Can PRP therapy improve the appearance of your skin? PRP therapy is a cutting-edge treatment that is often used in aesthetic medicine to improve skin tone, and treat a range of skin conditions. But what is PRP, and how does it work.
What is PRP?
PRP or platelet rich plasma, is a concentrated serum of platelets and growth factors that is derived from a patient’s own blood. Platelets are tiny cells in the blood that help the body to clot in order to stop bleeding. The growth factors contained in PRP have regenerative properties as they stimulate collagen, and increase blood flow, helping to repair and rejuvenate tissues.
PRP has traditionally been used in the medical field for its wound healing properties, but PRP therapy is now being used in aesthetic medicine to rejuvenate the face, and combat hair loss.
How PRP therapy works
A blood sample is taken from the patient and then placed in a centrifuge, to separate the PRP from the blood cells. The concentrated serum is activated and then injected into the specific area being treated. PRP can regenerate old cells, and stimulate healthy new tissue.
PRP for hair loss
When used for treating hair loss, PRP is injected into the thinning areas of the scalp. It stimulates hair growth, thereby increasing hair density. It typically takes about 3 treatments to achieve optimal hair restoration (learn more).
The PRP Facial
The PRP facial is a procedure in which PRP is injected into specific areas of the face so as to improve skin irregularities such as enlarged pores, lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.
If you are in the Liverpool, Merseyside UK area, contact Sthetix to find out more about PRP therapy. Sthetix also serves Chester and Ormskirk.
You can reach them at www.sthetix.co.uk, or by calling 0151-317-3052.