Platelet-rich plasma or PRP is one of the most advanced treatments that exist in facial rejuvenation with platelet-rich plasma. It is ideal for those cases where improved skin appearance, increased firmness and brightness is desired. It has a very intense rejuvenating and cell stimulating effect. It is the latest integrated risk-free technique, used to stimulate fibroblasts and elastin to smooth away wrinkles.
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What is platelet-rich plasma or PRP?
Platelets release growth factors that stimulate cell regeneration, fundamentally increase the formation of new blood vessels and produce new tissues. In other words, they activate the organism in the region they are released, helping to rebuild damaged tissue, a restorative effect that is used to rejuvenate the skin.
One of the growth factors, called “epidermal growth factor”, was the first to be isolated: it stimulates angiogenesis and increases skin thickness, restoring its elasticity and firmness. This factor increases vascularisation in the area where it is applied. By doing this, it reduces the effects of cell oxidation on the skin and helps to erase wrinkles. The experts are continually surprised by the magnificent results obtained with its applications: it accelerates burn wound healing, treats keloid scarring, acne and stretch marks, improves the results of all types of treatments (including surgical), and enables the consolidation of skin grafts, as well as its post-peeling application or incorporation into a cosmetics base.
It is a natural, physiological treatment that uses our body’s own proteins, selected and concentrated, to repair the damage produced by the passing of time or by sun damage. As this is a product produced from the patient themselves there is no risk of allergy or intolerance.
How do we perform the PRP treatment for facial rejuvenation at our clinic in Barcelona?
It is an outpatient treatment that can be given in the consulting room. The area to be treated is first cleaned and prepared, and then an anaesthetic cream is applied. The patient’s blood is taken, spun down in a centrifuge and activated so that the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma can be obtained. Once the PRP has been prepared it is applied to skin, using a procedure known as mesotherapy, by microinjections with a very fine needle.
The number of sessions required will depend on the state of the individual patient’s skin. Usually this will be 3 sessions, once a month. After a year the treatment will need to be maintained; this will be done in one session every 6 or 12 months. The growth factors have to act by stimulating the tissue, therefore there are no instantaneous results. The effects appear gradually and continue to increase as time goes by. The maximum effect is obtained 20/30 days after treatment.
Facial Rejuvenation with PRP or platelet-rich plasma is an advanced aesthetic medicine treatment and our patients express a very high level of satisfaction. In Antiaging Group Barcelona: the 1st assessment consultation is free and there are financing offers available.
Where can it be used? Indications
The targeted dosage of high concentration in growth factors that is done through the injections of prp in the face are the ideal treatment to improve the skin’s own rejuvenation capacity in this area. This technique stimulates the natural process of healing and repairing facial tissues and replaces skin cells with new ones. Rejuvenating the face, neck and décolleté with a platelet-rich plasma treatment allows you to erase signs of skin aging such as expression lines, wrinkles and folds.
Hand rejuvenation with PRP.
In the same way, the treatment with PRP helps to obviously improve the skin of the hands, one of the most affected by loss of collagen, elastin and affected by signs of aging such as sagging, blemishes, marks , etc. Since the enriched plasma favors the production of collagen and elastin, it would be possible to recover the smoothness and elasticity of the skin of the hands. In addition, it is possible to perform a combination with other methods.
Scar treatment with PRP
Enriched plasma has a high concentration of platelets that massively release growth factors that stimulate cell regeneration. This peculiarity makes a PRP treatment ideal for treating keloid, acne, burn scars and those due to surgery. In combination with other ablative techniques such as lasers, fillers such as fat grafting (lipofilling), PRP achieves excellent results. It is also the solution for the elimination of scars in other cosmetic and restorative surgery treatments.
Treatment of lichen scleroatrophic mucosa
PRP has been effectively treated on mucosa, especially in the vulvar and genital areas. Lichen causes atrophy of the skin, with discomfort such as itching, redness and pain. It is usually treated with corticosteroids, which causes further atrophy of the skin. It even goes so far as to alter the normal anatomy of the area severely. PRP, alone or in combination with lipofilling, can regenerate tissue, significantly reducing symptoms and improving the patient’s quality of life.
Other possible PRP treatments
On the one hand, the PRP used as a treatment on the scalp, can also help stimulate the growth of stronger, shiny and healthy hair. On the other hand, platelet rich plasma is used in other regenerative procedures of joint and tendon injuries. Its anti-inflammatory effect reduces or eliminates pain in one or two sessions.