PRP PRP platelet rich plasma
Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP is blood that contains a higher concentration of Platelets and growth factors than normal blood. These substances stimulate stem cells to produce collagen and blood vessels.
How is it done? For separation of platelet-rich plasma the use of a specific filter and a centrifuge achieves a high platelet recovery rate of 97% or more and allows preparation of plasma containing 6-10 times as many platelets as the common one. First, blood from the patient is collected. Second a a specific filter and a centrifuge are used to prepare PRP . Patient blood is placed in a centrifuge and spun in order to separate the blood from the growth factors, platelets and stem cells. Last PRP with autologous white blood cells is then micro-injected in areas of the face where signs of aging have appeared. Platelets and white blood cells exert a synergistic effect, resulting in the release of a variety of growth factors at the injection sites. This promotes the production of collagen
and hyaluronic acid and wound healing, leading to improvement of symptoms such as wrinkles. Unique and natural procedure as you use your own blood – hypo allergenic. thus poses no risk of infection or allergy, It has the advantage of a longer duration of efficacy compared with injection of hyaluronic acid and collagen that are absorbed into the body.
How long is recovery? Minor bruising or swelling will last about a week if the procedure is performed alone. Most
patients look presentable and return to work in 2-3 days.
How long do the effects last? Patient will experience a natural change in the operative site and minimal discomfort because beneficial effects gradually occur after about 4-8 weeks of therapy, approx is 9 to 24 months.
Does PRP have other uses also? Yes, for years it has been used successfully in orthopedic medicine to regenerate lost cartilage in various joints, particularly the shoulder and knee joints; injured muscles to repair the muscle tissue. Dr. Nelson has been using this procedure for his patients for the past 20 years for bone grafting, sinus lifts and implants.
Who is an ideal candidate for PRP? Because PRP is a minimally invasive procedure, most adults with signs of aging are good candidates. The fact that it is less invasive makes it an attractive option for elderly patients, However, it should be noted that PRP injections do have their limits; they cannot make an elderly patient look 25 years old.
How many treatments are needed? “Maintenance” treatments are required. Results should last nine to 24 months, depending on the patient’s anatomy and individual circumstances.
What facial features benefit from PRP?All areas of the face can benefit from PRP injections.