PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) therapy in cosmetology is a revolutionary method of skin rejuvenation and healing, which involves the use of a patient’s purified and platelet-rich plasma. This technology has earned the close attention of professionals and consumers due to its naturalness and effectiveness.
Autoplasma injections are remarkable for the ability to instantly “revitalize” the skin: active tissue regeneration, cell proliferation, and the production of fibrillar proteins – elastin and collagen – occur.
PRP therapy is a medical manipulation used to improve skin condition with the help of the human body’s natural resources. In Western countries, it is jokingly called “Dracula’s lifting”. Despite its relatively recent appearance in cosmetology, plasma therapy is not a radical innovation, since it has been used in traditional medicine for many years.
The essence of PRP Therapy
Plasmolifting began to be used not so long ago but it has already managed to prove itself from the best side. Here are the main therapeutic merits of the procedure:
- stimulation of the proliferative properties of cells and tissue metabolism,
- revascularization (optimization of local blood circulation),
Human blood contains platelets, which provide clotting and healing of damaged areas of the body. Blood cells secrete specific growth factors that promote the development of new healthy tissue. Intradermal plasma injection triggers fibroblasts activation – components that are responsible for the beauty and youth of the skin. Fibroblasts synthesize collagen and elastin, adhesive molecules and cytokines, and maintain the correct parallel position of protein fibers.
In 2010 Italian scientists undertook a study. They proved that PRP therapy improves skin condition at the cellular level – it smoothes, evens out texture, moisturizes, nourishes, increases turgor, and elasticity. According to the statistics, 82% of patients report an improvement in their skin tone and elimination of wrinkles, 87% report an overall improvement in the skin and 52% are completely satisfied with the effect of the procedure.
Projected Plasmolifting Results
PRP therapy helps to achieve the following results:
- General visual improvement in the skin condition;
- Increasing of natural turgor, tone, elasticity, and contractility;
- Elimination of fine expression/mesh wrinkles and deep structural folds;
- Improving complexion;
- Skin microrelief alignment;
- Dark circles and bags under the eyes elimination;
- Cicatricial changes resorption and post-acne spots lightening;
- Age spots neutralization;
- Soft atraumatic tissue tightening in gravitational ptosis (I-II degree);
- Inflammation and irritation removal.
The rejuvenating effect is achieved after a course of procedures and lasts for 1.5-2 years.
Plasma face lifting will help you to delay the surgical lifting for several years and keep your skin healthy.
How Is Plasma Treatment Performed?
PRP therapy is minimally invasive and atraumatic. After the procedure, you can return home and do your usual activities.
Plasmolifting of the face is carried out according to the following protocol:
- Taking the patient’s venous blood;
- Placing biological raw materials in a special centrifuge that separates plasma and platelets from other blood components;
- Implementation of a series of injections with plasma injection into problem areas of the face.
If necessary, a local application of anesthesia can be used to minimize the discomfort.
Due to the fact that the injections themselves create microtraumas on the skin, a double stimulating effect is provided, contributing to rapid rejuvenation.
Plasmolifting is used not only for the face, but also for the neck, décolleté, and hands. The technique is often used to activate scalp hair growth and treat alopecia (diffuse or focal).
How Safe Is PRP therapy In Cosmetology?
The safety of the procedure is not questioned, since there is no risk of an allergic reaction to the injected material. You are the donor of the “drug” for rejuvenation, restoration, and improvement of the quality characteristics of your skin.
PRP therapy does not give a “tight mask” effect, although it provides visible tightening of the skin and soft tissues. This is especially important for treating the delicate and vulnerable areas around the eyes.
How Many Plasma Lifting Procedures Should You Go Through?
Usually, the effect of plasma lifting is visible from the first session. It has a cumulative effect and increases in the next 2-3 weeks.
The treatment program is compiled on an individual basis, depending on the personal characteristics and needs of each patient. Experts recommend taking a course of six procedures with a monthly interval. Combination therapy helps accelerate the rate of rejuvenation – for example, plasma lifting combined with fractional resurfacing or chemical peeling.
Try the unique PRP therapy procedure and see its effectiveness by your own example!