PRP for Facial Rejuvenation
Since Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentrated serum of platelets produced from oneâ€™s own blood it has no known toxicity or allergenic potential thus making it one of safest cosmetic treatments available for facial rejuvenation. The power of PRP lies within the high concentration of platelets as well as growth factors released from those platelet once PRP is activated and administered. The growth factors exert a number beneficial effects in facial rejuvenation. They stimulate blood vessel formation which given the skin a youthful glow. Furthermore, they stimulate fibroblasts to produce collagen which in turn reverses age-related volume loss. The result is natural enhancement of skin texture and tone.
There are several ways to administer PRP for facial rejuvenation:
- The activated PRP called platelet rich fibrin matrix (PRFM) can be injected just under the skin similar to dermal fillers to produce volume and stimulate collagen production over time. While this does not produce the same volumizing effects of dermal fillers it is a natural way to stimulate oneâ€™s own dermal tissue to generate collage over several weeks to months. The results are a more tapered enhancement of wrinkles and skin tone.
- PRP can be applied directly onto the facial skin after it has been treated by micro-needling. Micro-needling utilizes an automated device that creates numerous â€œmicro woundsâ€ through the skin surface thereby stimulating skin tissueâ€™s intrinsic wound healing cascade that in the process stimulates collagen production. Administering PRP after skin has been treated in such way allows the growth factors to penetrate more readily through the skin to their zone of action called the dermis. Here they stimulate their beneficial effects including enhancement in skin tone and texture and improvement of wrinkles and acne scars.
PRP with Microneedling
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