PRP, an acronym for Platelet-rich plasma, is an effective treatment for facial rejuvenation. The treatment involves the collection of your blood, around 8 mL, from a vein in your arm and placed in a special tube. This tube is then positioned inside a centrifuge (rotating) machine to separate the red component of the blood and the yellowish platelet-rich plasma. The separation of these two components will usually take around 5 minutes.
The PRP is introduced into the skin using a dermapen (a special pen-like medical instrument where the tip is outfitted with tiny needles). This damage caused by the dermapen and the introduction of the PRP beneath the skin stimulates the tissues causing a mild inflammation that triggers the healing process and results in the development of new collagen. As this collagen matures, it starts to shrink and tighten the skin. Improvement is noticeable within three weeks but full collagen regeneration is achieved at approximately three months.
The advantage of PRP is that it can be done to all skin types and tones. The treatment is painless since an anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin and left for half an hour. The main treatment will generally last around 20 to 30 minutes. You will feel a burning sensation immediately after the treatment. The skin will also appear pinkish to reddish for the initial 12 to 24 hours. Light bruising is also not uncommon and will disappear in two to three days.
Another advantage of PRP is that it is nonallergenic because the platelet-rich plasma used is one’s own (autologous). Therefore, the possibility of having an allergic reaction is less likely to happen.
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Here in Dubai, PRP Treatment is available at London Centre for Aesthetic Surgery located in Dubai Healthcare City.
Drs. Maurizio and Roberto Viel have over 25 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery industry and are known for their expertise in cosmetic treatments and surgeries.
To book an appointment, or consultation in Dubai at our LCAS Dubai Healthcare City Clinic, please contact 04-375 2393 or email gulf@LCAS.com
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