The Growing Popularity of Platelet Rich Plasma TreatmentsMarch 15, 2016
A new revolutionary yet unusual treatment promises to heal and regenerate tissues in all areas of our bodies.
Ever wonder what you can do to keep your youthful appearance, as naturally as possible? Turns out, we all have our very own fountain of youth in our bodies.
Considered a ‘miracle drug’, cosmetic Platelet Rich Plasma Therapies are skin rejuvenation treatments that use a mixture of your own blood to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
Known for their regenerative properties, PRP’s primary benefit is that it aids the growth of new collagen which is an important element in repairing wrinkled, blemished, sun-damaged skin, while slowing down the ageing process.
Our ageing skin
Through time, our skin begins to lose volume and smoothness. This manifests as deep depressions around the nose and the mouth, lips and frown lines, a loss of plumpness in the cheeks, sagging skin around the jawline and dehydrated skin.
An expert in medical aesthetic treatments, Chief Physician at Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, Dr Cussell leverages the power of latest cosmetic treatments to help patients regain the appearance they once had. Regarding the ageing of the face, he explains, “The process can be accelerated by your genetic background, facial expressions and your lifestyle, like a poor diet, smoking and sun exposure.”
Apart from the toll this takes on our appearance, accelerated ageing also causes oxidative stress, which manifests as heavy wrinkling, uneven skin tones and hyperpigmentation.
Why choose PRP?
Platelets are neither cells nor molecules, but act as blood clotting tools in your bloodstream. They are called cell fragments.
Platelet rich plasma works as an extract of your own blood that contains 7-9% concentration of Platelet Rich Plasma with 98 different growth factors. Although we have identified many more growth factors that occur naturally in our skin that stimulate everyday tissue remodelling, PRP does contain most of the important growth factors for tissue and injury healing.
The procedure consists of extracting the patient’s blood, spinning it in a centrifuge to get the platelets and then injecting it back into the patient’s skin to initiate growth factor response.
Dr Cussell highlights the impressive features of platelets: “Although platelets have a wide range of biological features, these are best known for their clotting characteristics. It’s what gives them their healing properties.”
Many biochemical factors contribute to the healing process — it’s a complex mechanism, to say the least. Dr.Cussell explains that platelets are part of that equation, playing a critical role in tissue repair and regeneration. Specifically, platelets control fundamental instruments that stimulate healing including cellular migration, proliferation, and angiogenesis.
As stem cells continue to be stimulated by an ongoing treatment, these recruit collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts. These help make the switch between the aged tissue and the healthy looking skin, for a refreshed and rejuvenated look.
Drivers of growth
The main factors that contribute to the growing popularity of PRP treatments are the growing demand for non-invasive treatments and increasing awareness and trust in modern medical treatments.
As Dr Cussell states, “PRP treatments have become heavily used in the cosmetic field, specifically to replace cosmetic surgeries for non-invasive alternative. A good example in this case would be the vampire facelift, which uses the platelet for a rejuvenated look.”
According to the statistics provided by the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISAPS), 11 million non-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed worldwide in 2013, including approximately 3 million dermal filler procedures.
Dr Cussell feels that this is the main driver of popularity for PRP injections: “The cosmetic industry has seen a huge demand for surgery free treatments. The fact that platelet based treatments account for 30% of worldwide procedures is proof that the beauty industry is one of the leading factors in the rise of popularity in PRP therapies.”
Popular complementary treatments
A few weeks after treatment, the effects of cosmetic PRP treatments can be seen and may even last up to 12 months, depending on each individual.
You can improve the effects by combining treatments that complement PRP such as injecting dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections into troubled areas. Dr Cussell advises patients who are wishing to gain immediate and long-lasting effects to try combining fillers with wrinkle injections. Fillers provide a matrix for building new collagen and can be used to accelerate and sustain the benefits of wrinkle injections.
What patients want
The needs of every patient vary when it comes to cosmetic treatments, which is why these should be addressed on an individual basis. At Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, we specialise in latest and leading cosmetic procedures. As a part of our commitment to customer care, we offer complimentary consultation to ensure all patients get what they want and are happy with the results.
An ideal treatment for sports injuries, orthopedic diseases, cardiothoracic diseases, and neurological diseases, PRP injections are often used as dermal fillers in the beauty industry.
Dr Cussell states that a main reason why patients are so fond of the treatment is that you can see the effects in a short period of time, due to the fact that it requires very little healing time.
At Rejuvenation Clinics of Australia, our team of expert clinicians have the right knowledge and tools to perform platelet rich plasma therapies so you are sure to get the results you always hope for.
If you are looking for an all-natural rejuvenation treatment, contact us today and see what we can do for you!