What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a unique medical treatment to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage through the stimulation of collagen and the introduction of stimulating growth factors into the skin. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is also a recognised treatment for premature hair loss or hair thinning in males and females.
PRP is a naturally occurring component extracted from your own blood. Blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. When platelets are activated in the body they release healing proteins called growth factors. Growth factors create an accumulative result, which assists the body to repair itself by regenerating new tissue, improving blood supply and wound healing, all of which are important factors in regenerative therapies.
How Does PRP Work?
PRP contains high levels of platelets and when injected into tissue, growth factors are released, which are vital to tissue healing and repair. Tissue that is aged and damaged usually reflects poor texture, wrinkles, sagging and an uneven tone. Patients that want a natural appearance are increasingly recognising PRP as a useful natural intervention to aid tissue and collagen stimulation. As we age collagen production in the body starts to slow. Collagen tissue is throughout the human body and gives our skin its youthful, soft and spongy texture. Dermal fillers cannot directly address the texture and health of collagen tissue, however they can be used effectively in conjunction with PRP.