What is Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP)?
Our blood consists of a liquid component known as plasma. It also consists of three types of cells, red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets. Platelets play an important role in forming blood clots. They also consist of special proteins, known as growth factors, which help with our body’s healing process. Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is a high concentration of platelets and plasma. PRP contains 5 to 10 times the concentration of growth factors found in normal blood, therefore it has greater healing properties.
HOW DOES PRP work?
PRP is injected into targeted areas of the skin and then forms an environment which helps in growing collagen, regenerates the tissues and makes your skin smooth and tight. PRP softens wrinkles and creates skin texture and tone that is smoother, younger and better.
Procedure of PRP Treatment
The procedure involves 2 steps:
Your technician draws a specific amount of blood required for the PRP treatment. A centrifuge is used to spin the blood to separate the platelets and plasma from the remaining blood cells and to increase the concentration of the platelets.
Injection of PRP into the Skin/face
Injection of PRP is performed by an experienced hair expert under local anaesthesia when required. A small needle is used to inject the PRP preparation into the skin . Multiple sessions may be required based on your needs
Avoid washing your face immediately after the procedure. Do not use chemical on the day of your procedure to avoid any irritation.
Complications are rare but some people can experience redness and temporary pain, but the effects are normally transient and temporary in nature.
Advantages of PRP Therapy
The advantages of PRP therapy include:
• Minimal complications
• Proven safety record