Platelet Rich Plasma
When injected, PRP can help regenerate and revitalise damaged skin, smooth fine lines and improve skin texture - colour, elasticity, tone and thickness by:
- Stimulating new collagen production
- Inducing mesenchymal stem cell division and differentiation
- Stimulating the development of new blood vessels.
Platelet Rich Plasma is indicated for:
- Fine lines and superficial wrinkles
- Improving skin texture – ideal for crepey skin (it should not be injected where solar keratosis / skin cancers are present)
- Full-face or targeted rejuvenation
- Decolletage (the neck and chest is slower to improve than the face)
- Back of hands.
It is important to note that PRP does not add facial volume. It thickens the skin in the collagen layer only.
Maximum swelling occurs in the first hour, with the most dramatic swelling occurring around the eye region. Swelling generally subsides over 3 - 5 days depending on the area injected and the amount of skin laxity present.
Bruising can be expected and can be significant in the eye region also. Bruising may take 1 - 2 weeks to completely clear, depending on the initial severity. Care is always taken to minimize bruising, but it can be unavoidable.
Collagen growth is visible from 4 - 6 weeks and the skin will continue to improve up to 3 months following each treatment.
A regime of 2 - 4+ treatments, no less than 4 weeks apart is recommended. Once the desired outcome is achieved, treatments are reduced to a maintenance regime of one treatment every 6 - 12 months.