We all want the most beautiful and healthy skin possible and although many of us seek clinic-led treatments for skin restoration and revitalisation, some of us may seek a natural alternative to injectable substances. At Dr. MediSpa in Loughton, Essex we offer PRP for many skin conditions including acne, lines and wrinkles and dry, dehydrated skin. PRP benefits have been widely studied across medicine, and our research-led clinic is delighted to offer the advanced treatment.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is an injectable treatment which originated in medical practice for wound healing. Nowadays, PRP is widely used in aesthetic medicine and utilises the natural components of your own body which harnessed to promote skin refinement. PRP treatment primarily stimulates substances such as collagen, elastin and the growth of cells within the skin. It also improves hydration and local blood supply to the skin, improving the texture, tone and quality of your skin.
PRP Benefits: What can Platelet-Rich Plasma Treat?
One of the main PRP benefits is its versatility! We apply it mostly for the following conditions:
- Sun damaged skin
- Acne scars
- Lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone and texture
- Dull, dehydrated skin
- Dark under-eye circles
PRP Benefits: A Simple Treatment
During the treatment, a small sample of blood will be taken from your arm a syringe. This is just like having a routine blood test. The blood sample is then placed in to a specially designed centrifuge which separates the PRP from the blood. The PRP is then injected in to the areas of concern. As the PRP starts to work within the injection site, growth factors and regenerative molecules are released which increased collagen and elastin formation as well as cellular growth and remodelling. The result is skin that is rejuvenated, resilient and more youthful in its appearance.
As with any injectable treatment, there may be some level of discomfort depending on your individual thresholds. However, with PRP the substance comes from your own blood, making side-effects and adverse reactions are very rare. There may be a little swelling, redness and tenderness at the injection sites but this is quite normal.
PRP Benefits: When will I See Results?
An average PRP treatment is usually performed in a series of three sessions, 3 to 8 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are generally recommended every 6 to 12 months for maintenance of your results.
Results with PRP can last anything up to 12 months, after which, a top up treatment is then recommended. If you follow a healthy skin regime at home as well as making the right lifestyle choices when it comes to sun-exposure, avoiding smoking and too much alcohol, this will all go towards refreshed, revitalized and healthy-looking skin.
For more information on the PRP benefits to you, or to book a consultation with Dr. Somji, contact the team on 0208 418 0362.