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PRP for Skin Rejuvenation And Rhytides

Extrinsic aging of the skin is a result of damage from environmental factors such as ultraviolet (UV) radiation causing epidermal thinning, collagen degradation, and reduced skin elasticity.

Skin aging is histologically characterized by a flattened dermal– epidermal junction, dermal atrophy, and decreased fibroblasts. These changes manifest clinically as xerosis, atrophy, dyschromia, rhytides, and decreased elasticity. Bio Stimulating treatments that reverse this damage may potentially obtain more natural looking results, provide a longer duration of correction, prevent future damage, have improved safety profiles, and complement other treatment modalities. Many aesthetic procedures intend to correct aged skin by stimulating a wound healing response to repair such damage. This is often achieved either by implanting a foreign material such as with dermal fillers or by creating micro injuries to the skin in a controlled manner such as with chemical peels, lasers, light devices, microneedling, subcision, radiofrequency, and ultrasound treatments.

An ideal cosmetic treatment would stimulate a wound healing and repair mechanism without the associated risks of the injury itself.
Biostimulation with autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has the potential to reverse the damage seen in aged skin on a molecular
level by releasing growth factors designed to repair the damage without the associated risks of other treatment modalities. By using autologous blood products, there is no risk associated with foreign materials and a wound healing response can be triggered without actually causing gross injury. Additionally, PRP may be used to augment and enhance recovery from other treatments. 

PRP for Skin Rejuvenation And Rhytides

An ideal cosmetic treatment would stimulate a wound healing and repair mechanism without the associated risks of the injury itself.
Biostimulation with autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has the potential to reverse the damage seen in aged skin on a molecular
level by releasing growth factors designed to repair the damage without the associated risks of other treatment modalities. By using
autologous blood products, there is no risk associated with foreign materials and a wound healing response can be triggered without
actually causing gross injury. Additionally, PRP may be used to augment and enhance recovery from other treatments.

PRP for Skin Rejuvenation And Rhytides

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial rejuvenation is a treatment that uses your own blood to promote collagen production and trigger growth factors. The treatment can help with: 

  • Improving skin texture

  • Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Plumping hollowing areas such as tear trough grooves, cheeks, and temples

  • Smoothing acne and surgical scars

  • Increasing elastin and collagen production

The treatment involves microneedling and a plasma “serum”. The effects of the treatment typically last around 18 months, although some patients enjoy their results for a full two years. 

PRP is considered safe for most people, but it's not recommended for anyone who has one of the following medical conditions: 

  • Hepatitis C

  • HIV or AIDS

  • Any type of blood cancer

  • Cardiovascular disease, which requires taking a blood thinner

  • Skin cancer in the area to be treated

The treatment takes about an hour to complete. 

Platelet-Rich Plasma for Periocular Rejuvenation

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that can help rejuvenate the periorbital area. PRP injections can treat fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes by stimulating collagen production. The treatment can also improve the skin quality and texture of the eyelids. 

PRP injections are typically performed in three cycles, each a month apart. Results generally last six to twelve months. However, some patients may see results for up to two years. 

PRP can also be used to: 

  • Heal skin allergies, existing wounds, and burnt skin

  • Speed up the healing of other eyelid procedures, such as surgery or laser treatment

Minor side effects include redness in the treated area that might last for days.

Platelet-Rich Plasma with Microneedling for Skin Rejuvenation

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and microneedling are two treatments that can be used together to rejuvenate skin. PRP contains proteins and growth factors that stimulate collagen and elastin production. Microneedling is a popular facial treatment that can be used to treat acne scars, sun damage, and stretch marks. 

The two treatments work together to produce collagen more rapidly. Microneedling can be performed on many areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, abdomen, forearms, and hands. 

Benefits of microneedling with PRP include: 

  • Improving fine lines and deep wrinkles

  • Improving skin pigmentation

  • Softening acne scars

  • Evens out skin tone

  • Reducing the appearance of enlarged pores, acne scars, uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, and sunspots

 

Microneedling is generally well-tolerated by most people. After the procedure, patients can expect some mild tenderness and redness, which may feel similar to a sunburn. This usually resolves within 3–5 days.

Platelet-Rich Plasma with Laser for Skin Rejuvenation

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be combined with laser treatments for skin rejuvenation. PRP can increase collagen production and keratinocyte and fibroblast proliferation, which can increase dermal elasticity. PRP can be used alone or with other skin rejuvenation techniques, such as microneedling and facial therapy. 

PRP can be combined with fractional laser treatments and CO2 lasers. PRP can also be combined with Fraxel, a laser that can improve skin texture, tone, and radiance. PRP can speed up the recovery process.

PRP injections can be effective for six to nine months. However, the range of time that a PRP treatment is effective depends on several factors. 

Some of the top factors that weigh in when determining how long PRP injections last include:

  1. The condition the PRP injection is being used to treat

  2. The health of the patient in general

  3. The way the body responds to the initial PRP treatment

As with most things in medicine, each person will experience healing from treatment in their own way. The exact amount of time the PRP injections last will naturally vary from patient to patient. Additionally, overall outcomes from these treatments will vary from situation to situation.

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