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PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment for skin

The human body has a remarkable capacity to heal itself. Platelet-rich plasma PRP works on the simple basis is that of utilizing your own natural platelets to instruct the body to create new collagen for tauter, smoother and better-toned skin.

What is PRP?

Although blood is mainly a liquid (called plasma), it also contains small solid components (red cells, white cells, and platelets.) The platelets are best known for their importance in clotting blood. However, platelets also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.

PRP is plasma with many more platelets than what is typically found in blood. The concentration of platelets — and, thereby, the concentration of growth factors — can be 5 to 10 times greater (or richer) than usual.

To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood.

Advantages of PRP therapy

How does it work?

A small vial of blood is taken from your arm – less than that normally taken for routine blood tests. The blood is then placed in a vial and spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells and plasma. The process concentrates the platelet count to about 4X normal. It is this platelet-rich plasma – often called “liquid gold” – that is then activated and injected into the skin – or applied topically in a surface regeneration action. The serum is activated by the addition of simple calcium chloride. The activated plasma serum behaves the same way the body would respond if there were an actual injury – healing platelets rush in to create a rich fibrin mesh. This fibrin mesh in turn calls out to natural healing cells, releasing growth factors and stimulating the process of fibroblast production (the cells that create collagen) to energize and heal.

Do treatment hurt?

Many treatments do not require anesthetics. However, some patient feels more comfortable with an anesthetic cream.

What about the results?

PRP will give your skin more natural radiance and a glow that will get people telling you how well you look. It’s a much more natural approach to anti-ageing – both for the fact you’re using your body’s own material and for the fact the results develop over time. Immediately post treatment you may have some redness and spotting but in terms of looking more youthful you’ll have to be patient. It also makes sense that the younger you are the better the result as your body’s natural healing processes are quicker. Gradually your skin will have a subtle improvement that will give you a fresher look than before – without putting anything foreign into the skin. To increase the impact of the results we suggesting to have one treatment every month for three months then you should be able to enjoy the benefits of PRP for up to 18 months after that.

Service Price €
Face and neck area 270
Face, neck, decollete and hand 320
With hyaluronic acid for face and neck area 340

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