Achieve Younger Looking & Firmer Skin
The net result is rejuvenated skin, younger-looking, firmer and more even in tone. It is particularly useful for the areas under the eyes, which can become crepey and shadowed over time. The results can be quite amazing. As rejuvenating treatments go, it’s up there with my favourites. It’s virtually risk free, as you are using your own 'product'. Its effectiveness stems from its use of products derived from your own blood to intensively stimulate the production of collagen in your skin.
Boost Collagen For A Smoother Face
Platelet Rich Plasma is an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment. Platelets form part of the composition of your blood; taken out of their normal unactivated environment (in blood), they are exposed to tissues which will activate them, say the dermis of the skin of the face. These platelets stimulate the production of collagen exactly where you put it. And they do this in a very natural, gradual way replacing lost collagen and evening out crepiness and thinning skin. PRP treatment has also been found to be particularly effective in the treatment of scarred skin.
The Science of Platelet Rich Plasma
Blood is made up of cells suspended in plasma. There are red blood cells (for oxygen transport ), white blood cells (for immunological defence) and platelets which are responsible along with other clotting factors in your blood for stopping you bleeding. Without platelets you would bleed very easily. They are, literally, vitally important.
Normally, blood flows smoothly along inside blood vessels, which are intentionally quite slippery inside. When they are damaged and they tear, the tissues under the lining are exposed. These tissues contain collagen, which is very sticky to passing platelets and causes the platelets to become activated. This change causes them to attach to this exposed basement membrane. They also stick together and this forms a plug, which stops further leakage of blood from the vessel. Obviously, this isn’t enough to restore the vessel; the process of repair needs to begin. And this is stimulated by the activated platelets themselves.