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Platelet-Rich Plasma For Skin Rejuvenation & Hair Restoration

What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated platelet-rich plasma protein derived from one’s own whole blood. The blood is centrifuged to remove red blood cells to yield a greater concentration of growth factors and other cytokines. These factors can be used for hair restoration procedures stimulate dormant hair follicles and encourage them to grow again. PRP improves skin texture, as well as age-related changes like fine lines and laxity.This procedure has become popularly known as the Vampire Facelift.  Aurora uses the celluVance™ leukocyte containing PRP (L-PRP) kit which achieves optimal results as leukocytes possess anti-infectious actions and immune regulation properties.

How Does PRP Work?

Collagen is essential for the skin’s elasticity for a smooth and youthful appearance. The growth factors and cytokines that are necessary to stimulate new collagen production are contained in the fraction of your blood that is called “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP). PRP is rich in platelets, stem cells and growth factors and accelerates the healing process by taking advantage of the body’s natural healing pathways. The autologous (meaning from one’s own body) PRP will be obtained by your physician using the commercially available “easy-to-use centrifugal system” celluVance™ PRP kit.

After injection of the autologous PRP, the healing factors will mimic and accelerate the normal healing process via new cell production and collagen formation at the targeted area. PRP has been widely used for many years in plastic surgery, orthopaedics, dentistry, soft tissue implants, and other types of implants. Sports physicians are using autologous Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to accelerate healing of various sports related injuries and aesthetic practitioners are using it for skin rejuvenation in patients with severe photo-aging and scarring.

Is PRP Safe?

Yes. The celluVance™ products uses the patient’s own blood (autologous)  to extract the PRP rich in growth factors, therefore it cannot elicit an allergic response or cause any kind of cross infection. The celluVance ™ products concentrates platelets via a 1-step centrifugation step in special tubes followed by a safe and effective, thrombin-free activation method, thereby eliminating the risk of immunological reactions.

However, as with any other medical treatment, there are always possible risks and side effects.  It is necessary for your doctor to explain these possible risks and side effects to you in full before your treatment.

Are There Any Side Effects To PRP?

Side effects may include:

  • Possibility of symptoms worsening

    • Body’s natural response to inflammatory mediators

  • As with any injection:

    • Possibility of infection

    • No relief of symptoms

    • Neurovascular injury

    • Scar tissue formations at the injection site

    • Slight bruising at injection site

How Long Does Each Treatment Take?

Each procedure can take up to 60 minutes.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

Optimal results will be visible after 4-6weeks after a once-off treatment but for optimal results 2-3 treatments are advised spaced 4-8 weeks apart. Mild to moderate cases will respond the best and follow-up treatments will most likely be necessary every 6-12 months. More severe cases will need more frequent follow-up treatments and/or combination therapy.

Is There Any Downtime?

Full recovery may take up to 4 days.  However, most of our clients are back at work the next day.

What Can Be Treated With PRP?

PRP is typically used to treat the following conditions:

  • Improvement of skin texture & reduction of pigmentation

  • Fine lines and wrinkles:

    • Peri-orbital area

    • Nasolabial area

    • Décolleté

  • Scars from:

    • Acne

    • Burns (chemical, laser etc.)

    • C-section and other surgical procedures

  • Arrest and reversal of early hair loss and thinning

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