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Younger Look from Your Own Blood


Everybody’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness. Youth seems to be the number one craze nowadays for the not so young society. Many cosmetic and skin clinics has emerged everywhere because people seek for consultation nowadays not only for health maintenance but as well as beauty maintenance. A lot of techniques were invented and studied to remove wrinkles and fine lines most especially on the face. And different techniques work for different kinds of people. A new procedure which has been practiced by some dermatologist right now is what we call Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injection of the patient’s own platelets and fibrin for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles or scars in the face, hands, and neck. It is less invasive than plastic surgery, takes about 20 minutes for each treatment, and offers improvements for up to 12 months. By placing it into the deeper skin layer fibroblasts and other cells can be stimulated to a more youthful function. Areas like crepey areas under eyes and in necks can show dramatic improvement. Lines like about upper lips can also improve. And the general texture and turgor of the skin will improve.

Benefits of Skin PRP

  • Improves skin texture, lines and wrinkles
  • Rejuvenates skin
  • Patients uses purely their own cells and tissue
  • An alternative to undergoing plastic surgery
  • Creates new collagen for tighter, smoother and better-toned skin
  • Healthier appearance
  • Youthful glow appearance

How Is It Done?

A tube (or two or three) are drawn off in much the same way blood is taken for blood testing. While the skin is being numbed with a topical anaesthetic cream, the blood sample is spun for around eight minutes in a centrifuge to produce the platelet rich plasma – PRP.

The platelet rich plasma – PRP – is drawn from the tube into a small syringe. A small amount of calcium chloride solution is added to the syringe to stimulate the process. Once mixed in the syringe the platelet rich plasma – PRP – is then injected in the cleaned anaesthetised skin in either small lines or tiny dots in the deeper skin layer.

Platelet rich plasma is instilled into the same areas of the skin over three sessions usually spaced around a month apart each time.

How Many Treatments Are Required?

According to Dr. Duangkamol Thasanapongsakul, Dermatologist at Vejthani Hospital, with more cosmetic applications usually three to four treatments will be required. However, the number of treatment depends on the severity of the problem.

How Long Will It Take To See the Result?

It would be best to wait for three months or so after the third treatment session of platelet rich plasma – PRP – before making a judgment on the outcome. And some will be achieving further changes for another three months – six months after the last treatment.Nevertheless, this is a gradual process with changes continuing to show for three to six months after the treatment with the platelet rich plasma – PRP.
How Long Does the Effect Last?

At the moment the effect seems to last about six months up to one year. Obviously there will be variations from one person to the next on this. Initially it was felt the effects and length of benefit would be better in younger patients with younger cells to work with. But with platelet rich plasma therapy, as with non-ablative laser treatments, effects can be very good in people one would consider older.

Can The Treatment Be Repeated?

There is no reason that platelet rich plasma – PRP – therapies could not be repeated. As you are using your own tissue there is no problem with continued use. Some people elect to do a single session each year to boost and lengthen the effect of the initial group of treatments.

Are There Side Effects?

There will be some short-lasting pinkness or redness of the skin following injection of the platelet rich plasma – PRP. Bruising is also a possibility as the needle is used to place the PRP into the skin. This may take 3-7 days to resolve.

Vejthani Hospital Skin Laser and Cosmetic Center
Vejthani Hospital Skin Laser and Cosmetic Center provides professional and quality services. We are focused on promoting skin health and well-being. We offer a wide range of to restore and rejuvenate skin.
We make sure that our patient receives complete medical services with satisfaction. At Vejthani Hospital Skin Laser and Cosmetic Center you are ensured to accomplish the youthful glow that you are looking for.

For more information, please contact

Skin and Aesthetic Center, Vejthani Hospital
Call: (+66)2-734-0000 Ext. 4200, 4204
English Hotline: (+66)85-223-8888

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