Platelet-rich plasma therapy, or PRP therapy, is a skin rejuvenation technique that employs the use of the client’s own blood. Blood contains platelets. These platelets not only aid in clotting when bleeding occurs, but they also help to stimulate new tissue production because of the proteins and other growth factors they contain.
When skillfully injected into target areas of the skin, PRP helps to accelerate the replacement of epidermal tissue. This tissue is formed in the lower dermal layers, but as it is created, the tissue eventually moves up to replace dead or damaged skin cells in the outermost layers. The result is smoother skin with fewer wrinkles and discolored regions.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
1) Naturally-Induced Rejuvenation
There are no pharmaceutical chemicals, strong acids or plumping agents used in PRP therapy.
2) A Simple Outpatient Procedure
After PRP therapy, the client can resume normal activities at once.
3) Increased Collagen Production
As we age and mature, our bodies produce less collagen, which is what makes our skin become brittle, thinner and subject to wrinkling. If new skin growth is created quickly, it contains more collagen, the result being more youthful-looking skin. This is a huge advantage PRP therapy has over most other skin rejuvenation treatments.
4) Long-Lasting Results
Many people report satisfactory results lasting for more than one year after just two or three treatment sessions. If you choose multiple treatments, your results will last even longer.
5) No Risk of Contamination
PRP therapy uses nothing more than your own blood, meaning that there is no risk of platelet or plasma rejection.