Written by DTC Miami
With phlebotomy and technology, skin rejuvenation and aesthetics has become of force to be reckoned with. By obtaining blood and transforming it into plasma, we develop many uses for it in the fields of medicine, dentistry and dermatology. Plasma has become a game changer for aesthetics. While botox, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, and other aesthetic services exist to combat aging, blood plasma is becoming the frontline for anti-aging solutions. Unlike botox and other temporary aesthetic solutions, blood plasma is natural and safer since it comes from your own body. According to the Annals of Dermatology, “Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentration of human platelets contained in a small volume of plasma and has recently been shown to accelerate rejuvenate aging skin by various growth factors and cell adhesion molecules.”
The process of injecting plasma into the face is relatively quick, painless and powerful. Blood is obtained from the patient, the blood tube is prepared for the centrifuge process, and the plasma is obtained ready for injection. The crucial aspects of plasma skin injection is appropriate knowledge of the technologies, tools and techniques for placement. For example, the plasma needs to be injected in the skin without causing any bleeding or harm in the patient. Ultimately, a protocol for plasma skin injection is to be followed to ensure safety and optimal results.
How successful is plasma in aesthetics?
A 2016 study documented by Annals of Dermatology demonstrates the power of plasma in aesthetics and skin rejuvenation. The most astonishing aspect of the study is it was “… a prospective, single-center, single-dose, open-label, non-randomized controlled clinical study. PRP injected to the upper site of this right infra-auricular area and all face. Saline was injected to the left infra-auricular area. Histopathological examinations were performed before PRP treatment, 28 days after the PRP, and saline (control) treatments.” The crucial aspect of this study is single-dose, a single-dose of plasma was used to determine the efficacy and safety of plasma usage for skin rejuvenation. Figure 3 shows the potency of just one dose of plasma for skin rejuvenation.
Fig. 3. Periorbital wrinkles before platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment and clinical improvement of periorbital wrinkles after PRP treatment.
Ann Dermatol. 2016 Dec;28(6): 718-724
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