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PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Jul 24, 2020 16:11  |  Readed 404
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PRP Therapy (Platelet Rich Plasma)

What is PRP Therapy?

PRP Therapy: Platelet-rich plasma is a concentration of your own platelets that will be injected into the skin to accelerate the rejuvenating and repairing of your skin. This therapy is highly safe with no side effect, resistance, and infection. PRP injection is prepared by taking your own blood and running it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets containing growth factors. These activated platelets are then injected into the face, particularly the areas with wrinkles, cheek grooves, and acne scars. It also helps rejuvenate facial skin by stimulating collagen production, allowing for the elimination of lines, folds, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and dark under-eye circles. The results from PRP therapy are natural looking and subtle.

Preparation before PRP Therapy

  • rest at least 8 hours

  • drink plenty of water, approximately 2 liters

  • do not drink alcohol for at least 3 days
     

PRP Therapy Procedure

  1. draw blood from the upper arm

  2. spun the blood in a centrifuge machine

  3. separate and extract rich platelets

  4. inject rich platelets (PRP) into the face or other targeted areas, e.g. scalp
     

What skin problems is the PRP Therapy suitable for?
 

  • Wrinkles, folds

  • Dry skin

  • Acne scars

  • Uneven skin tone or dull skin, dark under-eye circles

  • Coarse skin texture, large pores

  • Crepey skin in neck, forehead, and eye areas
     

Results from PRP Therapy

  • Stimulate collagen and elastin production

  • Rejuvenate damaged skin cells

  • Diminish wrinkles and tighten skin

  • Reduce uneven skin tone, dark and red spots, melasma, freckles

  • Improve acne pores, smoothen face skin

  • Help face looks radiant and youthful
     

Growth Factors in PRP

  • Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF)

  • Transforming growth factor -beta (TGF-b)

  • Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)

  • Epidermal growth factor (EGF)

  • Fibroblast growth factor -2 (FGF-2)

  • Insulin-like growth factor (IGF)
     

Benefits of PRP Therapy
PRP therapy helps stimulate the rejuvenation of skin, making it looks radiant. It also aids in growing collagen, regenerating tissue, and making skin smooth, tight, and youthful.

  • Repair deteriorated skin cells

  • Boost skin health

  • Smoothen wrinkles and improve skin textures

  • Enhance new skin cells and help remove acne pores

  • Spur the production of collagen and elastin, making skin firm

  • Restore skin radiance

  • Rejuvenate face skin
     

Recovery after PRP Therapy
After the PRP treatment, you can expect a bit of swelling, which normally will disappear shortly.


Aftercare Instructions for PRP Therapy

  • Avoid washing face for 6 hours after the treatment

  • Avoid excessive sun exposure for approximately 3 days

  • Avoid applying sunscreen containing AHA

  • Avoid applying makeup for 1 day

  • Avoid drinking alcohol

  • If swelling, you may take analgesic drug (Paracetamol)

  • Avoid face massage, scrub, or exposure to heat, e.g. sauna
     

Side Effects of PRP Therapy
PRP treatment is highly safe because it uses the cells from your own blood. Therefore, it has no risk of allergic reaction. Moreover, the treatment is not painful and does not take long.


Who should avoid PRP Therapy?

  • Patients with skin cancer (including those having history of Basal Cell Carcinoma, Melanoma, etc.)

  • Patients who have experienced Chemotherapy

  • Patients who have blood-related disorders

  • Patients with Hepatic disease

  • Patients with severe infection

  • Patients with Autoimmune diseases

  • Patients with Hemophilia

  • Those who take vitamin E regularly

  • Those who take Anticoagulants, Aspirin, Antiplatelet drugs, etc.

  • Pregnant and lactating women

  • Those who have platelets less than 105,000 per cubic meters

FAQ

Q: Is the PRP Therapy safe?
A: PRP Therapy is reasonably safe because it uses patient’s own blood, which reduces the risk of allergic reaction.


Q: Who is the PRP Therapy suitable for?
A: Actually, PRP Therapy can be performed for most people who would like to treat coarse skin texture, wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, etc. PRP Therapy will help improve and repair skin cells.


Q: Can PRP Therapy be done in conjunction with other treatments?
A: PRP Therapy can be performed in conjunction with other treatments, which will help increase the efficacy of skincare. However, patients should consult physician first if they would like to receive PRP Therapy together with other skin treatments.


Q: Which parts can PRP Therapy be applied?
A: PRP can be injected throughout the face, particularly the areas with skin problems, e.g. wrinkles, cheek grooves, forehead, or acne pores. The treatment enhances tissue regeneration and new skin cells, as well as collagen and elastin production, resulting in radiant and youthful skin.


Q: What to do after PRP Therapy?
A: Avoid washing face for 6 hours after the treatment. Avoid excessive sun exposure, or heat, sauna, etc. Do not apply nourishment creams containing AHA or whitening creams. Avoid applying makeup for at least 1 day after PRP injection.



 

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