Appealing to more patients who seek a natural method of slowing the ageing process focuses on PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma), or ACR (Autogolous Cellular Rejuvenation), an aesthetic practice that is a tolerable and safe procedure. PRP is fully utilised in many countries such as the UK, Japan, Asia, and Europe to slow and rejuvenate the ageing of the face. Five years ago, Regen PRP was introduced in Australia, which references epithelial and mesenchymal rejuvenation in the process of applying one’s own enriched autologous plasma.
Backed by science, PRP augments and regenerates the soft and hard tissue, this obtains its source from concentrated platelet-rich blood. With the help of blood clotting set aside, platelets provide growth release factors that stimulate cells for the regeneration of new tissues in the human body so it may repair itself. Through a process known as Centrifugation, PRP can be separated from the blood with a simple process. Creating a danger-free zone of disease transmission, only your own plasma is utilised to induce a quicker healing process of the body.
The consistency of wrinkle rejuvenation and other facial ageing in those who have a modest grade of chronological or photo ageing have been represented in many case studies across England, Asia, South Africa, Japan, and Europe. There is an importance in selecting patients for this process, and skin diseases are excluded. Improvement of tone and skin texture has been noticeable within three weeks, followed by an ongoing change of improvements for the following few months depending on patient health. As with all skin treatments, enhancement can be delivered through the appropriate cosmeceuticals. Platelets have various functions and contain important growth factors responsible for:
- Increasing collagen production
- Tissue regeneration and rejuvenation
- Recruiting other cells to the site of injury
- Inducing cell differentiation
- Initiating vascular in-growth
- Extra cellular matrix formation
Biological Glue: Assists in tissue adhesion, especially with bone grafts, skin flaps and trauma.
It is an “own body” physiological product rather than human donor or animal derived products.
All of these steps are vital for the regeneration of collagen and natural healing.
Safe and physiologically active
Provides quick and simple preparation
All procedures are done on the premises using a Regen approved TGA PRP Harvesting system.
No products are taken off the premises
Is able to be used in various locations for dermal rejuvenation
A blood sample is taken prior to treatment, 8ml to 32ml is extracted from the patient and quickly placed in a centrifuge for five to nine minutes. When the centrifugation is finished, the plasma is separated into three layers:
Red blood cells
The ‘buffy coat’, a combination of white blood cells and platelets from the red blood cells.
Rich platelets are then extracted from the plasma gel base an injected into the fat layer or deep dermis of the skin. The platelets slowly increase the collagen that can lead to increased skin thickness and healthier skin.
How long does the procedure last?
For two tubes the procedure takes approx. 45 minutes to 1 hour.
What body and facial areas are treatable?
The Peri Orbital Rim – Around the eyes
Jaw line and sub malar
Thinning skin on the neck
Back of hands
Additional areas include the elbows, knees, post baby tummy and upper arms. Procedures may be combined with skin needling and lasers at the time of surgery.
Possible side effects of PRP Facial Rejuvenation
Minimal: Patents should expect swelling, redness, bruising and possibly headaches for the initial 12-24 hours.
Modest: Some patients could become faint and there could be a noticeable bruise at the venapuncture location for 2-3 days.
What to expect from ACR-PRP.
Enhanced results from Cosmeceutical and Light therapies
Improved hydration is noticeable in 2-3 weeks with improved skin texture gradually noticeable in the first few months.
Severe scarring may not respond to treatments
Advanced wrinkles are not reversible and minimal improvement is common for wrinkles caused from tobacco and alcohol use.
Continuing PRP treatments are common and safe. PRP-ACR is well tolerated and effective, but it is important to select patients carefully if predictable outcomes are expected.
What should I do prior to the PRP procedure?
If you are found suitable for this treatment, you should do the following:
Remain hydrated in the 48 hours prior to the procedure
Reduce caffeine and alcohol intake
Lower fat intake
Eliminate use of green tea, Omegas and other supplements that may increase bruising