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The beauty of Platelet Rich Plasma Transfer treatments
Skin Institute
August 10, 2016

One thing is certain; when it comes to cosmetic medicine treatments, only an expert will do.

If your car breaks down you want an experienced mechanic to help you. If you’re sick, you turn to a health professional, so why should it be any different when you’re dealing with your skin?

Over time it’s common to notice changes in the colour, texture, and tone of the skin.  Aging happens when the degeneration of skin cells is greater than the regeneration. When cells are damaged, they will either heal or die. In a nutshell, when the skin is being damaged at a faster rate than it can heal, aging occurs.

Damage can occur internally or externally from factors such as the sun or pollution. How your skin reacts to damaging events is based on a number of things: your genetics, how you live, where you live, and how you protect your skin. Skin can thin and thicken based on its health – thin skin may be sensitive and does not protect as well; thickened skin can affect the skin’s colour, luminosity, texture, and show up as deep lines.

Our skin is our largest organ but only receives seven per cent of our dietary nutrients, so it needs all the help it can get. Applying topical vitamins can help; you can read more on this in our recent article about cosmeceuticals.

Stimulating your skin to activate its own repair systems is also increasingly popular, and for many people knowing that your own resources are being used is a big plus. Enter facial-rejuvenation treatments, such as the increasingly popular PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma Transfer, which requires a high level of medical expertise in order to maximise the results.

The first step to a PRP treatment is a small amount of a client’s blood is drawn (just like any normal blood test). It’s then immediately spun in a medical centrifuge so that the plasma can be separated from your red blood cells. This plasma is then injected into the areas of concern on your face and neck.

Plasma contains platelets, that are fragments of cells which release growth factors – regenerative and healing substances that contribute to younger-looking skin.

PRP was originally developed to accelerate the healing of wounds.  It works by stimulating the skin’s own healing mechanisms, increasing levels of cell activity and collagen production in the skin.

But in order for results to be maximised, you definitely want to be in the hands of an experienced medical professional. At Skin Institute only registered nurses or doctors can perform the treatment.

PRP results include improving the tone of your skin, and enhancing your natural radiance and luminosity.  PRP is unique because it makes the most of your body’s own resources – making for a minimally invasive, but effective way to treat your skin.

For additional results, PRP is often combined with dermal needling, which induces the production of collagen and reduces the appearance of pores and scars.

Skin Institute has more than 20 years’ experience in skincare and remains at the forefront of the latest and most innovative appearance medicine techniques, to help you to feel confident and look the best you can.

Want to find out if PRP is right for you? Book a free one-on-one consultation with a Skin Institute Appearance Medicine nurse to have your skin assessed and to discuss your concerns and desires.