One of the growth areas of the cosmetic treatments market is PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma.
Dr. Barbara Kubicka, founder of Clinicbe has created her own exclusive and innovative technique, using the refined plasma as an injectable filler for facial rejuvenation and revolumisation treatments.
The principle of PRP Therapy is to use the body’s own resources, making it a very natural approach.
A sample of the patient’s own blood is taken, which is then concentrated and purified in a special treatment to achieve a high density of platelets within a plasma solution.
This is then injected into the treatment area using a fine needle where the platelets trigger the production of naturally volumising collagen and general cell renewal.
The PRP filler treatment uses the same principle for purifying blood plasma. However, where many practitioners simply ‘wash’ it over prepared skin, Dr Kubicka injects the plasma into the structure of the skin, using a very fine needle to precisely target the areas where replenishing volume will work to smooth out lines and wrinkles.
Dr Barbara Kubicka MD explains:
“The platelet rich plasma solution contains powerful healing potential, which is then delivered back to the skin. As the process involves no other ingredients than the patient’s own plasma, it is readily accepted and kick-starts skin cell regeneration.”
“We are now seeing excellent results from using PRP in place of dermal fillers. This means very precisely injecting platelet rich plasma into specific creases and folds that can appear with age.”
“The technique stimulates localised cell renewal and production of collagen, which will in turn smooth out the lines and also tighten the skin for a more youthful texture and complexion. It is a high-tech and innovative skin treatment, yet entirely natural.”
Whereas PRP therapy can benefit a wide range of people and requirements, PRP Fillers are most suitable for those who have loss of facial volume resulting in lines, creases, lack of definition and general sagginess. These patients might otherwise have considered an injectable filler, but PRP FIllers offer a more natural solution by using the powerful healing factors held within the patient’s own blood and avoiding any use of artificial substances.
PRP Therapy is a very safe procedure. As with any treatment, any potential limitations or risks are always discussed at the consultation.
The benefit of PRP Therapy can typically last for around a year, although this will vary. A realistic assessment will be given at the consultation. Touch-up treatments are available and treatment can be repeated if required.
Swelling and redness can occur for 12-24 hours after the treatment, and small bruises may appear around the treated region.