This is a rejuvenating technique that involves skin micro-needling with platelet rich plasma.
Since scientific research discovered this new advanced rejuvenating technique involving small quantities of one’s own blood being applied to the area in question to regenerate tissue, it has become a much valued treatment that leads to excellent results.
For some years now, this technique has been used in leading hospitals and clinics in various fields, e.g. for regenerating tendons and treating stubborn skin ulcers. First, a patient’s blood sample is collected in specific tubes that contain anti-coagulants. Next, different plasma fractions are obtained through blood centrifugation. Then, the plasma fraction with the higher content in platelets is used.
Preparation of Plasma
Calcium chloride is added to activate platelets and release growth factors. In the areas where growth factors are applied, there is a natural stimulation of skin cells that produce collagen or fibroblasts, thus obtaining a regenerated skin. Besides working with small blood samples, one of the main advantages of this technique is that we can slow down the release of growth factors for them to act where they have been injected. The liquid plasma is injected into specific area that we want to rejuvenate.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
On the day of consultation, once your PRP is ready, it is micro-injected in less than 20 minutes into the area to be rejuvenated. Biostimulation with PRP will likely become one of the main pillars for rejuvenation and prevention of skin ageing in the future. Biostimulation involves different procedures which activate the anabolic functions of fibroblasts biologically, mainly the production of type III collagen, elastine and hyaluronic acid from their precursors: proline, lysine and glucosamine, respectively.
Adequate activation of fibroblasts produces proteins known as growth factors. These determine: –
- Augmentation of fibroblast proliferation and fibroblast stimulation. Fibroblasts are cells responsible for the generation of the extracellular matrix of the skin.
- Augmentation of Type III and Type IV collagen synthesis (non scar)
- Stimulation of the physiological process of skin regeneration. In other words: (re) generation of new functional tissue identical to the original.
Procedures where this technique can be used
- Non-ablative Laser Rejuvenation
- Radiofrequency for the treatment of skin laxity
- Laser Treatment or Peeling for the removal of dark spots
- Skin hydration treatment with a complex of hyaluronic acid and multivitamins, amino acids and minerals
By nature, hyaluronic acid is present in very living being and covers the space between cells and tissues. 56% of hyaluronic acid of our body is in the skin. This substance helps retain a great quantity of water and stimulates the generation of collagen and elastin. Moreover, it has an antioxidant power that blocks free radicals. With ageing, the quantity of hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases, therefore, the ability of retaining water is reduced. Consequently, first symptoms of skin ageing are visible. When we pinch a young person’s skin, it flattens out within a few seconds, while in older people it takes longer, and wrinkles appear.
There is a new technique that restores skin hydration and elasticity that is lost over the years. We are talking about the injections of hyaluronic acid along with a multivitamin complex. Thanks to this treatment, a safe and rapid deep hydration takes place, and skin becomes smoother and brighter. Whatsmore, after several sessions, fibroblast activity increases and provides an even healthier, fresher and younger appearance. It can be applied on face, neck, neckline and back of the hands. The number of sessions depends on the stage of skin ageing. The average number of treatment sessions required is 4 (carried out every 2-3 weeks), and one follow-up session every 2-3 months. Depending on a patient’s habits, results may last longer or shorter. Smoking does not contribute to long-lasting effects.
Hyaluronic acid is injected in the skin dermis through micro-injections. Then, the treated area is moulded to facilitate its spread.