What is platelet rich plasma (PRP)?
Platelet rich plasma(PRP) is a concentrate of your own blood that contains high numbers of platelets. It can be placed or injected into a certain area to exploit the platelets function and therefore enhance wound healing and to help rejuvenate skin.
What are benefits of PRP?
PRP is a total rejuvenation to treated areas. On face it stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Because it boosts collagen, it’s also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone. It’s particularly good for people who suffer from rosacea or acne.
Who can have PRP rejuvenation?
While PRP is considered safe for most people, it’s not recommended for anyone who has one of the following medical conditions:
- Hepatitis C
- HIV or AIDS
- Any type of blood cancer
- Cardiovascular disease, which requires taking a blood thinner
- Skin cancer in the area to be treated
How long does it take to see results?
The full effects appear within a few weeks to months.
How long does PRP benefit last?
The new cell growth in your skin generated by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes. Results can last as long as 18 months.