Women always pay close attention to the imperfections of their face or body and look for effective ways to eliminate them. They come to the aid of scientific developments of minimally invasive correction methods that give quick, most natural results and do not require long-term rehabilitation. In 2003, Russian scientists created and successfully used an injectable form of platelet autoplasma, which was a new stage in the development of regenerative medicine. This technology, which is called Plasmolifting™, is actively used not only in surgery, dentistry and therapy, but also in injection cosmetology.
What is the basis of PRP therapy, application in cosmetology
PRP-therapy is a modern method of rejuvenation and treatment with the help of plasma. With the injection of plasma isolated from the patient’s blood, the activation of recovery and metabolic processes occurs.
This is the main feature of plasma therapy: effectiveness is achieved by stimulating the immune and regenerative functions of one’s own body, which begins to produce the required number of new cells.
Since the main material is an autologous component, and not a foreign substance, the risk of intolerance and allergic reactions is minimal.
Concentrated platelets, obtained in a special way from the blood, are used as stimulators of the processes of lost functions and allow solving aesthetic problems: restore skin elasticity and firmness, even out color, and eliminate wrinkles.
When combined with other procedures, such as botulinum therapy, plasma therapy enhances the effect obtained, and when performing traumatic cosmetic procedures (laser resurfacing), it reduces the rehabilitation period.
Indications for use in the field of cosmetology
With the use of PRP therapy, many problems from the field of dermatocosmetology are successfully solved.
Injections with autoplasma are indicated for:
- Superficial scars, scars, stretch marks;
- Wrinkles and creases of the skin;
- Uneven complexion and photoaging;
- The initial stages of gravitational ptosis;
- Dryness and peeling of the skin;
- Hair loss and thinning.
Also, indications can be contouring, “beauty injections”, mesotherapy of the skin of the face, deep chemical peels, thread lifting. These cosmetic procedures are quite aggressive, so the combination with plasmolifting gives a restorative and wound-healing effect.
Despite the safety of the method, in some cases, plasma injections should be avoided.
- Pregnancy and breastfeeding;
- Inflammatory processes;
- Allergy to anticoagulants;
- Chronic diseases in the acute stage;
- Viral and infectious diseases;
- Oncology and blood diseases;
- Anemia of moderate and severe degree;
- low number of platelets in the blood;
- neuroses and mental disorders;
- Fever and high temperature.
The procedure should be performed with caution if the patient is being treated with drugs that reduce blood clotting.
Since the patient’s platelet plasma is used, women should be aware that changes in platelet levels depend on the day of the menstrual cycle. If PRP therapy is carried out in the first half of the cycle, the result will be more noticeable.
The effect of PRP therapy
Plasma therapy is a low-traumatic procedure with a wide spectrum of action. Patients notice the result after the first session, but significant improvements occur after the start of internal processes for 2-3 weeks.
After PRP facelift:
- The number of wrinkles is reduced;
- The skin is moisturized, elastic, without peeling and rashes;
- Reduces pigmentation and evens out color
- The oval is tightened and the contours are improved;
- Dark circles under the eyes disappear.
With alopecia, a course of plasma therapy is able to stop hair loss, restore the structure and density of the hairline due to the active growth of new hair.
Cellulite on the thighs, striae, scars and scars after injections become less pronounced. If the situation is not too neglected, then it is quite possible to completely solve the problem within a year.
How many times you need to do the procedure
The number of procedures depends on what problems are to be solved, the degree of their complexity, individual characteristics, and age. On average, the course is designed for 4 visits, with breaks of 7-14 days, and to maintain the effect, the course is repeated once every six months. If a patient under 30 years old needs to eliminate minor skin imperfections, then 1-2 sessions will be enough.