Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a popular cosmetic injectable treatment. This is due to its ability to naturally rejuvenate the skin and repair the signs of ageing by using our own platelet rich blood cells.
PRP is a very safe procedure and has been used within the hospital system for decades. Here is all you need to know:
What are PRP injections?
PRP is a form of cosmetic injection whether it be for facial rejuvenation or hair rejuvenation, that uses the client’s own platelet rich plasma. The plasma portion contains stem cells and growth rich platelets (growth factor). When injected back into the skin, it accelerates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to provide skin or hair rejuvenation.
How Does it Work?
A topical anesthetic is applied to the area that is going to be treated. The provider will draw a sample of blood. The blood is placed in a centrifuge and is spun for four minutes to separate the plasma from other blood components. The platelet rich plasma is then injected into treatment area stimulating collagen and elastin production.
What are the Benefits of PRP injections?
PRP injections can improve tone and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, hair growth, and stimulate collagen and elastin for a more plump, youthful appearance.
Who is it for?
PRP is great for anyone who is beginning to notice a loss in skin elasticity and volume. This procedure is highly effective at stimulating the body’s cells to produce new, healthy looking skin. A common treatment area is the delicate area under the eyes, where clients may begin to see signs of aging first and a laser cannot be used. PRP is also beneficial at improving structural integrity and overall health of skin, particularly from sun-damage. During the initial consultation, the provider will determine if this treatment is an option for you.
Is it Safe?
Yes, PRP injections are a very safe and effective treatment. This is because your body’s natural elements are being injected without adding foreign products.
Where can PRP be injected?
Skin around the eyes
Face and cheeks
Scalp (Hair rejuvenation)