PRP – Platelet Rich Plasma

For those who are seeking a more natural approach to anti-ageing procedures, PRP therapy is the ultimate biological skin rejuvenation treatment. The PRP technology provides a unique system for superior platelet extraction efficiency so that maximum growth factors can be introduced in the exact location where you want your skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.


What is PRP?

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is an extract of your own blood that contains a high concentration of platelets, growth factors, and active proteins essential for tissue regeneration and healing.


PRP is the ultimate biological skin rejuvenation treatment. It uses the patient’s own cells to refresh the complexion and provide overall rejuvenation by repairing the elasticity, colour and quality of the skin which minimizes wrinkles, scarring, and crepe skin; as well as a leading treatment in hair restoration.


What does Aesthetic PRP treat?

Skin Rejuvenation: In dermatology and cosmetic medicine, PRP has been used to treat overall health, tone and elasticity of the skin; reducing fine facial wrinkles / lines; minimising the appearance of scars / acne scarring; reducing under-eye dark circles / hollows; decreasing the visible signs of aged and sun damaged skin; promoting even skin tone and texture; addressing mild collagen and volume loss. As well as facial rejuvenation, PRP is a popular treatment to treat the neck, décolletage, back of hands, forearms, elbows, knees as well as stretch marks – abdomen, breasts, thighs and buttocks.


Hair Restoration: When PRP is injected into the scalp the application of PRP causes miniaturized hair follicles to become healthier and larger, producing more robust hair growth. PRP activates follicular progenitor cells (adult stem cells) and promotes angiogenesis and localised cell growth. Effective for both male and female pattern hair loss.


How does PRP work for Skin Rejuvenation?

When PRP is injected back into the skin layers it initiates a local stem cell response. In the weeks and months following treatment these stem cells help to form new collagen structure and blood vessels, repair and regenerate damaged skin, and help slow and reverse the signs of aging, creating healthy skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated


Science of PRP

PRP works by recreating and stimulating the body’s natural healing process. When tissue is injured, the body responds by sending specific ‘super healer’ cell types to the site of injury to start the repairing process and regeneration of new tissue. These ‘super healer’ cells are platelets.


Platelets perform many functions in our bodies, including formation of a blood clot and release of growth factors (GF) into injured tissue or a wound to start the healing process. Ageing skin requires a helping hand to initiate the healing and repair process, and this is where PRP therapy excels. PRP provides all of the essential Growth Factors (GFs) that stimulate healing and improves the body’s own ability to heal in a safe and effective way.


Cosmetic PRP Facial Rejuvenation is a procedure that harnesses the healing power of platelets and growth factors from your blood to stimulate a stem cell response. These stem cells assist in creating new collagen and blood vessels, repair and regenerate damaged skin to help slow and reverse the signs of ageing.


Is there Evidence that PRP Works?

Worldwide research has proven that PRP is effective for regeneration of tissues. Published clinical studies have demonstrated that PRP is beneficial for rejuvenation of facial ageing, including wrinkling in persons with modest grades of photo or chronological aging. There are over 5,000 published scientific research papers on the use of PRP to improve healing – across all treatment areas, eg: surgery, sports medicine, orthopedics, dental and aesthetic.


When are Results Apparent?

Immediately after the procedure, the injected skin may feel tighter than usual, with lines / wrinkles appearing minimized. This response will subside and return to normal within 4 days. However the PRP under the surface of the skin, causes formation of new cells and improvement in subsurface layers of the skin. The results are gradual and vary between patients. Typically 3 weeks after treatment an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. Between 3 and 6 weeks, new collagen is made and new blood vessels are formed leading to an overall improvement in skin appearance. Reduction of fine lines and improvements to skin elasticity will continue for several months. Research has stated that the effects of cosmetic PRP can last 12 months to 2 years.


How Often Should PRP be Performed?

Published research and our Doctors’ results have shown that the best results are achieved by a series of 3 injections at 4 or 6 week intervals, and then yearly thereafter. Depending on the patient’s age, some patients choose to return every six months rather than yearly.


Why is Alocuro PRO-PRP Superior Vs other PRP?

It is important to note not all PRP treatments are equal. Many PRP devices produce a Platelet-Rich Plasma concentration only slightly higher than the concentration found in whole blood. Those products should not be marketed as PRP, as all leading researchers state that to be called PRP, the plasma extract should have a platelet concentration of at least 3 times the concentration level found in the patient’s blood.


Alocuro produces PRP in line with the recommended levels and can provide Platelet-Rich Plasma concentration up to 10 times normal concentration levels if required. The medium concentration levels that Alocuro recommends is generally 5 times normal levels, providing a superior therapeutic outcome for regeneration of tissue.

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