PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy is a non-surgical procedure that uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth. It is a treatment used for facial and skin rejuvenation and is known as the ‘Vampire Facial’. The procedure involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient, processing it in a centrifuge to extract the plasma and platelets, and then re-injecting the PRP into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cell growth.
PRP therapy works by utilising the growth factors found in your own blood to stimulate new cell growth, specifically platelet-rich plasma. When the PRP is injected into the skin, it triggers a wound healing response, which stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells. This helps to improve skin texture and tone, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
The benefits of PRP therapy include improved skin texture and tone, reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and increased collagen production. The treatment is non-invasive and due to the use the patient's own blood, and is considered safe with minimal side effects.
The process for PRP therapy involves drawing a small amount of blood from the patient, processing it in a centrifuge to extract the PRP, and then re-injecting the PRP into the skin using a fine needle. The procedure is typically performed in a medical office and takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete.
It typically takes about 8 weeks to see significant improvement in skin texture and tone after PRP therapy. The collagen regeneration process continues for approximately 3 months after the initial injection, improving results over time.
The side effects of PRP therapy are minimal and typically include swelling, bruising, and redness around the injection site, which typically subside within 24-48 hours. Some patients may also experience mild discomfort or itching at the injection site.
Good candidates for PRP therapy include anyone who wants to improve their skin texture and tone, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and increase collagen production. It is an ideal treatment for those who are worried about injecting foreign substances into their body and prefer a natural treatment option.