Plasma injections rich in (the patient's own) autologous platelets are based on a technique which is both simple and safe, applying the platelets' restorative, healing properties, which are capable of locally releasing growth factors - small molecules which act as genuine messengers to trigger the deployment of the skin's regenerative mechanisms.
With a simple blood withdrawal, platelets are isolated using a special kit for harvesting platelet-rich plasma. Retrieved from the patient's own blood, it is a natural product whose risks of allergy and rejection are minimized.
There is no specific protocol regarding the number of sessions or the amount of PRP to be injected during each session. For some patients, an average of 2-4 sessions per year is advisable, while, for others, an intensive program is carried out initially, followed by an annual maintenance phase. The decision regarding protocol depends upon medical criteria, based on aspects such as: the degree of photoaging, which alterations the patient wants to have made, and which problems they want to have fixed.
The skin’s natural aging is due to a mismatch in time between destruction and renewal of its components, like collagen and certain cells. Platelet-rich plasma injections by mesotherapy, which promote the regenerative process, bring about an improvement in skin quality and a smoothing of fine facial wrinkles, accelerating and enhancing dermal regeneration. Tissue regeneration is activated by stimulating the production of new collagen, inducing division of stem cells, differentiation, and stimulation of the formation of new vessels.
Platelets have regenerative and healing properties and their injection activates the regeneration of the dermis, improving the quality of skin damaged by stretch marks.