Platelet-rich plasma, a novel treatment of facial rejuvenation

Written by: Dra. Montserrat Casas Ripoll
Edited by: Ester Izquierdo Romagosa

Aging face and neck it can be seen in the loss of elasticity and skin thickness due to the reduction of collagen and elastin fibers and density of hyaluronic acid. Thus, over time, the neck skin wrinkles and sagging, may reach a double chin fat accumulation appear. nasolabial folds (lines running from the nose to the corners of the mouth) is also accentuated, wrinkles appear on the forehead and jaw line is blurred. To solve these signs of aging, one of the latest treatments in Aesthetic Medicine is facial rejuvenation with platelet - rich plasma (PRP).

What is the platelet - rich plasma?

The PRP is one of the techniques of modern cell regeneration, based on the properties of a substance called growth factor (FC), which is responsible for storing peripheral stem cells and stimulate mitosis (cell reproduction), resulting tissue regeneration. In other words, growth factors applied on the skin.


Treatment with platelet - rich plasma

PRP treatment lasts about one hour. First, a sample of blood is drawn and anticoagulated in a test tube. This test tube is placed in a centrifuge, which spins the blood to separate its components (red cells, white cells, plasma and platelets) for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, an anesthetic cream is applied all over the face and neck.

Once the components have been separated, the platelets are removed and prepared for injection into the skin, which has been anaesthetized. The PRP is injected in small amounts under the skin.


Facial rejuvenation with platelet - rich plasma

After injecting the PRP in the skin, growth factors begin to work on the skin and, as the weeks pass, one can see how the skin becomes thicker and has a larger amount of collagen, hyaluronic acid and fiber elastic. All this is explained by the creation of new vascular channels that increase the blood supply to the skin, which helps rejuvenate the skin from the inside.

So, at 21 days after treatment, the results can be seen in a healthier, bright and shiny skin, ultimately, younger.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Montserrat Casas Ripoll
Aesthetic Medicine

Dr. Casas is a real leader in aesthetic medicine, he runs his own clinic since 1987. He is PhD from the University of Málaga, has completed his training with a Masters in Aesthetic Medicine, Master in Senology and Breast Pathology. It is also formed in botulinum toxin treatment.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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