What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) utilizes the patient’s own (autologous) platelets, derived from his/her own blood to rejuvenate the skin and regenerate the tissues underneath, including the tissues around your eyes.
A Platelet rich plasma is a concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma measured as 1,000,000 platelets per mm3 or 2-6 times the native concentration of whole blood.
In addition, PRP is also a concentration of the 7 fundamental protein growth factors that have been proved to be actively secreted by platelets to initiate all wound healing. PRP includes 3 proteins in blood known to act as cell adhesion molecules: fibrin, fibronectin & vitronectin.
PRP usage takes advantage of normal healing pathways, only at an accelerated rate. During wound healing, many cells rush into the wound site. Among these cells, there are platelets (PLT) which are responsible of the formation of a blood clot, followed by a release of Growth Factors and proteins. This process will stimulate Stem Cells to regenerate new tissue and accelerate bone healing through Osteoprogenitor cells.
In addition, PRP can stimulate the regeneration and recovery of aging facial tissue in order to permanently reduce wrinkle pouches and improve skin tone. When the PRP material is injected, it represents a completely natural and effective way to re-construct your facial skin including the tissues around the eyes.
Patient Selection and Treatment Protocol
From the age of 27, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin and especially the skin of the face looses elasticity and begins to sag. This process is complicated by our environment (UV light exposure), our lifestyle (excess alcohol and smoking), medication, disease & genetic pre-disposition.
Age 30-40 years: In this age category, the main aim is rejuvenation and prevention of collagen degradation, and re-stimulation of new collagen and elastin production, thus attempting to slow down the ageing process. One treatment every 1 year is sufficient.
Age 40-50 years: In this age category, the aim is rejuvenation and to attempt reversal of the ageing process which is more difficult. More re-stimulation of collagen and elastin production is necessary. The initial treatment should be followed by a second treatment 3-6 months later and a third treatment 9 months after the second treatment. Maintenance treatments may be necessary every 12-18 months.
Age 50+ years: In this age category, the aim is rejuvenation and to attempt more intense reversal of the ageing process. The initial treatment should be followed by a second treatment 3-6 months later and a third treatment 6 months after the second treatment. Maintenance treatments may be necessary every 12 months.
- Minor edema
- Seldom bruising
- Eyelids can remain “puffy” for 2-3days
- No infection
- No allergy
PRP for Hair Loss
PRP for Hair loss is a medical treatment that seeks to harvest the natural growth factors found in the blood and redistribute these growth factors to the cells of the body. When the cells of the body receive PRP, they are provided with the growth factors required to produce their optimal output. This will lead to a hair follicle producing a thicker and healthier hair strand.
Platelet Rich Plasma is used to prevent further hair loss & regrow thinning hair thicker & fuller.