Love the idea of rejuvenated skin but hate the thought of invasive treatments? Refresh your skin the natural way with Platelet Rich Plasma Transfer (PRP) to give your skin a boost ready for summer.
A natural method of facial rejuvenation available at Skin Institute, PRP can restore your youthful glow. The two-hour, in-clinic treatment uses your body’s own resources to improve the tone of your skin, and enhance radiance and luminosity.
The ideal choice if you don’t want a treatment that involves a dramatic change in your look, PRP gives your skin a subtle refreshment, harnessing your skin’s own healing powers for better looking skin without altering your facial shape or expressions.
Used by the Skin Institute’s own surgeons for years to accelerate healing after reconstructive surgery, PRP has recently emerged as a treatment to help improve the appearance of the skin. PRP is unique in that it accelerates the body’s own repair systems to heal your skin by using your body’s own ‘serum’ rather than injecting something else into your face. It’s a safe and simple treatment. Bottom line – you can relax knowing you are helping your skin to repair itself more effectively.
The PRP procedure uses your own blood (a small amount is taken from your arm, similar to a blood test), which is spun in a centrifuge to separate out the plasma from your red blood cells. The platelet rich plasma is then reinjected back into the areas of concern on your face and neck.
What can you expect? Just as your muscles need time to respond to an exercise program, it takes time for skin cells to manufacture new tissue. After a PRP treatment you’ll see a gradual improvement in texture, radiance and tone. Over time, as the plasma gets to work beneath the surface to activate your cells to manufacture new collagen, you’ll notice improvements in your skin quality.
Skin Institute Appearance Medicine expert, Dr Sarah Hart, says clients love PRP because it uses their body’s own natural resources to achieve results.
“It’s the perfect treatment if you’re looking for refreshment and radiance rather than a dramatic change in shape and contour,” she says. “Many people are apprehensive about stronger wrinkle-removing treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers, and find the subtler results of PRP better for their needs.”
One of the better treatments available for improving neck skin, PRP is also a popular choice due to its minimal side effects. A simple, safe procedure, because PRP is extracted from your own blood, there is minimal risk of reaction.
Skin Institute offers three different types of PRP so you can choose the procedure that’s right for you. PRP is your own plasma injected back into the skin. Completely natural, with the subtlest results, it can make your skin feel softer and give radiance.
PRP plus dermal needling is also an all-natural treatment, which induces the production of collagen and reduces the appearance of pores and scars, smoothing the skin’s texture.
“The best evidence for visible results with PRP is when it is combined with other treatments like dermal needling or fractional laser” says Dr Hart. “PRP plus dermal needling gives you a double dose of collagen induction to maximize your result.”
If your skin is in need of more nourishment to combat dehydrated and crêpey looking skin, up the ante with PRP Matrix. Blood is collected in a ‘Matrix’ tube that also has hyaluranon in it. A potent hydrator which forces the skin to activate even more of its own healing properties, hyaluronic acid is mixed with PRP and both are injected back into the areas of concern on your face and neck. The addition of injected hyaluranon provides extra hydration to help achieve radiance and luminosity.
With more than 20 years’ experience in caring for skin health, Skin Institute are at the forefront of the latest and most innovative appearance medicine techniques. Dr Sarah Hart says the fact that a registered nurse or doctor must administer PRP is the reason why it is not available at mainstream appearance medicine clinics.
“At Skin Institute our clinics are unique in that they are all medically led. PRP is becoming incredibly popular at Skin Institute for exactly this reason; we have a team of highly trained medical practitioners and have the specialist centrifuge equipment available at a number of our clinics.”
PRP is the natural way to achieve refreshed, revitalised, beautiful looking skin this summer season and beyond.
For more information, visit skininstitute.co.nz or phone 0800 SKIN DR.