Biostimulation using platelet-rich plasma (PRP)
Biostimulation using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) consists of injecting the patient’s own platelets into the skin being treated. The platelets are easily obtained from the patient’s own blood and, as they are injected into the skin, they activate the skin cells which in turn produces collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. This means the skin improves its appearance becoming more hydrated, supple and toned. This treatment can be applied to the face, neck, neckline, hands and arms.
The technique can be applied as both a preventative measure for young skin and to rejuvenate ageing skin.
Results should become apparent after approximately 21 days since this is the amount of time that the skin cells need to increase their production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
The treatment is straightforward and on an outpatient basis. It’s recommended to repeat the procedure once or twice a year.
PRP can be combined with other cosmetic skin treatments.
Side effects of PRP
There are no adverse side effects because the treatment uses the patient’s own blood. There may be light bruising or reddening of the injection site, but this will disappear after a few hours.