As we age, wrinkles, fine lines, and loss of facial volume are noticeable on our faces. These aging symptoms of aging often cause quite a bit of anxiety, but there are cosmetic ways to help decrease these lines and wrinkles and give you younger and more exciting skin.
Licensed physicians specially trained in PRP do their magic in medical aesthetic clinics, and they can advise you about the treatments that are best to decrease the signs of aging. Cutting edge treatments include PRP, a therapy using your blood growth factors to diminish signs of aging, enhance hair growth, and help repair injuries.
PRP has been used to help regenerate and heal tissues for many years. PRP is rich in growth factors and can be combined with fractionating treatments like microneedling to enhance aesthetic results and collagen rebuilding.
What are platelets?
Platelets in PRP are the main ingredient for healing, cosmetic rejuvenation, hair regrowth, and many more procedures. In PRP, concentrated platelets, thrombocytes, or tiny cells make blood clots when you are wounded.
Platelets form from large cells called megakaryocytes in the bone marrow and are released into the blood to circulate. The function of platelets is the prevention and control of bleeding. For example, when the lining of a blood vessel is injured, platelets immediately attach to the injured surface and each other to form a mass that stops bleeding.
What is PRP?
Your blood contains life-giving protein growth factors, and PRP is a patented technology specifically designed to concentrate these growth factors or platelets. As a result, your PRP professional can manufacture a high concentration of biological nutrient-rich cells and create autologous platelet-rich plasma.
Clinical studies report that PRP treatment improves bone and injured soft tissue healing. In addition, since PRP is created from a patient’s blood, it is a relatively low-risk treatment that speeds up and enhances recovery.
The production of PRP is simple. First, your PRP professional takes a blood sample from your hand or arm, places the sample into a centrifuge, and spins the blood sample at high speed.
PRP used in medical aesthetics harnesses the body’s ability to heal itself and helps decrease the aging process. When used in the hands of aesthetic medical practitioners, PRP is known to reduce facial wrinkles and deep lines, plump up sagging skin, improve skin tone and texture, and diminish acne scars.
How Do you Use PRP?
One excellent aesthetic treatment is PRP used with microneedling. Microneedling or collagen induction therapy is an innovation in aesthetic medicine to help decrease acne scars’ fine lines and improve the skin’s texture, tone, and color. During microneedling with PRP, micro-injuries are made using a controlled device like a pen or roller with fine needles. These micro-injuries allow topical gels, creams, serums, and PRP to be absorbed effectively and enhance the healing effect in deep layers of skin.
When microneedling is used, the healing response is triggered, and collagen is triggered. PRP can be used topically, and the body absorbs the nutrients from the PRP at an astounding rate.
PRP has also been proven to trigger hair regrowth through a series of injections. The wide array of growth factors and proteins in PRP help regrow hair by reversing the process of androgenetic alopecia. In addition, PRP helps stop the speed of hair shedding and gives the follicles a chance to stimulate inactive hair follicles. You may need to undergo PRP treatment for hair loss for nine to 12 months for maximum benefits.
PRP is also injected into the face for rejuvenation. Once it is injected directly into lines and creases, you may see immediate results. Common areas for PRP rejuvenation injections include:
· Cheeks and smile lines
· Acne and face scars
· Tear troughs
· Frown lines.
PRP injections also have been used for years to support wound healing in trauma and joint injuries. PRP treatments or injections are noticeable after several weeks but are not permanent. Patients may require additional injections.
PRP injection can also be used for chronic tendon injuries like tennis elbow or jumpers knee, and it is helpful to accelerate healing after surgeries. In addition, studies early in PRP medicine indicated growth factors in PRP help treat osteoarthritis pain and stiffness by reducing inflammation and modulating the joint environment.
Is PRP Safe?
The devices that separate and concentrate PRP are FDA approved, but PRP itself is not FDA approved since it is not a drug but a procedure. In addition, PRP will not induce allergies since it is taken for your bloodstream.
Platelet-rich plasma for cosmetic facial procedures has promising results and is safe when injected or microneedles by licensed physicians specially trained in PRP.