Natural ageing of the skin means that skin texture and appearance deteriorate over time. A new approach appealing to patients seeking a more natural method of facial rejuvenation is regeneration with your own cells, more specifically, autologous platelet-rich plasma or PRP. Platelet-rich Plasma treatment is being used successfully to rejuvenate and slow down the ageing process.
PRP rejuvenation treatment is suitable for those patients with tired dry skin, uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and general signs of ageing skin. PRP treatment uses your blood’s own healing properties to promote an overall improvement in the tone and texture of your skin.
What Does RegenLab PRP treat?
- Tired and dry skin
- Laxity of skin
- Uneven pigmentation
- Signs of skin ageing
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Overall texture and tone improvement
- Certain types of alopecia or general hair thinning
- People who may experience risk of allergic reactions from other treatments
- People looking for a natural treatment using the body’s own healing process
How Does PRP Work?
Platelet Rich Plasma is an autologous treatment, meaning that it is only your own platelets being injected back into your skin. The platelets stimulate the release of growth factors which assist in collagen regeneration. Increasing the collagen in your skin means that over time following your course of treatment, your skin will appear rejuvenated, younger and fresher.
What does the PRP procedure involve?
Topical anaesthetic cream is applied to your face about 20 – 30 minutes prior to the procedure to relieve the discomfort of the injections.
A small amount of blood is collected by venepuncture from your arm, into a special tube. (The same as a blood test)
The tube of blood is placed into a centrifuge that separates the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) from the red blood cells.
The PRP is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into the skin.
What to expect following the PRP procedure?
The injections can cause minor bruising and swelling however, this can be alleviated with some ice packs for a short time. Some patients wish to touch up the treated areas with a little make up before returning to work or normal activities.
How many PRP treatments are required?
This may vary depending on your skin condition and concerns. 3 PRP treatments about 4 weeks apart is the recommended course. The results can then be maintained with top-up treatments every 12 months.
Is PRP treatment safe?
Because the procedure uses your own blood, the risk of immunological reactions or contamination with transmissible diseases is eliminated. Platelet Rich Plasma is also suitable for those who may experience a risk of allergic reactions from other treatments.
The results will vary from one individual to the other. Typically, the first results are visible about 2 weeks after PRP treatment, however, it may take up to 4 months as the regeneration process takes place. Over this time your skin will become rejuvenated and refreshed.
Combining Platelet Rich Plasma treatment with other non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as Clear + Brilliant Lasering, Botulinum toxin wrinkle reduction injections, and an appropriate skin care regime, will enhance the results of this treatment.
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