PRP therapy for Facial Rejuvenation
What is PRP therapy on Facial rejuvenation?
Platelet concentrate means plentiful amounts of platelets that are concentrated into a small volume of plasma. PRP or platelet-rich plasma is described as a biologic product derived from autologous blood with the plasma fraction containing platelets at a concentration of more than 3 to 5 times above baseline. Platelets contain growth factors that are necessary for wound healing. The scientific evidence suggests that wound healing enhancement is seen using concentrates of 10,00,000 platelets/μl. Any concentration lower than this cannot be depended on to enhance wound healing, and concentrations far more than this haven’t been scientifically proved to help and enhance healing.
So, PRP by virtue of its increased concentration of platelets and thereby an inflated amount of growth factors or cytokines have been theorized to encourage tissue repair and regeneration by neocollagenesis, neoangiogenesis, and much more. Today PRP therapy has become a very popular treatment for Facial rejuvenation due to its effectiveness, safety, and minimal or no complication rate.
How is PRP therapy for Facial rejuvenation performed?
Studies have shown that PRP by inducing neocollagenesis through activation of fibroblasts and by removing photodamaged extracellular matrix (ECM) components amplifies dermal elasticity and causes facial rejuvenation.
PRP is prepared by a double centrifuge technique in which autologous blood is taken with anticoagulants and spun down to separate the various cellular components of the blood in 2 steps to achieve an excellent platelet count. Once PRP is ready it can be injected into the face under local anesthetic or numbing cream depending upon the patient’s comfort. Multiple intradermal injections of PRP after activating it are given all over the face including the infraorbital area. 3 sessions each at a gap of 1 month of PRP therapy along with micro-needling (collagen induction therapy) with derma pen with needle depth of 0.7 to 1mm has been shown to give very good results for rejuvenating the aged skin and acne scars.
What to expect and how to go ahead with the treatment with Dr. Arun once you have decided?
Dr. Arun Panda is a fellowship-trained Facial Cosmetic Surgeon. He is well experienced in various Facial plastic surgeries, Non-surgical Facial aesthetic procedures, and Hair Transplant surgery. His practice is totally dedicated to what he mentions as “creating beautiful faces”! Nonsurgical facial aesthetic procedures require an aesthetic approach and a multitude of equipment to deliver satisfactory results. His practice is equipped with every possible device and lasers to deliver the best possible aesthetics. His international training helps him to have a global and realistic approach to all facial aesthetic concerns.
Over the last three decades, the application of PRP in various fields of medicine with enormous positive results has encouraged its use for facial rejuvenation and the results have been very satisfying. This has made it a gold standard for facial rejuvenation and hair loss therapy. Since the release of bioactive cytokines helps in neocollagenesis which takes care of the aging process of wrinkle formation, one can expect a wrinkle-free and smooth skin with multiple sittings of PRP therapy. Dr. Arun does the careful clinical evaluation of the patient before suggesting the PRP therapy to the patient. If patient selection is right, aged facial skin responds very well and patients can expect excellent rejuvenation results.
Statistics (scale of 1 to 10):
Pain factor: 2-3
Patient satisfaction: 10