Out of all the beauty treatments that we have in the market today, most of us would not have thought that our own blood can actually make our look younger and rejuvenated. You would not go slathering blood all over your face, neither would you be drinking it, it is actually platelet-rich plasma treatment that can make this possible. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and it is a treatment which uses the platelet component of your blood to promote cell repair and regeneration. In turn, this will give you a smoother and more youthful-looking skin.
The usefulness of the PRP treatment for the different body parts:
Blood is actually made out of various components and this includes the white blood cells that are responsible for fighting off infection, the red blood cells that carry oxygen and the platelets that are responsible for blood clotting. Then there is the medium that allows easy transport of these components to various parts of the body which is plasma. Research done by medical professionals showed that plasma can be a viable solution to turn back the clock on skin aging because of its ability to promote cell repair and regeneration.
Platelet-rich plasma treatment or PRP contains growth factors which can promote better skin health and appearance. The process starts off with a thorough evaluation to check if you are a good candidate for the procedure. After the doctor clears you, the next step would be the extraction of blood from your veins which is done by a nurse or a phlebotomist. After the desired amount is taken, the container will be placed on a centrifuge and it is left to go on spinning for 15 minutes to separate the blood components. Once the platelets have been separated they are then gathered and prepared for injection. The areas that can be treated include the orbital rim, cheeks, neck, jawline, midface, chest, and the back of the hands, the arms and other body areas.
Positive effects of the PRP treatment on skin:
The result of platelet-rich plasma treatment is a rejuvenated skin that will have lightened wrinkles, dark spots, acne marks, and it improves skin sagging. Unlike other popular dermal fillers that also have similar results, PRP does not cause allergic reactions. The reason for being that you use your own blood for the treatment, and with that, the incidence of infection is significantly reduced. Side effects such as redness, swelling, bruising and some amount of pain may be expected after the procedure, but this will be relieved within a few hours or days. But patients can actually return to normal activities immediately after treatment.