The basics of skin aging
Skin aging is a result of the increasingly declining body functions, the slowdown of cell turnover and weakening capacities including synthesis of collagen and elastin in the dermis, referred to as intrinsic factors. External or extrinsic factors such as smoking or excessive sun exposure accelerate the skin ageing process.
PRP therapy for skin rejuvenation
PRP Therapy is an effective cosmetic treatment option for patients seeking for natural results and/or are reluctant to go for foreign substances such as fillers or toxins. The procedure results in an improvement of skin texture, skin tone and luminescence as well the correction of fine line and wrinkles, all with a very natural looking result.
The patients own concentrated platelets consists of a variety of growth factors. Among them are the Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) which scientific data stipulates triggers the production of new collagen. Furthermore the platelets consist of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors that promotes the new formation of vascular vessels. Although there is still a controversy among the medical community about the exact mechanisms of action, there is solid scientific evidence proving positive clinical outcomes.
What´s up with the Vampire?
Platelet Rich Plasma in conjunction with with Hyaluronic Acid fillers is a procedure that has been designed and trademarked by Alabama physician Dr. Charles Runels as the Vampire Facelift and has been featured as such on national media such as the New York Times, CBS, Cosmopolitan just to name a few and even made it into the Goodiebag of the 2013 Oscars.
The advantage of combining Platelet Rich Plasma is to benefit from the skin tone and texture improvements that Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy has shown with the long term voluminizing effects of a filler . If you are interested in learning more about the Vampire Facelift or would like to attend a teaching class, please click here.
Has this therapy been clinically evaluated by studies?
A total of 26 published clinical studies can be found on Pubmed, the database of all clinical studies, investigating the use of Platelet Rich Plasma for Skin Rejuvenation. The vast majority of these studies showed that injections of Platelet Rich Plasma in the skin resulted in an improvement in wrinkles, skin texture and tone.
In 2016 Elnehrawy et al investigated the results of a single injection of Platelet Rich Plasma in the patients skin in 20 patients. After 8 weeks the results were assessed and there was significant improvement in fine lines as well as deeper nasolabial folds.
Redaelli et all investigated in 2010 the effectiveness of three Platelet Rich Plasma injections that were spaced one month apart from each other. The results were evaluated one month after the last session and showed that 83% of all patents rated their overall skin tone better and 87% confirmed that they found their overall look to have improved.
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