Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP for Skin)
There is an inherent desire in all of us to have a glowing, radiant skin that makes people turn their heads for that extra glance.
A striking look that leaves a long-lasting impression, boosts confidence, gives us an edge over others in a world full of cut-throat competition.
Sadly, our hectic stressful lives leave us with no room to even pay little attention to ourselves.
We begin to neglect our skin and deprive it of the basic required nourishment.
Add to it factors such as medical conditions like pigmentation, effects of aging, exposure to pollution, overuse of over-the-counter products, etc take a heavy toll on the skin.
There is no need to feel depressed and get disheartened as it’s now easily possible to get that beautiful young look back with the help of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment.
How is PRP extracted?
For starters, dermatologists draw the patient’s own blood using a syringe. This blood undergoes centrifugation process in which red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are separated from each other. The concentrated PRP is made using these platelets.
Purpose for PRP treatment
This treatment is widely and successfully practised in many parts of the world to treat signs of ageing like fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, scars, skin-tone, hair loss, reducing inflammation caused by osteoarthritis, stretch marks and skin tightening/lifting.
Various types of PRP treatments at Derm-E-Care
There are two ways through which PRP is administered on a patient’s face: Micro-needling and Vampire facial.
Let’s understand the difference between the two.
It is a procedure in which dermatologists prick facial skin using tiny needles on a roller device. The pricks lead to the production of collagen which plays an important role in treating age-spots, sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines, etc. The collagen is then supplemented with PRP injections to boost the healing process. As a result, recovery is fast and long-lasting.
➤ Vampire Facial
It is a cream, prepared using the patient’s PRP, is applied and massaged on the face. The facial leaves the skin pink to reddish and has similar rejuvenating effects like micro-needling. In earlier times, dermatologists applied blood on patient’s faces instead of PRP thus the term “Vampire” facial came into existence.
Duration of treatment
The number of sittings and time-gap depend upon your skin texture. The dermatologist will guide you on the exact number.
Why should I go for PRP treatment?
- Makes you look younger by reversing signs of ageing.
- Treatment is not time-consuming. A single sitting doesn’t take more than 60 minutes. You can squeeze some time out of busy schedule and look pretty young in no-time.
- Removes scars and blemishes.
- Reliable, time-tested, non-invasive, safe and less painful.
- Recovery time is shorter and youthful look lasts for longer period.
- Minimal side-effects.
- Pre PRP procedure instructions:
- There are certain things that a patient has to follow before she comes for the procedure.
- Stop use of anticoagulant and other related medicines at least a week prior to the procedure.
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
- Increase water intake a day before the procedure
- Avoid sunlight
- Use sunscreen lotions and moisturizing creams as prescribed by the dermatologist.
- Side effects can include mild nausea, passing out and dizziness
- The patient has to come for follow-ups once signs of ageing start to re-occur.
We at Derm-E- Care help our clients to achieve a healthy and rejuvenated skin. We not only work with the new techniques but also bring out the old one to work in the best way possible. We believe in giving the people of India a healthier skin. We introduce the PRP therapy for skin in Mumbai with the best results from experienced doctors.
PRP Treatment for Skin
We often focus on the latest and hottest trends of technology that helps to transfer our skin and help us look better and younger. We tend to forget the old, basic and time-honored techniques can be as good for our skin with some amazing results.
That leads us to the PRP treatment for skin in Mumbai, a technique that involves drawing of blood and separating the platelets from the rest of the blood for the further usage for regenerative, anti-inflammatory and rejuvenating purposes.
The platelets help our blood to clot and contain countless proteins, which is the key to helping the injuries, known as the growth factor.
For a rejuvenated skin along with PRP treatment, Micro-needling treatment is also done. Through micro-needling treatment everything from age spots, wrinkles to scarring and other forms of hyperpigmentation can be treated. PRP injections may boost these effects and help you achieve your desired results faster.
There is minimal risk and the results are almost suited to all patients as the PRP treatment is combined and helps in improving the skin texture and tone minimize the appearance of pores, smooth wrinkles, and fine lines and minimize the appearance of hyperpigmentation and scarring.
Our Doctors and their cost and duration of the treatment
Micro-needling with PRP is considered to be the best treatment for the sink and anesthetic procedure. Medical insurance doesn’t cover the treatment and has to be done through your own pockets.
The charges for PRP treatment for face cost in Mumbai ranges from 25,000 to 35,000 rupees. Whereas the PRP skin treatment cost in Mumbai ranges from 5,000 to 20,000 rupees depending on the cases that have to be treated and the number of sittings being taken.
It is found that most people start to show results of the treatments after 3 or more sittings and the full effects appear in a few weeks to months.
Precautions before the treatment
Before starting your treatment one should have good consultation from the doctor and know what to do to prepare for your treatment. This may include:
- Avoiding direct sun exposure or tanning one week before the treatment.
- Intake of a lot of water a few days before the treatment
- Reaching the clinic with a bare face that means no external products on the face.
Benefits of the treatment
The treatment can beneficial for those who have aging problems and acne problems. It helps in:
- Reduce wrinkles
- Plump up sagging skin
- Get rid of deep creases
- Diminish acne scars
- Improves one’s complexion
The Risk for PRP treatment for skin
One may a good candidate for the treatment if you are sound and healthy and looking for minor changes for minor signs of aging problems. It may not be the best option if you:
- Are pregnant
- Have certain skin conditions
- Scar prone skin
- History of poor wound healing
- Have gone skin radiation in the last 12 months
- Skin cancer
- Any type of blood cancer
The good part of the treatment is that the PRP contains your blood, so there are very little chances of cross-contamination or infection. Bruises and inflammation are the most common side effects. They typically occur right after the treatment and wears off within four to five days.
Exposure to the sun and harsh skin treatments during this time should be avoided.
Derm-E–Care clinic does not only the best Skin Care Doctor’s but also the best skin specialist available in Mumbai and you can also contact from Andheri (West), Versova, Lokhandwala, Jogeshwari (West), Juhu, Vile Parle (East/West) for an appointment.