Why we love PRP treatments.. 7 reasons

Why PRP?

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (or PRP treatment) is fast becoming a favorite beauty procedure because of it’s simplicity and effectiveness. It’s easy because it involves blood being drawn from a patient’s body, similar to a regular blood test. The blood is then put into a centrifuge for a couple minutes to separate the platelets, serum and blood cells. And there you have everything you need to trigger your body’s natural healing mechanism at will.

Let’s see how we can use PRP for enhancing your skin and appearance.

1. Removal for ACNE

We start with the most common one. Almost all of us are affected by Acne at some point in our life but it’s common for those in their teens. Acne is the result of “clogged pores.” Pores are the natural breathing mechanism of the skin. It also secretes sebum that washes away dead skin cells. When these are blocked, it causes inflammation on that part of the skin. And the result is tiny bumps on the skin known as Acne or pimples.
These bumps, when they go “burst” can leave a semi-permanent scar on your skin.

How Can PRP Therapy Help?

The platelets in the PRP injections contains growth factors, which are known to stimulate the skin cells and trigger the production of new skin tissue. Production of new skin also means production of new collagen which greatly improves the skin appearance in that and surrounding areas making it appear more vibrant and soft.

With PRP being a fast-action procedure, you’ll see results with just 2-3 treatments — in a month’s time.

How long does the effects last?

This varies depending on individuals but most people can expect the results to last about 18 months.

2. Treatment for AGE SPOTS

Okay. I am guilty of not using proper skin protection from the sun. Some of you can relate. Most of the times it’s because I knowingly let it slip. As a result I have age spots on my face. And my hands. So what can I do?

The good news is Age spots are skin’s built-in protection mechanism against sun. Age spots protect the weaker areas of the skin from direct exposure to sun. So don’t hate them. They are trying to help. But sometimes Age spots can also result from hormonal changes.

How Can PRP Treatments Help?

When the transforming growth factor beta (TGF-B) enters the skin tissue, it immediately kick-starts a skin regeneration process where fresh skin cells are rapidly produced turning your skin back to it’s original condition (or sometimes even better condition.)

Rapidity of result is one of the most significant attributes of PRP Treatments. Typically 2-3 treatments are needed to see really good results.

How long does the effects last?

Effects depend on exposure to sun. Once the age spots are removed, it’s expected to remain that way till the skin is once again overexposed to the sun, which will bring back the Age spots. Under normal exposure to sun, you can expect the effects to last about 12 months.

3. Treatment for PORES

“My pores are big and now they out of control!! Help!” If you hear yourself saying this, you need PRP.

The #1 reason for pores is heat. Under hot conditions, more dirt is likely to accumulate on your skin which produces sebum. The more sebum it produces, the more clogged the pore become. And that causes swelling making the pores look visibly larger than usual.

People try to fix the pores with cheap medications and it’s more often than not makes the situation worse.

How Can PRP Treatments Help?

If your pores are really bad, a combination of PRP and Micro-needling is advised. Micro-needling makes tiny “wounds” in the skin which triggers the skin’s healing mechanism. This healing process is then accelerated with PRP-derived growth factors for skin enhancement. Ask your doctor for special PRP derived growth factors for skin enhancement. For this treatment, you need not use your blood to supply PRP. Just days after this treatment, your skin will grow back healthier with a smooth, polished look.

You will see results from your first session itself.

Caution: The procedure may result in swelling and bruising. It may last for about 3-4 days and will subside to reveal good healthy skin.

How long does the effects last?

Results will last about 3 months and after that, touch up treatments might be necessary. When it comes to skin care, regular care is the key. It’s just not a one-time event. Just like brushing your teeth, it should be done you should take good care of your skin always.

4. Treatment for WRINKLES

Wrinkles. Wrinkles. Wrinkles. They’re not too bad really, but it all depends on your age. If you’re under 30 and have wrinkles or fine lines, that’s kinda bad. Your peak age, in terms of looks, is around 35-40, but for some who really look after themselves, it can even be 50. One of the secrets to healthy-looking skin at age 50 is PRP.

How Can PRP Injections Help?

Platelet Rich Plasma treatments are done using blood being drawn from a patient, similar to a blood test. Therefore, the trigger mechanism that produces the Anti-aging effect (Platelets and serum) is 100% natural. Hence the results look perfectly natural too. Unlike Botox, with PRP, there’s no dangerous side-effects to be afraid of and it won’t look weird either. That makes it a perfect treatment for Anti-aging wrinkle elimination.

The way PRP reduces wrinkles is cool. The platelets and serum injected through a PRP procedure triggers a false “healing” signal to the skin indicating it’s time to repair and thus starts the “collagen production” which ferociously produce new layers of skin tissue.

You will require 3-4 treatments to see great results.

How long does the results last?

Again, Anti-aging process is not a one-time event. You may need follow up treatments in the coming months. The more nutrients (in this case, growth factors and healing serum from your own blood) that you can supply your skin, the more younger your skin will get. At the minimum, the results will last 1 year but it can also be shorter depending on your natural aging cycle.

5. Treatment for EYE BAGS

Who doesn’t have an eye-bag? They are just lying under the skin jumping to reveal themselves at the slightest provocation (or sleep deprivation). Here’s what my friend Carolyne say: “I’ve noticed dark circles under my eyes since 20 or so. And as I grew older I painfully watched that dark circles turning into bags and then getting rounder and fatter. For the first time I started noticing the horrible fatty sacks that are under the eyes of my elders from my mom’s family. It’s was a day-mare. I don’t want to be them.” Perhaps you can relate.

Eye bags are generally formed from strain around the eyes — mainly due to lack of sleep. The strain in your eyes takes away blood (and nutrients) supply from nearby, mainly under your eyes. And thus the skin loses it’s elasticity to form eyebags.

Fortunately, one of the most effective treatments for eye bags or “puffiness” is PRP Injections. Forget fillers and botox.

How Can PRP Treatments Help?

Platelets contain growth hormones. The way it causes growth is by actually increasing the cells’ metabolism. When applied to the area around your eyes, the tissue under your eyes gets more than enough blood and nutrients for its active metabolism and growth. This helps it regain the lost elasticity. Plus the increase in metabolism actually burns more fat that’s accumulated under your eyes.

And it’s completely natural and doesn’t look artificial (depending on your definition of it) at all. Of course, you also have to stop putting excessive strain on your eyes. Sleep more, relax often and breathe easy. Granted, PRP (and most other skin enhancement for that matter) works only for premature eyebags. Meaning if you’re above 80, it’s not only possible to get rid of the eye bags but it will look completely unnatural if you manage to do so.
How long does the results last?

If you’re young (under 30) and have a controlled sleep pattern, you will see results starting from day 1 and it will last for years. Others might take a couple days to see change. But results are almost guaranteed with PRP if you continue with at least 3 weeks of treatment. You’ll see a drastic reduction in your eye bags. Top-up treatments will be required after 6-12 months.

6. Treatment for DULL SKIN

Your skin looks bright and glowy when it’s smooth enough to reflect light. The turnover for smooth skin is usually 28 days. Meaning, every 28 days new skin cells replace the old ones. But sometimes due to our sleeping habits and aging, this turnaround gets longer and longer. 40 to 50-day turnovers are no longer unusual in our society thanks to our stressful lifestyle.

This means more and more dead skin cells pile up and the remaining “alive” skin cells are barely making it. One effective way to shorten the turnover time for skin cells and eliminate dull skin is through PRP treatments. When combined with micro needling therapy, you’ll be able to quickly turn your skin from dull to bright and shiny in a matter of days.

How Can PRP Injections Help?

Both invasive and non-invasive PRP treatments can play big role in reducing the turnover rate of your skin cells. Since PRP contain all the growth hormones that trigger Tissue regeneration, Collagen production and Cell differentiation, it’s a perfect “dull skin killer.” 2-3 treatments from a qualified PRP treatment provider can shorten your turnover rate to return back to 28 days, thus making your skin looking visibly younger and natural.

How long does the results last?

Generally, skin treatments last about 6-12 months. After which you might need touch ups if necessary. And the best way to maintain your skin is to keep healthy habits like proper sleep, eat healthy and no smoking.

7. Treatment for HAIR LOSS

Everyone experiences hair loss and most of it goes unnoticed. But fortunately, for most people (especially when they’re young) their hair regeneration is faster than their hair loss. However, hormonal changes and certain medical conditions can reverse this and cause significant unwanted hair loss.

Research also suggests hair and self-image are closely intertwined. We all know how a bad-hair day can ruin the mood of women. Just imagine what it feels like to wake up to thinning hair or even baldness.

As I said a moment ago, hair loss happens when your hair regeneration falls below your hair loss rate. The reason for less hair regeneration? Not enough growth factors and nutrients. That’s why PRP has been proven to be a major procedure for hair loss treatment.

How Can PRP Treatments Help?

The growth factors and blood cells contained in the Plasma Rich Platelets can be powerful catalysts that accelerate your scalp’s capacity to regenerate hair cells. The growth factors can activate the hair follicles (only those that are dying, the long-dead hair follicles can’t be revived) and make your scalp healthier and cleaner.

Depending on the severity of the hair loss, it can take about 6-8 sessions to get back your hair.

How long does the results last?

Hair growth in cycles. And the average follicle goes through 4 cycles (which can take up to 60 days to complete) in which only one of them is active growth phase. If most of your hair is in Active growth stage, you’ll see results quickly. Otherwise you’ll just do treatments for about 2 months to “catch” the hairs in the Active growth phase.

When you undergo treatments for 6-8 weeks, it’s hard to miss the active-growth phase of the hair and so you’ll see improved hair condition immediately after the 6th week.

In conclusion

Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is a must-have if you wish to stay young (who doesn’t) by harnessing the natural forces that are at play in your body. Already it’s taking the world of wound-healing by storm and I believe it’s a matter of time before PRP becomes the most requested beauty procedure.

The magic of PRP lies in the fact that it’s fast-acting and natural — a combination you don’t get to see often.