There has been a lot of discussion about Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on social media & many other social platforms. It was re-named Vampire facial by one of the well-renowned Hollywood star Kim Kardashian, from a viral picture posted on Instagram.
What is it exactly? A specimen of blood is secured from the patient. The sample of blood is then put into a machine where the blood plasma is separated from the rest of the blood.
This is enhanced with platelets, growth factors, and stem cells. This precious resource is injected back into a patient’s skin resulting in a rejuvenated natural appearance.
PRP comprises several different growth determinants & other cytokines that can encourage the healing of soft tissue. Platelet-rich plasma therapy has been practised for years in many areas of medicine, as well as orthopaedics, dermatology, & dentistry. It is indicated for wound healing, alopecia (hair loss), & face rejuvenation. It can have several benefits including
- PRP is one of the cutting edge procedures for skin rejuvenation.
- Clinical indications for PRP are Volumetric regeneration
- Filling effect and tissue augmentation
- Cosmetic rejuvenation
- Softening of depressions, wrinkles, lines and acne scarring
- Enhanced wound healing
- Post-surgery, burns, ulcerations(chronic diabetic or venous ulceration hair loss)