Plasma Skin Rejuvenation
This procedure involves taking your own blood. This is then spun down in a centrifuge where the yellow plasma is separated from the blood. This plasma is then injected into the skin to stimulate collagen. It can also be used to accelerate the healing of wounds and can be injected into joints in order to stimulate healing.
The Plasma injected in the wrinkles is different as the idea is not to fill the wrinkles. Plasma stimulates the fibroblasts which will produce new collagen, biostimulating and regenerating a new dermis as well as moisturizing and renewing the skin. This technique can be very helpful in areas such as the neck where dermal fillers maybe unsuited.
The treatment is indicated for fine lines and wrinkles, especially near the eyes. Loose skin, dark circles around the eyes, mild acne scarring, stretch marks and hair restoration.
The procedure takes about 45 minutes and results are seen gradually over the next few months.
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Plasma Skin Rejuvenation
What are the key advantages of Plasma Skin Rejuvenation?
The key advantages of Plasma Skin Rejuvenation are:
- Low risk because it’s your own blood
- Non-surgical with minimal side effects (bruising is really the only side effect)
- Natural: uses your own platelet cells with a high concentration of growth factor
Who is a good candidate for Plasma Skin Rejuvenation?
The treatment is ideal for individuals looking for gradual but noticeable improvement in skin texture, tone and colour with minimal or no downtime. The results will vary, though in the greater majority of instances, will give you a fresher healthier appearance.
How many Treatments are required?
Generally we find excellent results after approx. 3-4 treatments.
How long does it last?
Individual results will vary, though typically you can expect results to last for approx. 18 months to 2 years.
What can I expect from my initial consultation?
During the initial consultation, your cosmetic clinician will provide an assessment of your needs and desires. Blood is collected, the same as when you have a simple blood test.
Whilst you wait the blood is centrifuged for about 5-10 minutes. This allows the blood to be separated into:
2. Red blood cells
3. Platelets and white blood cells.
The Platelet Rich Plasma is then extracted with a syringe, and is usually activated with Calcium Chloride. The Calcium Chloride causes more ‘growth factor’ to be released which improves stem cells stimulation for more repairs and more production of healthy tissue. Local anaesthesia is provided and the Platelet Rich Plasma is injected into the appropriate areas.
The procedure is uncomfortable but relatively pain free. Bruising is typically one of the only real complications. Platelets gradually increase collagen and overall health of the skin.
The newly produced collagen begins to plump the skin and reverse the visible signs of aging. The skin will appear to be slightly sunburned for up to 48 hours with little or no associated discomfort.
Within two to three weeks, most patients notice that their skin feels and appears firmer and has a healthy, vibrant glow. The improvements continue over the next 12 months, as new collagen production continues to improve the overall appearance of the dermis.
What is involved with therapy aftercare?
After your treatment, it is important to keep your skin thoroughly hydrated and to apply an 30 SPF (or greater) sunscreen multiple times a day especially during the summer months.