Platelet rich plasma has been extensively used in medicine since the 1990’s in the areas of cardiac, maxillofacial, plastic and orthopaedic surgery as well as in dealing with chronic ulcers.
Platelets contain a number of growth factors, which stimulate the growth and repair of various tissues in our body. Since 2004 the benefits of platelet factor have been harnessed int‘own body substance’ that is injected into your skin.
PRP is used to refresh and rejuvenate normal but tiring skin as well as dealing with skin problems. The areas of PRP use include;
- Skin rejuvenation and tightening
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Facial volume enhancement especially the tear trough
- Acne or other types of scarring reduction
- Prevention of premature ageing
The rejuvenating power of platelets is harnessed in high concentration by spinning a sample of blood in a special device. The skin is prepared with local anaesthetic cream or injection before injection of PRP.
PRP for skin rejuvenation gives the best results when combined with the needling effect of the Dermapen which allows the PRP to penetrate and trigger a powerful repair process.