With so many skincare treatments circulating London and the wider world, it’s often hard to tell which actually perform and which are made to seem like they do. Following a recent move away from ‘anti-aging’ in the beauty industry, as nothing is truly anti-aging, there are a range of new treatments that are said to promote the skin’s health to help it appear more youthful. Now, lots of these products do promote the skin’s health but on a very superficial level, creating only a surface appearance of health and not actually boosting the skin’s internal processes. No, for true skin regeneration you should be looking for professional treatments and products that aren’t just topical moisturisers. One of these treatments boasting natural skin regeneration is platelet rich plasma therapy, but does it work?
What does platelet rich plasma therapy claim to do?
Platelet rich plasma therapy (or PRP for short) has been known to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, promote skin’s health, and introduce a fresh vibrancy to tired or dull skin. It uses completely natural components – i.e. the platelets in your own blood – to regenerate the skin from the inside out. It takes a far more natural, softer, and subtle approach to treating the signs of ageing skin.
How your blood helps to heal you
When investigating whether platelet rich plasma therapy works, it’s important to delve into the details of just how and why the treatment does what it does. The clue is in the name as to what this treatment uses: platelet rich plasma. This plasma is found in your own blood and is separated from the remainder of your blood cells in a centrifuge. (Note: only a small blood sample is required, nothing scary!) The platelets harnessed from your blood carry wound-healing properties that, when injected into the skin, stimulate the fresh production of collagen and elastin to boost cell renewal. These proteins are essential to skin vitality, vibrancy, and ‘bounce’, and their levels within our skin naturally deplete over time. By introducing these powerhouses for collagen production, we can safely rejuvenate the skin. Even top athletes receive PRP injections in joint injuries to accelerate their healing.
Is PRP better than microneedling?
There is a common comparison between microneedling and PRP because of the pseudo-similarities between the two. A brief introduction to microneedling would tell you that by piercing the skin with tiny needles, we create miniscule wounds that stimulate the healing processes and the fresh production of collagen. It sounds a little familiar, admittedly, but which treatment is best for you depends on your desired results and conditions you are treating. It’s not about what is better, per se, but about which is right for your skin. For example, microneedling is particularly effective at treating visible skin concerns that cause superficial blemishes. Conditions such as acne scarring and hyperpigmentation are commonly treated with microneedling because the treatment causes microscopic damage to the top layer of skin. The body then sloughs away these damaged skin cells to be replaced by new ones, improving the appearance of surface blemishes. PRP therapy, however, is better for rejuvenating tired or ageing skin in more natural way. The collagen and elastin are still prompted into production, but it helps provide youthful-looking skin rather than treating specific skin conditions.
Platelet rich plasma therapy works for rejuvenating ageing skin that is beginning to appear tired and dull. By introducing your own natural healing components that stimulate beneficial skin proteins, PRP successfully and naturally regenerates the skin for a healthy glow. Enquire online or speak to a member of our team on 0207 637 3208 to book your PRP treatment today!