While we would all love to slow down or stop the aging clock, PRP is an effective therapy that can help do just this. It provides the skin with bioactive proteins and growth factors that stimulate skin's rejuvenation qualities; often occurring in as little as 1-3 treatments.
There are many factors that influence aging, and the skin is the most visible meter that we gauge this process. Early signs of aging include the annoying appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and a coarse, dull complexion.
We can smooth out common lines & wrinkles such as:
Crow's feet and periocular wrinkles
Vertical lip and fore head lines
Glabellar frown lines
Horizontal neck lines
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.