- 6 October 2019
What is PRP?
PRP (platelet-rich-plasma) is the name of the material obtained by isolating the platelets (the smallest cellular elements of human blood, that contain some growth factors with crucial roles in processes like blood clotting, wound healing and tissue regeneration) from a few mililiters of blood.
What is the mechanism of action?
PRP therapy starts with getting a test-tube of blood sample from a vein and isolating the platelet-rich-plasma fraction of it. The isolated material is applied to the face in combination with lasers or by injection alone. This way, the rejuvenating growth factors reach some peak concentrations in the tissue and attract some cells of the immune system, which are capable of rejuvenating the tissue and increasing the blood supply to the area. As a result, the target tissue is better oxygenated and is repopulated by fresh cells. These tissue characteristics lead to a brighter and healthier looking skin, and a rapid wound healing process in cases of laser rejuvenation.
How is PRP applied?
PRP is applied to the face in combination with lasers or by injection alone. There are some systems which allow a mixture of PRP with hyaluronic acid.
How often and for how many sessions are the injections?
PRP will be effective even in a single session. Generally three sessions of treatment is performed.
What to expect?
PRP has countless positive effects on human skin including rejuvenation and brightness, and has no side effects as it is totally natural and personal.