As we age, the regenerative abilities of the skin as well as all underlying tissues, such as muscles, ligaments, structural fat deposits, and bone, start to slow down and we start to see the typical signs of ageing. However, we all carry stem cells within our blood plasma, that can be harvested with a simple blood sample and concentrated to produce our own, personal ‘youth serum’, ready to be injected into the areas in need of rejuvenation. This procedure is completely natural, with no other ingredients but your own blood plasma! This procedure is called iPRF and stands for Injectable Platelet Reduced Fibrin.
How does it work?
The healing power of concentrated plasma is nothing new. It has been widely used in sports medicine, orthopaedic and plastic surgery and many other medical specialities for many years due to its ability to speed up healing after injury or surgery. This technology is now utilised and applied to aesthetic medicine as well. The stem cells and white blood cells in the plasma release growth factors which stimulate the regenerative processes in the treated area, encouraging production of collagen, elastin and the treated tissues to regenerate and restore itself. The result is a more resistant, radiant and healthy skin. The effects can be seen after approximately 7 days, and continues to improve over the following 6 weeks.
iPRF can be used as a stand-alone procedure, but is often combined with other rejuvenating treatments, such as skin resurfacing or skin tightening to optimise the treatment results.