What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) is a completely natural way for skin to rejuvenate and repair since it uses your own blood and your body’s own healing powers in inducing tissue growth. PRP treatment is used medically to treat injuries such as sprained knees and chronic tendon injuries, or restore breast tissue, and speed healing. It is now also used as a non-surgical alternative to rejuvenate skin, improve scar tissue and improve sexual dysfunction in both men and women
PRP Therapy can be used to restore facial shape and rejuvenate skin in a Vampire FaceLift® and Vampire Facial®, to enhance the cleavage in a Vampire Breast Lift® as a non-surgical boob job, or combat hair loss in a Vampire Hair Restoration®. PRP treatment is also used in the Orgasm Shot® (O-Shot®) to treat urinary stress incontinence and Lichen sclerosus and Priapus Shot® (P-Shot®) to increase sexual satisfaction and treat Peyronie’s disease.
Blood platelets contain growth factors that stimulate collagen synthesis, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration. Plasma contains fibrinogen, a protein that catches platelets at a wound site to form a clot. An amount of blood is drawn, just like in a blood test, and spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets and plasma from the other components of blood. The PRP is usually then activated with calcium (chloride or gluconate) to trick the platelets into thinking that they are in the body and the body has been injured.
The PRP is then injected multiple times in specific areas with a small needle, creating the equivalent of mini-wounds. Multi-potent stem cells already in your skin therefore become activated ‘believing’ that new and younger tissue is needed. As a result, new tissue that includes new collagen is grown, new fatty tissue is produced for skin smoothness and new blood vessels (neovascularisation) are formed to increase blood flow for a healthier glow and better quality skin.
At the Urban Aesthetix Clinic, PRP Therapy is sometimes combined with HA fillers (Vampire FaceLift®) Dermapen™ skin needling (Vampire Facial®) or mesotherapy skin rejuvenation injections for optimum results.