Platelet rich plasma injections use the regenerative properties of the platelets and growth factors. Platelets are cells in the blood responsible for the primary hemostasis (which stops bleeds). Platelets are able to release growth factors locally. Growth factors are small molecules acting as messengers telling the body where to start skin and tissue regeneration. Platelets are located in the plasma of the blood containing vitamins, hormones, minerals and proteins which are essential to cell survival. Plasma also contains proteins that are essential for coagulation and fibrin clot formation serving as a guide for cell migration, differentiation and proliferation.

PRP injections

What PRP injections can treat and how

When to treat with PRP injections ?

Platelet rich plasma injections are commonly used in the field of aesthetic medicine to improve skin quality by treating the direct consequences of aging. Patients can use PRP injections to rejuvenate their skin in different areas such as the face, cleavage, back and hands. Here are the most common uses of PRP :

  • Skin revitalization and regeneration
  • Treating dark circles around the eyes : skin color and hollows
  • Treating superficial wrinkles
  • Improving the appearance of scars

PRP injections can also be used for reconstructive purposes :

  • Limiting hair loss and stimulating hair growth
  • Treating tendinopathy and joint conditions (epicondylitis, calcanean tendon, athlete’s wrist tendinopathy, etc.)

What PRP does

  • Improves skin texture, density and radiance (also reduces redness and age spots caused by sun exposure)
  • Stimulates microvasculature and new collagen fiber formation, which rejuvenates the treated area (wrinkles are alleviated, skin tone becomes more even, etc.)
  • Alleviates wrinkles, fine lines and dark circles
  • Anti-inflammatory treatment for tendinopathy
  • Potential regenerating action on articular cartilage
  • Improves the appearance of acne or post-traumatic scars
  • Increases the synthesis or regeneration of the skin’s elastic fibers and collagen