Platelet-rich-plasma therapy (PRP therapy) began as a treatment to support healing during open-heart surgery, sports injuries, chronic pain and bone grafting. This is because PRP contains growth factors and cytokines, which are substances that are produced by different cells from the patient’s immune system.
PRP uses the patient’s own blood. The blood is drawn from the patient then put in a centrifuge to separate the different components of the blood. The plasma is collected and enriched with platelets. Then, the area where the patient is to be treated is numbed and the PRP with its concentrated platelets is injected into the area via a needle.
The theory behind PRP therapy for cosmetic purposes
The theory behind PRP for cosmetic purposes is that it supports the matrix of soft tissue and stimulates the flow of blood to the area. This may, in turn, cause the body to produce collagen, which makes skin more pliant and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, trenches, and furrows.
PRP therapy may help in the following problems:
Different types of wrinkles including forehead wrinkles/worry lines, Sichuan lines, crow’s feet, fine lines around the eyes, nasal dorsum lines, nasolabial folds, mouth wrinkles, necklines.
Improve facial skin laxity, roughness, dullness
Improve pitted scar caused by wounds and acne
Improve skin pigmentation including dye spot, sunspot, stigmata/red patches, chloasma
large pores, the enlarge of blood capillaries (telangiectasia)
eye bags, dark circles
Lip enhancement, facial tissue loss
Improve the condition of sensitive skin
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