What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is blood plasma that contains a high concentration of your platelets. Platelets contain growth factors and are a specialized cell involved in injury healing and cell regeneration. A normal concentration of platelets in your blood is 200,000 per micro litre, whereas the platelet count in PRP has 1.6 to 8 times the level in your blood. PRP facial is often combined with micro needling for optimal results. Skin needling induces mechanical injury to the collagen using fine needles to induce new collagen formation. The photos of Kim Kardashian receiving PRP therapy with micro needling have become so famous that the Vampire Facelift is now also commonly called the “Kim Kardashian facial”.
PRP facial cost
PRP skin treatment cost can vary depending on the simple therapy or combination therapy with micro needling ,complexity, number of injections needed and the span of the affected region which will determine in consultation.
PRP has a long history of being used in orthopedic medicine, dentistry,and reconstructive surgery, and now its benefits are being applied to other fields of medicine such as dermatology, skin wound healing, and cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Scientific studies dating back 30 years have documented that PRP grows new collagen when injected into the skin, and newer studies show that prp facial can soften sun damage and aging skin issues. Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and thus acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. In this way, PRP softens wrinkles and creating smoother skin texture and tone.
Benefits of prp facial
- Safe with minimal recovery
- 100% natural, non-synthetic treatment
- Effective & lasting
- Promotes growth and repair by utilizing your own blood cells
- Suitable for all skin types
- Treats a magnitude of skin concerns in one treatment
Combining PRP With Micro needling
A study in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery compared the results of two different combination treatments. The first combination paired PRP with a treatment called Micro needling, which is collagen induction therapy. This combination was compared to Micro needling paired with Vitamin C. The treatments were conducted on patients with acne scars.
Thirty patients ages 18 to 34 participated in the 2013 study, and received four treatments each, with an interval of four weeks between each treatment. The right side of each patient’s face was treated with the PRP combo and the left side with the Vitamin C combination. To be included in the study, the scarring from acne had to be rated with a Grade II, III or IV on the Goodman and Baron scale. Digital photos of both sides of each patient’s face were taken before the treatments began and after they were concluded using the same positions, lighting and background.
The acne scars were again graded using the Goodman and Baron scale after treatments. Both patients and doctors rated the improvement and change of grade of the acne scars. All the results were entered into Microsoft Excel database and analyzed using standard statistical methods. Of the 30 patients, the scars of 23 were reduced by one or two grades with the PRP combination.Most clients will require a course of 3 Platelet Rich Plasma treatments depending on area and condition being treatment. Treatments normally occur at 6-8 week intervals.
Women who have had the Platelet-Rich Plasma Facelift treatment find their faces look even better several months after they have had the treatments. That’s because the plasma stimulates their skin’s stem cells to produce more collagen, grow new cells and literally rejuvenate their skin. The new cell growth in your skin generated by the Platelet Rich Plasma takes weeks to months, which is why it looks so much better after more time passes. Botox and other filler treatments break down with time, but the Platelet Rich Plasma lasts and looks better as long as 18 months to two years. The FDA has not imposed regulations on the use of PRP because it come from the patient’s own body and is not a drug. The use of PRP with other substances and some systems that prepare the PRP for use have been FDA cleared.
PRP face side effects
Platelet Rich Plasma literally stimulates new cell growth in the patient’s body wherever it is injected. It helps the body heal itself the natural way without using chemicals or foreign substances of any kind. The possibility of an allergic reaction or infection is almost nil because the plasma comes from the patient’s own body.However some swelling and redness for 12-24 hour may occure and some small bruises at the blood-taking site may be visible for 2-3 days.