Platelet-rich plasma – regeneration and revitalisation of the skin around the eyes
What is Platelet-rich plasma treatment?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment addressed to those who value natural products, and those suffering from various allergies.
PRP is an autologous preparation of platelet-rich plasma derived from own blood. Active blood cells contained in plasma release growth factors, which are important for regeneration of skin cells. Growth factors stimulate the growth and maturation of epidermal cells, stimulate synthesis of extracellular matrix, activate micro-vasculature and stimulate fibroblasts to produce collagen, among other things.
Is the treatment painful?
The pain felt during the treatment is slight. For a better comfort, the patient is anaesthetised locally with anaesthetic cream.
When is the effect visible and how long does it last?
The first effects of the treatment are visible after 2 weeks. The biggest stimulation of collagen production occurs one month after the treatment. The improvement of the tightness, flexibility and density of the skin, collagen fibres remodelling, and smoothing of fine lines is achieved after three treatments spaced one month apart.
Effect of platelet-rich plasma:
- Skin regeneration and revitalisation
- Skin is nourished
- Reduction of wrinkles
- Firmness and improved tightness of the skin
- Accelerates the process of post-operative wound healing
The treatment is relatively fast and simple, performed by a doctor. In the first phase, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. After centrifuging, plasma containing blood cells is obtained. Around 4 ml of platelet-rich plasma is produced and injected by means of a thin needle and syringe into appropriate skin areas.
Contraindications and side effects
As all the components received in PRP have autologous origin, the risks of a local immunological response, intolerance and allergy are excluded.
- blood diseases
- autoimmune diseases
- pregnancy and breastfeeding
- taking drugs prolonging the bleeding period (e.g. aspirin)
Platelet-rich plasma is also recommended in hair loss and alopecia treatment.
- taking care of the treatment skin area,
- moisturising the skin,
- avoiding sunshine, applying cream with sunscreen