetics to reduce this sensation so please let your physician know if you have ever had a reaction to local anaesthetics.
There are many conditions that can benefit from PRP, the main focus is on fine lines/wrinkles, stretch marks, scars and acne scars, hair loss, including male patterned baldness & alopecia.
A sample of your blood is taken, spun to concentrate the platelets, then used for the injections. We use a solution to prevent coagulation of the blood cells and a mineral to help activate the platelets.
Each area and condition has a different timeline however the average is 1 treatment every 3-4 months for 3-4 treatments. After this time, your clinician will go over a maintenance plan with you.
Results depend on a multitude of factors including age, sun exposure, history of smoking, area being treated body type, diet, and lifestyle. The treatment is working on the deeper skin layers so results really show 4-6 weeks after initiating a treatment plan. For certain conditions, patients see results as soon as the first treatment.