By: Dr. Elton Gómez, expert in stem cells.
Platelet-rich plasma is as effective in aesthetic medicine as in other medical disciplines, where it has been applied with tangible results for years. A good technique and a well-established protocol result in 90% satisfaction.
Stem-cells have the ability to regenerate tissues completely, and are used in medicine as well as in esthetics with excellent results, as they produce tissue regeneration through the production of substances and the secretion of exosomes.
Combined, both techniques give us spectacular results, applied through a well-founded and well-applied protocol.
The technique of infiltration of plasma mixture and stem-cells into the skin is very superficial, not painful, not risky and its application hardly presents local side effects.
The goal is to achieve biostimulation to reverse the common signs of skin aging in the face, neck and hands.
PRP-SC is one of the most advanced treatments in facial rejuvenation. It is ideal for those cases where you want to improve the appearance of the skin, increase its firmness and luminosity. It has a very intense rejuvenating and stimulating cellular effect. It is the newest technique incorporated safely, which allows stimulation of fibroblasts and elastin to soften wrinkles.
Platelets release growth factors that are primarily responsible for stimulating cell regeneration, increasing the formation of new blood vessels and producing new tissue. That is, they activate the organism in the area where they are released helping to rebuild the damaged tissue, a healing effect that is used to rejuvenate the skin.
One of the growth factors, called “epidermal growth factor”, was the first to be isolated: it stimulates angiogenesis and increases the thickness of the skin, giving it its elasticity and firmness, it also increases the vascularization of the area where it is applied, favoring the appearance of new skin, reducing the effects of cellular oxidation and eliminating wrinkles. So today, the magnificent results obtained with its application to accelerate the healing of burns, treat keloids, acne and stretch marks, improve the results of all types of treatments (including surgical), favor the consolidation of skin grafts, as well as the post-peeling application or as a basic treatment incorporated into cosmetics, continue to amaze experts.
It is a natural and physiological treatment that uses the proteins of our body, selected and concentrated, to repair the damage caused by time or by solar injuries or by environmental contamination or dehydration. Being a product obtained from the patient himself we do not have risks of allergies or intolerances to it.
How is the rejuvenation treatment performed with PRP – SC?
It is an outpatient treatment that must be performed in a site conditioned for it. A painless blood extraction from the patient is performed, from which the platelet rich plasma will be obtained, after subjecting it to a centrifuge and activating it. Once prepared it will be applied through multifunction with a very fine needle, in the form of meso-therapy.
The number of sessions will depend on the state of the skin of each patient. Usually the proposal is 3 sessions spaced each month. From the beginning of the year a maintenance will have to be carried out, which will consist of a session every 6 or 12 months. The growth factors of platelet rich plasma have to act to stimulate tissue, so there is no instantaneous result. The effects appear with the passage of days and increase as they pass. The effect is maximal at 20/30 days after treatment.