At any age group, skin care is always important and keeping the skin at its freshest, youngest looking state is a top priority.
But, with the harmful substances everywhere in the environment and the fact that aging is inevitable, having a glowing and healthy skin is very difficult to achieve. Good thing a new anti- aging treatment is now gaining popularity as it is very effective in rejuvenating aging skin.
What are Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) and/ or Autologous Cellular Rejuvenation (ACR)?
PRP and ACR are the two most recent skin treatments that target the most common problem of women: aging skin. It is classified as a regenerative skin care therapy which makes use of the patient’s own blood components in stimulating tissue repairs as well as in building of new skin tissues.
This is a new approach in healing damaged skin due to different environmental factors like pollution and the presence of free radicals in almost everything that a person eats which ages the skin prematurely and increase the chances of developing other skin problems such as sun spots, wrinkles, and sagging skin. PRP and ACR are proven to be effective in slowing down the process of skin aging and at the same time rejuvenate the skin.
How does this type of skin treatment work?
Blood is the body’s own natural healer. It contains the most essential substances that are responsible in keeping a healthy skin: platelets, plasma, red and white blood cells, and protein. During a Platelet- Rich Plasma and Autologous Cellular Rejuvenation session, 10 to 20 ml of blood is extracted from the patient. From this blood sample, the rich platelets are being harvested through a process of separation using a centrifuge. These platelets are then injected into the skin and they will later on increase the production of collagen. A rich supply of collagen makes the skin maintain its suppleness and can even smooth out any unwanted wrinkling.
Who should have PRP and ACR?
There are quite a lot of skin problems that can be treated by PRP and ACR. The most dreaded is skin aging which is characterized by dryness, thinning, sagging, wrinkling, and at times puffing of the skin. These are all unsightly appearances which can cause too much stress on the person. With PRP and ACR, these problems can be addressed and the skin is restored to its almost perfect state.
Is it for everyone?
No, PRP and ACR is not advised to people who are smoking, with skin cancer, with liver disorders, and those who have problems that are related to blood clotting, infection, and in the production of blood components.
Are there any complications related to PRP and ACR?
As the patient’s own blood sample is being used in the therapy, no serious complication like anaphylactic or allergic reaction is expected. However, some minor side effects can be seen which is due to the process of injecting the platelets on the skin. These are swelling, bruising, and redness which are all minimal and will disappear within 12 to 24 hours.
If you are looking for a natural way of having younger looking skin, PRP and ACR are perfect for you since there is nothing more natural than having your own blood to heal and make a better looking you.