Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

PRP injection treatments contain healing growth components from your own blood that increase your body’s natural ability to repair itself 
(Lee ZH, Sinno S, Poudrier G, Motosko CC, Chiodo M, Saia W, Gothard D, Thomson JE, Hazen A. Platelet rich plasma for photodamaged skin: A pilot study. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2018 May 31).

Platelet injection treatments are effective because they have a stimulating effect on the stem cells within the targeted area, making those stem cells work harder to heal damaged tissues. Our Advanced Platelet Procedures are purer and concentrated than those created by the automated machines used at most regenerative medicine clinics. Platelet procedures are commonly used for soft tissue rejuvenation.

How is PRP procedure been done? PRP is performed in our clinic: blood is drawn from a vein in the arm; a separation procedure extracts and concentrates the desired body substances (ACP Autologous Conditioned Plasma); these substances are injected into the affected region. The treatment is generally administered at 3-5 weekly intervals and carries low risk since it's an autologous treatment. It's a source of platelets derived growth factors (PDGF) and vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) with amazing results at stretching and skin hydration/collagen and fibronoblast stimulation/baldness treatment/angiogenesis and vascular permeability.

How does it work? The healing of injured or inflamed tissue involves a complex and precisely regulated series of natural processes within the body. Thrombocytes (platelets) play an important role in this process. At the site of aging tissue, there is a release of growth factors that initiate the restoration of affected tissue. PRP therapy is based on our understanding of these complex processes. With its high concentration of growth factors PRP injections support the body’s self-healing processes.

Are there any contraindications? There are very few contraindications to PRP treatment. As the patient’s own blood is used to prepare PRP, the risk of disease transmissions, allergic reactions, toxicity or rejection is avoided. Other contraindications include patients:

Taking Warfarin; Who have haemotological disorders or concurrent infections; Who are being treated with Roaccutane; Who have immunosuppression; Undergoing chemotherapy; Suffer from poorly controlled chronic medical conditions; Are pregnant or breast-feeding.

What is the pain level (1-10)? 1 (Easily tolerated).

What should I be concerned about? The biggest risk associated with PRP may be dissatisfaction with the cosmetic results. There is no risk of allergic reaction because PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood. Other injection site risks may include mild irritation, swelling, bruising, itching, and discoloration. These side-effects tend to be temporary and are similar to those seen with other soft tissue fillers and injectables.

What else do I need to know? Although there may be some temporary plumping and filling initially, it is categorically not a face lift. It cannot sculpt or lift the lower face, neck and jaw line like a well-performed face/neck lift does.

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