Benefits of PRP for Facial Rejuvenation
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a recent breakthrough that has gained tremendous momentum in the fields of esthetics.PRP involves the local application of blood components to promote healing. It is known as an autologous treatment since it uses elements of the person’s own blood. Platelets and white blood cells release small molecules that act as messengers to regulate tissue healing.
This promotes the growth of cells, the development of new vessels and the synthesis of collagen, while “waking up” undifferentiated dormant cells present in tissues to become active and specialized. In a word, PRP triggers cellular rejuvenation.
During the procedure, Blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets, which are then injected back under the patient’s facial skin.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The procedure takes about 30 minutes. Some patients may experience some mild irritation, swelling, bruising, itching, or tenderness at the injection sites. These are temporary conditions and typically resolve within two days.
RECOMMENDED SESSIONS: 1-3 injection sessions spaced from four to six weeks apart for optimal results.
POSSIBLE DOWNTIME: Mild irritation that will resolve within 48 hours.
POST TREATMENT CARE
- Avoid sun exposure for 48 hours post treatment
- Avoid exercise for 24 hours after the treatment