What is PRP treatment?
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment has become a buzzword in the aesthetic industry, yet is something that may not be properly understood by many patients. Perhaps that’s because it’s often, confusingly, known as the ‘vampire’ or ‘Dracula’ treatment. PRP harnesses the power of your own body to rejuvenate and revitalise your skin. It does involve using your blood, but only a very small amount. That tiny amount (about 11ml) is removed and processed to separate out the part containing the platelet-rich plasma (the PRP), which is injected into the skin of the treatment area. There is no other treatment like PRP. It is natural, effective, and affordable, and it gives amazing, long-lasting results.
How does PRP work?
Your blood consists of red blood cells, platelets and plasma. The plasma is rich in antibodies, enzymes and proteins. These proteins contain the growth factors responsible for healing wounds and regenerating new tissue. PRP makes use of the proteins’ growth factors to repair and rejuvenate your skin, helping to reverse the thinning of the skin that happens as we get older. The quality of the plasma being injected largely depends on the way it is harvested – in other words, the device or system used to extract it from the blood.