Does your skin need revitalizing? Do you have signs of aging? Are you after aesthetic medicine treatments but looking for natural products? Regen PRP is your answer.
Regen PRP Rejuvenation is a treatment, developed in Switzerland that uses patient’s own blood in order to stimulate skin cells. It uses the combination of richness from stimulated growth factors and stem cells to regenerate and revitalise damaged skin by restoring collagen.
The process involves a revolutionary designed test tube gel that separates out your own bioactive Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelets are small, irregularly shaped clear cell fragments in your body that consist of granules which store multiple growth factors with the aim of healing damaged tissue. Further still, your plasma contains other cells that assist in this healing process. Using both platelets and plasma for the treatments means that clients get the most beneficial outcome when reversing the aging of their skin.
The advantages of Regen PRP Rejuvenation is that it is safe and physiologically active, preparation is simple and quick and can be used in multiple areas for dermal rejuvenation. The procedure is completed on the Physicians premises in the appointment time. Prior to treatment a simple blood sample of 8 – 20 mls is extracted from the patient. This blood is immediately placed in the centrifuge for 8 minutes. When centrifugation is complete your plasma will be separated from your red blood cells and the platelet rich plasma is then combined with an activator and is injected back into your skin.
Over the years, it has become more evident that serious aesthetic clinics are considering offering this science based treatment. With more patients now asking for natural and autologous (own cell) options to combat aging skin, Regen PRP Rejuvenation is the perfect option for anyone. Beautiful You spoke with Dr Joanna Romanowska from Clinic 42 about her vast knowledge and experience and answered some of our questions about this groundbreaking new treatment.
What can PRP offer to patients?
When patients have PRP treatment, not only does it improve the texture, but it improves the quality of the skin. It improves deteriorating skin and also enhances the health of your skin.
Can you tell me about your experience using PRP?
My experience has always been very positive with PRP. Once patients start to see the results after 3-6 months, they are delighted with the results. Patients are also very happy with PRP because unlike botulinum toxin or dermal fillers, this is a natural process using your own blood that is then pumped back into your skin.
What evidence is there to support this treatment?
Surgeons have been using PRP for skin grafts, ligament injuries and repairs for 15 years so it is not new to the medical scene. It is used to help enhance the effectiveness of your bodies healing capabilities so that they are not left with large, invasive scars. Along with the current use of it in surgery, there have been more than 25,000 scientific papers written on PRP and no data to date have reported any adverse side effects.
Who are suitable candidates for this procedure?
Anyone! There is no age limit on the procedure, but we mainly treat people with deterioration of skin quality from excessive sun exposure, people who have crepey skin around eyes and eye lids, bagging of neck and people who have scars that they are unhappy with.
Is it a one off treatment?
No. It is a course of three treatments at monthly intervals but it lasts up to 2-3 years. There is no instant gratification with PRP that people will see with botulinum toxin or dermal fillers, but PRP lasts longer, and patients are uniformly happy.
New Zealand Medical & Scientific Cosmetic Division, www.nzms.co.nz