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Mill Plain Medical Aesthetics
PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has been utilized in aesthetic medicine to rejuvenate and slow down the aging process. Recently, PRP has been pioneered for facial rejuvenation in select patients with chronological aging and solar damage. Regeneration or anti-aging by biological stimulation of resident stem cells by growth factors.
A leading edge procedure harnessing the healing power of your body’s growth factors and platelets. This stimulates stem cell responses whereby, you grow more new collagen and blood vessels, in order to repair, regenerate and renew damaged skin and reverse signs of aging. Your body thereby heals itself, promoting macrophages and fibroblasts to enhance epithelialization and healing. There is no risk of an allergic reaction as the PRP is specific to each individual. Eight (8) essential growth factors and signaling proteins are released after your blood products are separated by centrifugation.
Science supports the use of PRP for the augmentation and regeneration of hard and soft tissues. PRP is the source of concentrated platelet content present in blood. Apart from assisting blood clotting, platelets also release growth factors that assist the human body to repair itself by stimulating cells to regenerate new tissue. Today, platelet rich plasma can easily be separated from blood, through a process of centrifugation.
Using your enriched plasma permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently. Because your plasma (autologous) is used, there is no danger of disease transmission, anaphylaxis or neoplasia.
Case studies have demonstrated consistent rejuvenation of facial aging, including wrinkling in persons with modest grades of photo- or chronological aging. Patient selection is important and skin diseases have to be excluded. Improvement of skin texture and tone can be expected, these features are noticeable within 3 weeks, and the process can be enhanced by addition of appropriate Cosmeceuticals. Benefits include non-allergenic properties and ease of administration.
What is the process?
Preparation is simple and quick, and completed on premises in the appointment time. Prior to treatment a simple blood sample of 10 – 20 mls is extracted from the patient. This blood is immediately placed in the centrifuge for 5 – 8 minutes. When centrifugation is complete your plasma will be separated from your red blood cells. The rich platelets are extracted from the base of the plasma gel. The platelets are injected into the deep dermis or fat layer of the skin. Platelets gradually increase collagen which can increase skin thickness and overall health of the skin.
What Are The Growth Factors And Their Common Effects?
Are results immediate?
No. Immediate swelling and wound healing are obvious at first sight. However, collagen rejuvenation can take from 6 weeks depending on the condition of your skin and lifestyle.
More than one treatment will be necessary if the skin is mature.
How long do results last?
As we are regenerating collagen lasting results will depend on the care and maintenance of your skin. However, 2-3 treatments will help results last up to 18months.
PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma