For many women, the decisive criteria when choosing cosmetic procedures are their naturalness and safety. Plasmolifting for the face is an absolutely natural method of skin rejuvenation based on injections of the patient’s blood. Due to the use of the human body’s own resources, it does not cause allergic reactions, promotes rapid cell regeneration.
What is plasmolifting
This innovative procedure is used in medicine and cosmetology. It has several names: plasma therapy, plasma lifting (Plasmolifting), PRP-therapy (short for Platelet rich plasma). It is the introduction of microdoses of the patient’s plasma under the skin.
The procedure takes about an hour. Venous blood is taken from the client, and plasma is separated using a special apparatus. The resulting drug is injected under the skin. It contains a large number of platelets, stimulates the natural process of producing stem cells, collagen. As a result, the skin looks fresh and supple, a healthy complexion is restored, pigmentation is reduced and the aging process slows down.
The method is used for various areas of the body. The most common PRP therapy is the face, neck, and décolleté. Injections into the scalp are an effective way to treat alopecia (hair loss).
Important! Plasmolifting is a type of autohemotherapy – a medical technique based on the use of the patient’s own blood without dividing it into plasma and red blood cells.
Patients of cosmetology clinics prefer plasma therapy for a number of reasons:
- Naturalness and safety of the procedure. Only the patient’s own plasma is used. Allergic reactions and the likelihood of infection are excluded;
- Improvement in skin quality. Due to the stimulation of regeneration processes, traces of scars, acne are smoothed out, age spots, vascular network (rosacea) become less noticeable;
- Slowing down the aging process. The production of collagen and hyaluronic acid by the cells of the body is accelerated. The skin rejuvenates, becomes more elastic, mimic wrinkles are smoothed out, the oval of the face is tightened, puffiness disappears;
- The effect of plasmolifting is noticeable after the first procedure. The result of the course of injections is maintained for 2 years;
- The technique has no side effects and can be combined with other cosmetic procedures.
Another plus of PRP therapy is that it takes a little time. The session lasts 60 minutes.
Like any cosmetic procedure, plasmolifting has disadvantages:
- Plasma injections cause pain. The lower the patient’s pain threshold, the more pronounced the syndrome will be;
- The introduction of the drug occurs with a needle. At the injection site, small hematomas and swelling occur. They usually disappear on their own after a few days. If the skin is very sensitive, traces remain for about a week;
- High price. Although the drug is created from the client’s biomaterial, the technical equipment and services of a cosmetologist are expensive;
- It is necessary to choose a specialist carefully. Any violation of the integrity of the skin should be carried out by a person with a medical education, in full compliance with sanitary standards.
The disadvantages of PRP therapy also include the mandatory preparation for the procedure by the client. Without following the diet and the doctor’s recommendations, it is difficult to correct skin imperfections with injections.
Indications for plasma therapy
The technique will be effective in a number of cases:
- Decreased elasticity, dry skin, dull complexion;
- The presence of mimic and age wrinkles;
- Dysfunction of the sebaceous glands;
- Acne, post-acne, vascular network, traces of scars.
Autohemotherapy is a safe way to correct skin imperfections resulting from lack of sleep, stress, alcohol consumption, and certain dermatological diseases (eg, psoriasis).
For plasma therapy to be as effective as possible, the limitations of the technique must be considered. There are the following contraindications:
- Decreased immunity due to viral or bacterial infections;
- Inflammatory processes on the skin;
- blood diseases;
- Diabetes mellitus and other pathologies of the endocrine system;
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- History of mental illness;
The procedure is prohibited during the period of antibiotics. Despite the absence of allergies and adverse reactions, it is always necessary to consult a doctor before plasmolifting.