Platelets play a role in stopping bleeding and in repairing damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets also contain substances called “growth factors” that activate and rejuvenate cells in our body. PRP uses the patient’s natural biology to address skin defects and volume loss, triggering production of new cells and collagen formation.
How long does the procedure take, and how is it performed?
PRP takes about 20-minutes to prepare. After 20- 25mls of blood is drawn from the patient, it is spun down in a centrifuge for 10-15 minutes at a pre-calculated speed to retrieve the most viable fibrin and platelets. After centrifugation, the platelet and fibrin component of the blood (the top layer) is extracted and re-injected into the area of concern.
PRP Mesotherapy Facial
PRP is injected into the skin in small boluses. The treatment may promote natural tissue regeneration and increase collagen production, improving the quality of the skin, smoothing fine line and wrinkles, and helping to restore luminosity.
Results from PlasmaLift Treatment may include:
- Restores luminosity, vitality and hydration to skin
- Increase in the thickness of the dermis and epidermis
- Increases the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid
- Accelerates the regeneration of the top layers of the skin
- Preserves and restores radiance of the skin
- Fills fine lines and softens wrinkles
What type of results can generally be expected?
The results in the injected area may be seen over the course of several weeks following the treatment. Once the full treatment results are achieved the aging process starts again and how long the results last depend on life-style, stress, genetics, hormone levels and diet.
What is the post treatment downtime?
Post treatment downtime may include: redness, swelling and possible bruising. Redness and swelling typically subside within 24 hours but for some people may last several days or longer. Flakiness and or dryness are also common day 3-7. Bruising may occur and is more common with Mesotherapy. The length of time it takes for bruising to heal is variable between individuals. Downtime may vary.
For what types of patients is this procedure most and least suitable?
Any patient who wishes to reduce volume loss, fine lines, and textural changes of the skin is suitable for this procedure. It also appeals to the patient who is looking for a natural approach to volumizing the face and treating or reducing fine lines. It has been found that our skin begins to age from about 18 years old and fine lines and wrinkles occur in our 20’s. Clients who want a youthful glow and to reverse aging of the skin can begin to utilize PRP when they start to notice those changes for prevention.
How long are the improvements maintained? If necessary, can the procedure be repeated, and if so, with what anticipated outcome?
PRP can be repeated, and optimal results may be seen with a total of 2-3 treatments given 4-6 weeks apart.
*Results may vary*