PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. It’s the concentration of our body’s own platelets in a small amount of blood plasma. The platelets in our blood have multiple functions, one of them being wound healing. Whenever any of our tissues are damaged, platelets get recruited to the damaged area to stop bleeding and promote wound healing by releasing what’s called “growth factors”.
In PRP we’re utilising these growth factors in areas not damaged by trauma, but due to the ageing process. Unfortunately, our own body does not actively combat the signs of ageing the same way it handles wound healing described above, but with PRP we can trick it in to doing so. A tube of blood is drawn from the patient, from which platelets are concentrated and subsequently injected in the target area using a series of superficial injections. This could either be the skin, the hair follicles or in certain occasions deeper into the tissues in combination with an injectable filler.
PRP can be used for:
- Skin rejuvenation
- Hair rejuvenation
- Softening hyperpigmentation and blemishes
- Acne and Psoriasis
To maximise the quality and the duration of the results, the treatment starts with 3 sessions one month apart. After this, patients can choose to have their treatments either every 6 months or every 12 months.