What is platelet rich plasma facial biostimulation?
Facial biostimulation with platelet-rich plasma or PRP, is a medical-aesthetic treatment that stimulates the regeneration of collagen and elastin lost over the years and helps combat sagging, premature aging of the face, neck, décolleté and hands, defines the facial frame, softens scars, dark circles, stretch marks, flaccidity, revitalizes the capillary area, among others.ç
How it is performed?
The PRP is obtained by centrifugation of the traction tube of the patient's own blood. Once centrifuged, a platelet precipitate is obtained to which a compound called classical chloride is added that will break down these platelets and release the GROWTH FACTORS. (Without this step, the PRP is NEVER effective.) At the Aesthetic Medical Clinic of Doctor Omar López located in Gran Canaria, we have performed this technique since 1997 due to our knowledge in oral and maxillofacial surgery. We also add vitamins, hyaluronic acid, etc. to the product to add hydration to its regenerating and revitalizing effects. Once obtained, they are administered to the patient as mesotherapy or intradermal micro injections, producing an activation of the fibroblast and stimulating the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. One of the advantages of facial biostimulation with platelet-rich plasma is that being a biological substance manufactured by our body, it does not create an immune foreign body reaction and does not carry the risk of an allergic reaction. It is a blood derivative, exclusive for each patient that stimulates the production of collagen, elastin and epidermal tissue, which translates into a smoother, brighter and higher quality skin.
What RESULTS are obtained?
• A smoother and younger skin is achieved.
• Sagging is fought.
• Wrinkles are diminished and small furrows disappear.
• The elasticity of the skin is increased.
• Firmness is achieved in the dermis.
• A more hydrated skin is achieved.
• The appearance of open pores is improved.
• Scars, keloids and stretch marks on the skin are improved.
• Facial redness disappears.
The results are usually observed a week and reach their maximum after 20-30 days, noting an effect of greater smoothness, elasticity and luminosity. It is recommended to do a cycle of three sessions per year with n an interval of 30 days between each one, it can be used alone or combined with other treatments, depending on the needs of each patient. The procedure takes about an hour and the application is quick.
Who is it recommended for?
It is recommended for anyone over 30 who wants to avoid the first signs of aging and keep their skin plump for longer. However, it is also recommended for elderly people to improve the appearance of wrinkles and stimulate collagen production that decreases over the years. Despite being a safe treatment, we have to take into account that there are some contraindications such as thrombopenia (low platelets), anticoagulant therapy such as aspirin, active infections, cancer and pregnancy. This is why the monitoring and assessment of a specialist doctor in the practice of this treatment is required.