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PRP Skin Regeneration Therapy, a type of regenerative medicine with the patient’s own blood, uses components called platelets in the blood to rejuvenate the skin. Based on an innate wound-healing ability, the therapy is performed by injecting components collected from the blood and is associated with no risk of allergy or infections. The safe therapy has been studied and applied in a variety of fields. It is indicated for a wide variety of conditions; it is used for the treatment of trauma and burn in the department of plastic surgery and also used as an adjunct to implant therapy in the department of dentistry.

Indication: Expected effects in cosmetic medicine

It is effective particularly for crepy skin under the eyes (fine wrinkles) that are difficult to treat by conventional rejuvenation therapy. Inducing skin regeneration, the therapy is also effective in treating wrinkles, acne marks, sags, and wrinkles on the neck. The treatment is especially effective for eye bags, dark eye circles, acne scars and wrinkles.

Mechanism

PRP Skin Regeneration Therapy uses components called platelets contained in the blood. Platelets play a role in stopping bleeding and repairing damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets contain substances called growth factors that activate and rejuvenate cells in the body. The growth factors, when released, induce the production of collagen and generation of new capillaries to rejuvenate the skin.

For separation of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a dedicated kit called Fibrinet AGF is used. The use of a specific filter and a centrifuge achieves a high platelet recovery rate of 97% or more and allows preparation of plasma containing six to ten times as many platelets as the common one.

Treatment Procedures

The blood is collected.
A specific filter and a centrifuge are used to prepare platelet-rich plasma (PRP) containing autologous white blood cells.
The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) with autologous white blood cells is injected into the area of concern. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes from blood collection to injection.

Platelets and white blood cells exert a synergistic effect, resulting in the release of a variety of growth factors at the injection sites. This promotes the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid and wound healing, leading to improvement of symptoms such as wrinkles and irregularities from acne marks.

Comparision with conventional Anti-aging Therapy

PRP Skin Regeneration Therapy is expected to provide great benefit for crepy skin under the eyes, which are difficult to treat with conventional rejuvenating injections and laser therapy. The therapy uses the patient’s own blood for rejuvenation and thus poses no risk of infection or allergy. It has the advantage of a longer duration of efficacy compared with injection of hyaluronic acid and collagen that are absorbed into the body. Other features such as no need for skin incision and short downtime (swelling usually resolves in two to three hours) make this therapy a safe treatment.

Another feature of the therapy is that the patient will experience a natural change in the operative site and minimal discomfort because beneficial effects gradually occur after about two weeks of therapy.

Before and After

Source: Seishen Regenerative Medicine Center

17 Comments

  1. Has anyone tried PRP before? Is this approach considered a permanent fixed? I know some treatment requires frequent visit to the doctor even after a few years of surgery.

  2. Eric says:

    PRP reduced my dark eye circles, eyebags, deep wrinkles and forehead lines two weeks after first session. I tried on my hair and it thicken my hair.

  3. Shania says:

    I have done 3 times PRP 9 months ago. The result was seen two weeks later and improved continuosly in the next 3 months. My skin is still good and firm today. According to my doctor, the result is considered long lasting; however, in order to combat natural aging process, I can repeat PRP once a year.

  4. Winnie says:

    What is the possible side effects? What to avoid after treatment? I am intrested but is it painful?

  5. Eric says:

    The pain during injection was minimal. Numbing cream was applied on my skin for 30 minutes. My doctor gave me ‘nerve block’ jab to numb the skin on my both cheeks. The experience was like seeing my dentist.
    I have one to two small bruises after my first PRP, about 2-4mm. They went off after 5-6 days. I was back to my office the next day.
    I was advised to avoid hot sauna and facial steaming for a week. I continued with my golf but not at the hottest hour.

  6. office 2012 says:

    Tks…

    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!…

  7. gonca says:

    hi!
    I had a liposuction operation 5 years later but happened some complication because of getting much lipo.
    Can is it used prp as a filler on this areas? and how much time is it permanent?
    thank you

  8. terry says:

    Thats pretty interesting, it looks like it works from the pictures. I’ve never heard of the PRP procedure before. I’ve gotta look into this, thanks

  9. lala says:

    I was wondering if anyone did this procedure for stretch marks and if you did what were your results?

  10. Adm says:

    PRP, if combined with roller or Fractional CO2 laser produce very good results for stretch mark removal. We have done this for our patients and remarkable results can be seen after one session. At the end of 3-5 sessions the stretch marks are 80-90 % cleared.

  11. elly says:

    I’m very interested in this pro treatment… May I know the cost of this treatment. Thank you

  12. jess says:

    Hi , may i know how much is the charges for prp for first time and which clinic is recommended? Thanks for the information.

  13. Andrew Ng says:

    I tried PRP for rough and acne-scar skin…it works but u gonna see it only after 1 – 2 months. In the beginning, I don’t see any difference, and I thought it was a waster. After more than one month, the result is good.

  14. Cynthia says:

    Oily skin is it suitable for this PRP treatment ?? Cause my skin is oily type, will it breakout after PRP treatment ?? Please advice. Thanks.

  15. Adm says:

    PRP improves skin complexion and promotes collagen regenaration. The treatment does not interfere with the oil (sebum) secretion but improve the sagging skin, eye areas, wrinkles, pores and scars.
    However as most of our patients combine PRP with fractional laser, the laser treats acne and regulate sebum secretion.

  16. maygo says:

    I would like to firm my face. It drops and I can see the laughing line getting deeper.

  17. Adm says:

    Well, PRP is definitely one of the option. It tighten the skin and lift up the face. If you worry about needle, you may consider to lift up your skin with technology using RF and laser.

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