The following is a guest post regarding PRP for aging skin.
PRP is blood plasma that has been enriched with Growth Factors and Platelets. Growth Factors are proteins that will bind with receptors on the surface on cells to encourage cell division. Growth Factors enhance proliferation, fibroblasts and keratinocytes which produce collagen. Platelets are very small cells in our blood that are involved in the clotting process.
As they organize in the blood clot they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells to repair the damaged area. When used in injured and sun and time damaged tissue, they can induce a remodeling of the tissue to a more healthy and younger state.
The PRP Therapy can rejuvenate your skin in several ways including texture, tone, lines and wrinkles through a gradual, natural looking change. PRP can be used in speeding the healing process in open wounds as well as in tendon and musculoskeletal injuries such as arthritis. By placing the platelet and growth factor rich blood into the deeper skin layer; fibroblasts and other cells can be stimulated to a more youthful functioning level.
Certain areas on our bodies will age much quicker than others. These areas are the most exposed to sun damage, free radicals and other age factors. Thin areas under our eyes and the skin on our neck show dramatic improvement with PRP Therapy to reverse signs of aging. Lines on the upper lips, as seen on many smokers, can improve in depth and hydration.
PRP Therapy will improve general texture and tone to any area the platelet and growth factor rich blood is injected. For cosmetic application it is usually recommended to have a minimum of three treatments, one month apart. It is always best to wait a minimum of three months after the third treatment session before making a judgment on the results. Some patients will achieve further changes for three to six months after their final treatment.
With the knowledge and feedback we have acquired over our time performing PRP, the effects and results, on average, last one year. Each person will vary with this treatment as our bodies all respond and react differently.
PRP treatments can be repeated, as you are using your own tissue there is not risk of rejection or allergic reaction. For many people that under-go PRP it is recommended to complete a single session each year to boost and lengthen the effects of the initial treatment.
The following was a guest post by Doctor Inaam Faiq of eternal medspa