PRP Medical Skin Rejuvenation
PRP has long been known as an effective treatment in various surgical and medical fields. Face and neck revitalization with PRP is an application that is rapidly gaining popularity. It is not a volumetric filler, but a biological cell therapy with a patient’s own cells and a popular, relatively painless injectable treatment for the ageing face in cosmetic practices. Ageing of human skin results from a combination of a gradual decline in function over time (intrinsic ageing) and cumulative damage caused by environmental factors (extrinsic aging), which include smoking, exposure to chemicals, and notably, ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. In skin, which is continually exposed to UVB, collagen degeneration and altered deposition of elastic tissue result in the impairment of the structural integrity of the dermal layers causing the skin to wrinkle. The skin’s resilience is also reduced.
Areas of reduced volume such the temples, naso-labial folds, angles of the mouth and lips.
Areas with deep wrinkles such as the forehead, cheeks, and areas around the mouth and chin.
Wrinkles of the neck, décolleté and hands.
Loss of facial volume around temples, nose, cheeks, mouth, neck and hands. Skin scars, fine and deep wrinkles. Photo (sun) damaged skin and hyper pigmentation
WHAT TO KNOW
BEFORE YOU GO
- The benefit from the procedure starts with the quality of the PRP. The higher the concentration of PRP the better the results. Our process isolates the highest amount of PRP available on the market through a special double spin process.
- The face is expertly numbed with a special numbing cream that renders the procedure essentially painless.
- A specially designed blunt tip cannula instead of a needle is used for injection of the PRP. This virtually eliminates injection related pain and bruising.
- Blood is drawn from the individual undergoing treatment at the time of the visit.
- The sample is then placed into a special container and spun in a centrifuge that separates the blood into three layers, platelet poor plasma, PRP, and red blood cells. The red blood cells are discarded.
- PRP can then be injected into affected areas of the face, neck and hands.
- Prior to the injection the skin is numbed by a 30 minute application of a special numbing cream that renders this procedure essentially painless.
- Platelet poor plasma is then applied to the skin to provide essential oils and nutrition that are found in this blood component.
- This procedure can be combined with other procedures such as midroneedling, microderm abrasion, laser, and chemical peels.
- Prescription of these procedures is provided by Dr. Kaplan as part of a consultation and depends on complexity of the skin condition and extensiveness of skin damage.