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Platelet-Rich Plasma - How Does It Rejuvenate You Skin?

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Dermatologist, Delhi  •  20years experience
Platelet-Rich Plasma - How Does It Rejuvenate You Skin?

Platelet-Rich Plasma is a kind of natural product that gets created from one’s own body. It is a concentrated form of blood plasma that contains around 3 to 5 times the number of platelets, which is found in a normal blood that circulates in the body.

A little amount of blood gets drawn from a person and then placed in a sterilized tube, which is then spun down in the form of a centrifuge so as to separate the different components present in the blood. White and Red blood cells get divided from the platelets and the crystal clear fluid called plasma. This plasma then contains higher number of platelets and hence, gets called as platelet rich plasma or PRP.

Why Skin Tends to Get Rejuvenated Through Platelets?

Platelets are basically the cells present in the blood that assist in helping tissue to get healed and thus, lead to the growth of new cells.

The process tends to take place in the following manner:

  • The PRP gets injected into some specific regions of the skin and it acts as a matrix to help promote a person’s own collagen to grow.
  • Regeneration of the tissue also takes places and hence the PRP acts in order to make the skin look naturally smooth and also in its tightened form.
  • In this manner, PRP helps in softening the wrinkles and leads to the creation of smoother texture and tone of the skin.

Let us take a look at the Background of PRP:

Platelet-Rich Plasma or PRP carries a long history with itself. It is being used in orthopaedic medicine, in reconstructive surgery and also in dentistry. Now, the benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma get applied on to the other fields of medicine such as:

  • Skin Wound Healing
  • Dermatology
  • Cosmetic Facial Rejuvenation

Scientific studies that have gone for 30 years, seems to tell us that PRP tends to grow new collagen when they get injected inside the skin and now recent studies have proved that Platelet-Rich Plasma can help skin get softened from the damage caused by sunlight and also deal with issues related to aging skin.

What Happens During and After the Procedure of Platelet-Rich Plasma?

The procedure is carried on something like this:

  • A small quantity of blood will be drawn from one’s body.
  • While the Platelet-Rich Plasma gets prepared, one’s skin would be cleaned and made ready for the treatment.
  • The injections take very less time and it is uncomfortable for people only to some extent.
  • The procedure takes hardly 15 minutes.
  • It is completely painless and do not require any care after the procedure gets completed.
  • People can get back doing their normal activities without any delay.
  • People can only come across mild swelling, reddish tinge or bruises that fade out within 3 days or so.
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