prp platelet rich plasma
PRP works simply by utilising your own platelets' natural healing power: by releasing growth factors, they instruct the body to create new collagen and elastin for firmer, smoother and better toned skin. The platelet solutions can be introduced with injections or by using a microneedling technique, or as a topical addition to resurfacing.
PRP literally points the body's regenerative powers wherever the practitioner wants to point them!
This product of blood manipulation has been used successfully for years to heal sports injuries - it is now becoming the treatment of choice by women to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, sun damage and even dark circles under their eyes.
The treatment, Platelet Rich Plasma, is gaining popularity for the same reasons athletes chose it: because of its organic nature, and because it works. It uses plasma taken from the patient’s own blood instead of chemicals injected into the body. The possibility of side effects is practically nonexistent because the body is unlikely to reject its own blood.
The treatment has become popularly known as the Vampire Facelift thanks to one celebrity, Kim Kardashian, who tried and recommended the procedure, and gave it its nickname.
Dr John has been trained to perform this procedure.
The PRP Facial consists of PRP applied to skin that has been prepared by an automatic microneedle. Thise micro-needling makes tiny “wounds” in the skin which accept the PRP serum, and this begins the process of collagen creation along with the tissue enhancement from growth factors found in the plasma serum.
Additionally, STEM CELLS are recruited by the chemical attraction of these growth factors. The result is quite literally fantastic!
This ability to direct the body's phenomenal healing potential opens up huge therapeutic doors. For example, knee arthritis, and ligament and cartilage damage may be repaired. This has never previously been possible!
Usually 2 - 3 treatments will suffice to achieve a good result.
Some references may be useful: see an article giving a South African perspective.