Advanced Medical Aesthetics Doctor, Dr Adrian G. Rippon explains why the use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections is growing in popularity at his clinic in Carlisle and is proving to be the hottest and newest trends in cosmetic rejuvenation today. Use of platelet-rich plasma, or (PRP), was named a top trend in facial rejuvenation by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr Rippon who performs (PRP) PDO thread lifts at his minor surgery clinic which is growing in popularity over the last year after the success of PRP's rejuvenating power. Dr Rippon also uses (PRP) to rejuvenate the face in many other ways, like reduce dark circles and puffiness around the eyes, diminish fine lines and facial sagging and improve skin tone. (PRP) can be used alone or to enhance the results from other facial rejuvenation solutions, such as micro needling, Botox, fillers or chemical peels.
(PRP) or Platelet Rich Plasma is one of the new regenerative treatments used in medical aesthetic, so what is regenerative medicine? It's a new field of medicine focused on using the body's own cells and growth factors to induce and promote healing. In the specialty of cosmetic surgery, regenerative medicine translates to (PRP) injections, which are revolutionising facial rejuvenation. (PRP) is among the hottest and newest trends in cosmetic rejuvenation today. The use of (PRP) in other surgical procedures dates back decades. But its popularity in cosmetic surgery has blossomed in recent years. Researchers reported in the scientific journal of Dermatology that PRP, which is created from a tiny amount of one's own blood, had already attracted attention in several medical specialties, from orthopedics to plastic and dental surgery, because of its wound healing and skin rejuvenation abilities. (PRP) is more widely used and has an impressive track record in cosmetic facial rejuvenation. Dr Rippon performs (PRP) by drawing a small amount of the patient's own blood and placing it in a centrifuge, which separates red and white blood cells from platelets and plasma.
The result is platelet-rich plasma, or (PRP) which he then injects or places back into the patient's skin. (PRP) fuels tissue healing and growth of new cells, which promotes collagen growth, tissue regeneration and helps to make the skin look and feel healthier and less wrinkled. Patients often comment on how (PRP) softens even deep facial lines. Interestingly, it also seems to plump under-eye hollow areas and reduce the look of aging skin and sun damage. (PRP) facial rejuvenation treatments usually take less than half an hour. We keep patient discomfort to a minimum by using a topical anesthetic when needed and, generally, patients return to normal activities when they leave the clinic, although there might be slight bruising, mild swelling or redness from treatment for up to three days. The great thing about (PRP) is that results are natural looking—patients emerge looking rejuvenated. And the (PRP) continues to do its good work by encouraging collagen formation long after treatment.