Platelet Rich Plasma and Cosmetic and Aesthetic Treatment
The Role of PRP in Aesthetic Treatment
In both restorative and cosmetic surgery, the duration of inflammation and extended healing times can present problems for the patient. When PRP is used in surgery for reconstruction, reshaping, lifting, augmentation or reduction it can improve recovery times and reduce the trauma which patients often experience while waiting for post-operative stabilisation.
Recently, skin specialists have begun using PRP therapy with clients wanting healthier and more youthful looking skin. Treatment with PRP has volumising benefits on facial folds, laughter lines, acne scars, sun damage, wrinkles and crow’s feet. After PRP therapy, clients have also reported improvement in skin texture, colour and tone. Because PRP is autologous – extracted from the patient – there are no problems with allergic reactions or rejection.