Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy or PRP is an emerging treatment in health care to rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen, the main component of connective tissue. The therapy improves lines, wrinkles and texture with a gradual natural change. The therapy is also helpful for treating skin conditions and for general skin reconditioning. The most dramatic results so far have been seen with improvement of crepe skin problems in areas such as the neck, under the eyes and décolletage areas.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy is done in the office under ultrasound guidance to ensure accurate placement of the injections. The treatment involves drawing blood from you just in the same way as it is taken for a blood test and then it is spun for around eight minutes in a centrifuge to produce the platelet rich plasma (PRP). The PRP is then drawn into a small syringe and a small amount of calcium chloride is added to it to stimulate the process. The mixture is then injected into clean, anaesthetized skin. For better results, the PRP is injected into the same areas over three sessions which are usually spaced around a month apart.
There are almost no complications of this therapy. However, as with every kind of injection, there is the possibility of slight bruising and appearance of pinkness or redness of the skin, which usually fades away after a week or so.