Platelet Rich Plasma Skin Treatment For Wrinkles
Updated: Apr 27
As we grow older, our skin loses its elasticity and becomes loose and saggy. With age, we also begin to see more fine lines and wrinkles due to life long damage by the sun and pollutants. Many people start to lose their confidence because of these issues.
But with the advent of science, a lot of procedures and treatment options are now available that help in reducing these fine lines and wrinkles that occur with age. One such procedure, that is now being increasingly used, is the platelet rich plasma skin treatment for wrinkles.
In this article, we will discuss the Platelet rich plasma skin treatment option for wrinkles and cover some topics like what exactly is the procedure, platelet rich plasma skin treatment cost in India, its benefits and side effects, etc.
Feel free to skip ahead if one topic catches your eye:
1. What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
As the name suggests, the plasma from your blood is rich in platelets. Your whole blood is withdrawn from your body and passed through a machine that centrifuges the blood at very high speeds to separate the Red Blood Cells and helps in making the plasma rich in platelets.
This plasma that is rich in the platelets that have been derived from your own body is then used for the procedure.
With increasing age, wrinkles start appearing on our face mainly because of the lack of collagen deposition there. Collagen is a protein that is essential for keeping the cells together and maintaining the elasticity of the skin. The platelet rich plasma is helpful in reducing wrinkles because of its ability to stimulate collagen growth in the skin of the face.
2. How is it Used to Reduce Wrinkles?
As previously mentioned platelet rich plasma reduces wrinkles because of its properties in stimulating collagen growth in the face. During the process, the skin of the face is numbed using some local anesthetics. These are applied topically over the face 20 to 30 minutes before the procedure.
After the face is satisfactorily numb, some products like hyaluronic acid are used on the face to provide adequate hydration to the facial skin. After this step, the platelet rich plasma is applied all over the face.
This step is followed by micro-needling. Your doctor will use a micro-needle on all areas of your face which will help the platelet rich plasma to penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin and initiate its action. Micro-needling has one more benefit. This process causes micro trauma to the skin which also promotes more collagen deposition there.
People can opt for single sitting platelet rich plasma skin treatment options and also for multiple sittings.
3. Benefits of a PRP Facials :-
The platelet rich plasma skin treatment option has a lot of benefits over other procedures that are normally used to increase skin tautness and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Some of these benefits are mentioned below:
Reduces wrinkles and fine lines
Works well for acne scars, stretch marks, and other kinds of scars
Platelet rich plasma skin treatment is not a surgical procedure
Zero or minimal pain
Short duration of procedure
Minimal side effects
Platelet rich plasma improves skin healing
Platelet rich plasma decreases the duration of redness and swelling
Long lasting results
Low risk of infection as the patient’s own plasma is used in the procedure
4. What Can You Expect After PRP treatment?
Platelet rich plasma skin treatment is a very minor procedure with no downtime and you can go back as soon as the procedure is complete. After the procedure, you might experience some redness and swelling that goes away after some time. Your doctor will apply some balm or cream over your face to help with the redness and the swelling. You can also use ice all over your face to calm it down.
Since Platelet rich plasma skin treatment is not a surgical procedure, it does not give instantaneous results. You will start seeing results within a week of the procedure and will notice visibly smoother and tighter skin in about 4 to 6 weeks.
It is highly advisable to undergo 3 sessions at an interval of 4 to 6 weeks to get the maximum benefit out of the procedure.
You will be advised to prevent sun exposure and not to use make-up or harsh chemicals on your face after the procedure. Do not rub or itch your face after the procedure.
5. Side-Effects of PRP :-
Platelet rich plasma skin treatment is a minor procedure and does not have many side effects. The few side effects that are seen with the procedure are very minor and can be treated easily.
Some of these side effects that are usually associated with the procedure include the following:
Inflammation over the face
Redness and swelling
Rare complications include infection and scarring (these are extremely rare because Platelet rich plasma skin treatment uses the patient’s own plasma)
6. How much does it Cost?
The average Platelet rich plasma skin treatment cost in India depends on a lot of factors like the city where you are getting the procedure, the clinic and the facilities that they provide, the experience and expertise of the doctor conducting the procedure, the number of sessions you require, etc.
Keeping all these factors in mind, the average Platelet rich plasma skin treatment cost in India ranges between INR 20,000 to INR 25,000 for 2 to 3 sessions.
This article was a brief piece of information on platelet rich plasma skin treatment and how it helps to reduce wrinkles and fine lines. For further information, contact a qualified professional who will be able to guide you better.
At Elan Hair & Skin Clinic, you will get the right treatment from experts at the most reasonable cost.