PRP (Platelete rich plasma)
PRP treatment is known worldwide and is used for many purposes which include hair, facial and body related issues. PRP stands for Platele-rich plasma. It gives a enhances healing of tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints.
This treatment is comprised of three stages
- Taking a small sample of your blood.
- Placing your blood in centrifuge to isolate red blood cells and platelets rich plasma
- This platelet rich plasma of your own blood is used for your treatment.
Your own plasma is injected into your skin through micro needling during a short procedure.
Once plasma enters your skin it begins working immediately and starts tightening, rejuvenating of skin and smoothes the look overall. The chemical components stimulate the collagen growth with the help of PRP.
The result of PRP varies from person to person and skin to skin. Many people get desired result from the first session while others may have to go through a series of procedures. The frequent the procedures the long lasting the results will be that is about three to six months.
The key advantages of PRP and reason of its popularity is the ease of treatment and satisfying results in no time. It is the fastest, most efficient and advanced treatment with most rewarding outcome.
It makes you look healthier, younger and ravishing.
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Many of us think what is it like to have a treatment of PRP and how it goes about for your ease the procedure is explained step by step:
- A small sample of your blood will be taken by a medically trained team member. It will be taken to next step where the red blood cells will be separated from platelets since the red cells have no use in this treatment, only protein rich plasma will be required to be taken out so that it may activate the collagen production after being injected into your skin.
- . Skin numbness cream will be applied a few minutes prior to the treatment.
- Hyaluronic acid and /or phyto-boost will be used to ensure the hydration of the skin and pigmentation free skin.
- The plasma will be spread all over the face before the actual process.
- The plasma will be infused on you forehead, cheeks and other parts of your face with the help of micro-needling process.
- Collagen growth is stimulated with micro-needling process by itself and alongside the infusion will give a double effect for boosting the collagen stimulation.
- After the procedure a superficial pain may be noticed and minor bruising.
- Alongside this treatment if troublesome area need extra treatment then team may decide to use filler or botox where required.
It takes a little while for the results to be visible on your skin especially if it’s the first facial. But mostly a generalized tightening of the skin is experienced within few days, fullness to the entire area and radiance, a healthier look is what becomes visible.
Results last several months which is a basic reason behind choosing PRP and prioritizing it over other treatments. It is taken a few times per year so that results may be maintained and an aid may be provided for anti-aging. It is recommended to have 4-6 treatments at a two-week intervals initially which heals the scarring, skin damage and problem areas.
This treatment has many benefits, it does not only help in creating new elastin and collagen but also help in vanishing wrinkles, acne scars, lines and other types of scars. It also provides a better skin texture and tone.
The entire procedure is performed with minimal pain and within short period of time with the help of micro-needling device. The skin is stamped with very tiny needles. The uniqueness of this treatment lies in this technique which helps the body’s natural processes to start working. Collagen and elastin is produced as a result and the skins responds to PRP and increases the production of collagen and elastin.
Myth: PRP is painful
Fact: Not pain significantly the feeling of slight discomfort are reported for a minimal time span.
Myth: Extraordinary expensive
Fact: Depending upon the desired number of treatments. A single facial is astonishingly within your means. A first treatment can range from Rs.___________ to just under Rs. _____________.
Myth: PRP facial are a type of surgery.
Fact: No part of your body is sliced open hence it is not a surgey.
Myth: Risk of infection
Fact: Using your own blood plasma eradicates the chances of infection.
Myth: PRP offers instant results and is better than face lift surgery.
Fact: Since its not a surgery it takes some time for the results to be fully visible.
Q. How long does it take to see the results?
A. It takes a few weeks to months for full effects to appear.
How many PRP injections do I need?
A. In most patients 3 or more treatments are required that means 3 or more visits and sessions of blood drawn and plasma infusion might be required. To get more instant results a filler may be injected along with PRP.
Who can have PRP rejuvenation?
A. PRP being safe for most candidates may not be recommended for anyone who has Hepatitis C, HIV or AIDS, any type of blood cancer, Cardiovascular diseases (where blood thinners are used), skin cancer in the area to be treated. Since these conditions affect platelets and expected results may not be delivered.
How long do results lasts?
A. In many cases results may last up to 18 months.
How much does it cost?
A. Medical insurance does not cover the person’s appearance treatments. Im Pakistan it is estimated that the cost of each session can range from Rs. ___________ to Rs. _______________ per treatment.
Q. Is PRP right for me?
A. The unpredictability of results is still present hence people still have doubts of getting younger-looking skin. A dermatologist or PRP expert performs more cosmetic procedures compare to other medical doctors. They are equipped with comprehensive training required to assess your skin and analyze what proven treatments may be most effective for you.
Q. What should I avoid after PRP?
A. Important instructions to follow includes:
Avoid applying ice or heating to the treated area for the first 72 hours after procedure.
Taking bath or going to sauna is also not recommended for the first few days.
Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
Exposing treated areas to the sun is also forbidden.
Q. Is PRP painful?
A. A little discomfort is felt since swelling is caused in the area of treatment. The swelling is essential for blood cells to start helping the healing process for long term.
Q. Can I do PRP at home?
A. It needs expertise and proper medical training for the procedures of PRP to be conducted therefore it should never be carried at home unless you are a dermatologist or a medically trained professional.
Q. Are PRP injections worth it?
A. Some researchers are of the opinion that it works no better than a placebo treatment. While some studies show that PRP works not all patients get desired results.
Q.What are the side effects of PRP?
A. Mostly PRP has no side effects but in rare cases following may be expected:
Discomfort or soreness in the affected area.
Q. Can I buy PRP?
A. Only dermatologists, doctors, dentists, clinical research centers and hospitals can purchase PRP Kits and devices.
Q. Is PRP better than fillers?
A.PRP is safer alternative of dermal fillers and results are even better.
Q. Are all PRP the same?
A. All PRP injections are not the same.