PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) is a blood component that contains natural growth factors which help the skin repair itself and stimulate soft-tissue rejuvenation. Once separated from the red blood cells, your own platelet-rich plasma and its remarkable healing powers can be utilized for cosmetic enhancement, ultimately encouraging new growth of collagen and elastin to create smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy has been used to treat musculoskeletal injuries for many years. It has since been discovered that the healing abilities of PRP could also be harnessed for aesthetic facial rejuvenation. While PRP therapy can be effective on its own, the treatment can also be combined with microneedling or dermal fillers for more significant enhancement. Microneedling with PRP can also be utilized as a minimally-invasive hair restoration procedure.
Most PRP therapy requires three treatment 4-6 weeks apart. PRP therapy typically consists of three treatments.
30-60ml of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm.
Separate the platelets
The blood is then placed in a centrifuge a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluid of different densities.
Extract platelet-rich plasma
Extract 3-6ml of platelet-rich plasma.
The face is one of the first areas of the body to show signs of age. As we grow older, our skin and facial tissues can become damaged and compromised. This damage not only creates fine lines and wrinkles, but also can cause skin laxity around the eyes, mouth, and cheeks due to a loss of facial volume. Though more aggressive procedures for facial rejuvenation, such as a facelift or brow lift, are often quite effective in reviving a more youthful aesthetic, not all of our patients require surgery to obtain their desired results. For these individuals, Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy may be an ideal option.
PRP is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its own plasma. A small amount of blood is drawn and the red cells are isolated from the Platelet Rich Plasma. Since the autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is processed from the patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection.
Using your body’s own blood to reinvigorate the cells of your facial tissues, the PRP treatments can provide benefits such as:
PRP therapy for hair loss is a three-step medical treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and maintain it by increasing blood supply to the hair follicle and increasing the thickness of the hair shaft. Sometimes this approach is combined with other hair loss procedures or medications.
PPC injection (Phosphatidylcholine, deoxycholic acid & benzylalcohol) is injected into the subcutaneous fatty tissue with very thin needles. This weakens the cell membrane of the fat cells leading to rupture & release of certain enzymes. Which further breaks down the fat into fatty acids which are carried by the blood to the liver & finally discarded by the body.
A total of 6-12 sessions at 3-4 weekly interval is generally required for a satisfactory results. Results can be seen after 4-6 weeks.
External compression is helpful. No downtime is required for any area except may need to avoid social engagements for about a week in case there is swelling & mild bruising.
Should not be done: below 18years of age, Pregnancy & breast feeding, Patient receiving anticoagulant treatment, Any serious illness or an active infection or breast reduction, allergic to soy products(the injected agent contains two fatty acids extracted from the soya plant) uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
Localized burning sensation while injecting,Pain, tenderness, late onset of hives , bruising and swelling.
Injection lipolysis is a medical procedure & should be performed by a trained healthcare specialist. The use of these injections has been banned in Brazil & many other countries mainly due to its misuse by self treatment or by nonmedical , untrained practitioners leading to serious consequences.