In recent months the therapy of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has gain strength especially in the aesthetic field.
But, the question is: What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) ?
Let’s begin in order and even better, let us start with the history of Plasma Rich in Plaquetas PRP, which dates back to 1994 when it was first used at the level of maxillofacial surgery. The specialists, in search of some adhesive material that aid in the reconstruction of bone, resorted to the use of blood extracting the plasma that is rich in fibrin and is obtained by a process of centrifugation. It is applyed in the area to treat having excellent results; reason to study in greater depth the plasma. Back then, it was discovered that it was rich in growth factors that helped the regeneration of tissues giving scientists a reason to start applying it in other areas of medicine such as Angiology (arteries and veins), orthopedics, traumatology, Dentistry and aesthetics.
This PRP Platelet Rich Plasma is an AUTOLOGOUS procedure that is obtained from the patient’s own blood. Several tubes of blood are taken from a peripheral vein that is later placed in a device called a centrifuge -which as its name says it centrifugates the blood- separating the plasma from the red blood cells. Once this process is completed, the plasma is removed and injected into the area to be treated: bone, vein, varicose ulcer or skin.
Currently many professionals add products in this plasma as natural medicines to enhance it’s effect.
We mentioned that Plaque Rich Plasma PRP is rich in growth factors such as COLLAGEN and ELASTIN, which over the years lowers its production in skin giving a look of wilted, dry, dull skin and accentuating lines of expression. When applying the Rich Plasma in PRP Platelets, the production of these growth factors is stimulated, causing the skin itself to produce new tissue, making a filling effect, improving the hydration and giving it an appearance of luminosity and rejuvenation.
The advantage of PRP is that when performed with the same blood as the patient, it represents a low risk.
The results can be observed in average within 7 days and the protocol of application varies according to the patient, but it is recommended from 3 to 4 sessions in the year to continue stimulating the process of tissue regeneration.
This invasive procedure must be performed by authorized and qualified personnel, in addition to a suitable site for its application.