A PRP (platelet-rich plasma) procedure harnesses the power of your own body’s growth factors to rejuvenate tissues. PRP has been around since the 1970’s and has been used extensively in many areas of medicine, including sports medicine and surgery.
PRP is a truly remarkable and natural treatment that has many benefits for the skin. During a facial treatment with PRP, your very own concentrated platelets are injected into the skin with tiny needles, and this creates an improvement in the quality of the skin – in particular with fine lines and wrinkles, but also with color, texture and tone. It also stimulates the growth of new collagen and improves blood supply, therefore helping your skin to carry a more youthful appearance and glow. The procedure is short and the downtime minimal, meaning patients can return to their normal daily activities almost immediately.
This procedure can be used as a solo treatment to improve skin quality and can focus on particular areas, such as the face, hands, neck, décolleté or undereyes (also known as the tear troughs). Some patients will also opt to use PRP in conjunction with other treatments, such as fillers and laser peels, which can enhance the outcome and extend the duration of benefit of these treatments.