Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a form of healing therapy that involves injection of the patient’s own platelets for the cosmetic treatment of face, arms, neck and scalp. Also known the “vampire facelift”, PRP is used to heal wrinkles, scars and grow hair.
The process involves giving a small blood sample (about two ounces) that is then separated into an injectable plasma serum that is rich in platelet concentration.
It is then injected to the skin, or scalp, where a mesh layer of fibrin is formed, along with a variety of growth factors. What happens is that the body gets tricked into thinking that it needs to energize that area because a thick layer of dermis forms, or hair follicles revive, as a result of the new collagen created from the growth factors.
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|PRP Treatments have become increasingly popular in celebrities for all the healing benefits it provides. NBA Superstar Kobe Bryant was recently reported undergoing Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for the treatment of his right knee. The PRP procedure involves blood being drawn from the patient’s arm, platelets are the isolated and injected into the knee to try and stimulate tissue repair. Bryant is one of many professional athletes to undergo Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for their knees..
Actress Angelina Jolie was reported to have received PRP injections in her face to boost collagen. In order to keep her youthful beauty, collagen production was improved with a “Dracula Facelift”. The treatment was completed to give Jolie’s face a glowing look that also smoothed out wrinkles.
Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center has introduced Platelet-Rich Plasma treatments into our armamentarium of skin rejuvenation and anti-aging techniques for our patients.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), also known as Selphyl or the Vampire Facelift, has been utilized in aesthetic medicine (UK, Japan, and Asia, Europe) to rejuvenate and slow down the aging process on the face. This refers to mesenchymal and epithelial rejuvenation by injection of the persons own treated and enriched plasma.The injections result in biological stimulation of resident stem cells by growth factors.Recently, Cosmetic Rejuvenation Medical Center has introduced this regenerative treatment for facial rejuvenation in select patients with chronological aging and solar damage.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) utilizes the healing power of isolated platelets from an individual’s own blood to aid in the rejuvenation of their body’s soft tissues and bones. This therapy is a part of a quickly emerging medical niche called Orthobiologics which studies ways in which the body is able to heal itself. According to a study published in the May issue of the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, PRP therapy has proven itself effective in face and neck rejuvenation. This discovery makes medical professionals, especially hopeful about the potential benefits PRP therapy may bring to dermatology patients seeking cosmetic treatments.
Science supports the use of PRP for the augmentation and regeneration of hard and soft tissues. PRP is the source of concentrated platelet content present in blood. Apart from assisting blood clotting, platelets also release growth factors that assist the human body to repair itself by stimulating cells to regenerate or grow new tissue. Today, platelet rich plasma can easily be separated from blood, through a process of centrifugation. Using your enriched plasma permits the body to heal faster and more efficiently. Because your plasma (autologous) is used, there is minimal danger of disease transmission, anaphylaxis or neoplasia. In general medicine, platelet transfusion is a common practice for treating blood platelet disorders, including very low counts associated with bleeding.
Case studies reported in Europe, England, Asia, Japan and South Africa have demonstrated PRP treatments provide consistent rejuvenation of facial aging, including wrinkling in persons with modest grades of photo- or chronological aging. Patient selection is important and skin diseases have to be excluded. Improvement of skin texture and tone can be expected, these features are noticeable within 3 weeks, and the process can be enhanced by addition of appropriate Cosmeceuticals.
We would be pleased to provide a free in depth consult explaining this amazing technique to assist you with your cosmetic facial rejuvenation needs.