PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma and has been used for many years to help hair loss and skin rejuvenation. It is simply blood that contains more platelets than normal (as much as eight times). Using PRP in treatments enhances the body’s ability to repair, improves healing and speeds up downtime.
PRP treatment for the eyes and skin mainly involves three steps:
- The patient’s blood is drawn
- It is processed in a centrifuge machine to separate the plasma
- The plasma is then injected into the skin
Typical human blood consists of plasma that contains growth factors which are required in the healing process and cell growth. When platelet-rich plasma blood is injected into damaged tissues, such as in the skin, it triggers the body to grow new healthy cells in that area, increasing blood flow plus stimulates of elastin, collagen and hyaluronic acid production.
All treatments are subject to a medical check as there are certain conditions especially those with impaired clotting that may not be suitable for this treatment.
At AKB Aesthetics, all courses of treatment come with complimentary LED.