PRP Facial and Skin Regeneration
By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / For the Booster Shots blog
December 29, 2011, 12:11 p.m.
Word is that New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez flew to Germany earlier this month for a special treatment on his right knee and left shoulder — on a recommendation from the Lakers’ very own Kobe Bryant.
100 % natural PRP Facial Rejuvenation with Dermapen applicator
Rodriguez received what’s called platelet-rich plasma injections, or PRPs. Doctors will take a small amount of a patient’s blood, centrifuge it to yield a concentration of platelets and inject it back into injured tissue. The idea is to supplement the growth factors and plasma cells in a person’s blood with a concentrated dose in order to speed up healing of, say, a sore knee or a scarred Achilles’ tendon.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) skin Regeneration therapy is the latest technology, anti-aging procedure. The treatment uses the patient’s own blood and poses no risk of allergy. The PRP treatment has the effect of taking advantage of your innate natural healing power and tissue reorganization potential.
Common PRP rejuvenation treatments The most common conditions for PRP therapy include: fine wrinkles around the eyes, nasolabial grooves, wrinkles on the lips, acne marks, wrinkles on the forehead, wrinkles on the neck, bags and dark circles under the eyes and loose and saggy skin.
The components of the PRP treatment PRP Skin Regeneration Therapy uses components called platelets contained in the blood. Platelets play a role in stopping bleeding and repairing damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets contain substances called growth factors that activate and rejuvenate cells in the body. The growth factors, when released, induce the production of collagen and generation of new capillaries to rejuvenate the skin.
For separation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), the use of a specific filter and a centrifuge achieves a high platelet recovery rate of 97% or more and allows preparation of plasma containing six to ten times as many platelets as the common one.
The prp procedure steps are as following. First the blood is collected. Second a specific filter and a centrifuge are used to prepare platelet-rich plasma (PRP) containing autologous white blood cells. Last platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with autologous white blood cells is injected into the area of concern. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes from blood collection to injection.
Platelets and white blood cells exert a synergistic effect, resulting in the release of a variety of growth factors at the injection sites. This promotes the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid and wound healing, leading to improvement of symptoms such as wrinkles and irregularities from acne marks.
PRP Skin Regeneration Therapy is expected to provide great benefit for crepy skin under the eyes, which are difficult to treat with conventional rejuvenating injections and laser therapy. The therapy uses the patient’s own blood for rejuvenation and thus poses no risk of infection or allergy. It has the advantage of a longer duration of efficacy compared with injection of hyaluronic acid and collagen that are absorbed into the body. Other features such as no need for skin incision and short downtime (swelling usually resolves in two to three hours) make this therapy a safe treatment.
When will PRP effects take place?
Another feature of the therapy is that the patient will experience a natural change in the operative site and minimal discomfort because beneficial effects gradually occur after about two weeks of therapy.
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