MY FIRST PRP TREATMENT
It’s been around two weeks since I had my first PRP session at Kaya skin clinic. If you don’t know what it is then let me break it down for you in the simplest way possible…
WHAT IS PRP? PRP is short for Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy. PRP is a type of rejuvenation therapy that uses the healing and regenerative benefits of your own blood. PRP is blood plasma that contains roughly five times the concentration of platelets found in normal blood. Your blood platelets which are rich in growth factors, are injected into targeted areas of your skin or scalp to stimulate and accelerate cell regeneration. PRP Therapy can be used to regenerate tissue on any part of the body. This is done so by drawing some of your blood, centrifuging it to concentrate the platelets in the plasma, and then isolating this platelet-rich plasma from the red blood cells and the white blood cells. This concentrate is then injected into the targeted area.
WHERE DID I HAVE IT DONE? All over my face! I have scarring from acne breakouts and some open pores that I thought I couldn’t do anything about until I read about PRP healing the skin and helping to resurface acne damaged skin.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO YOU NEED? You need a minimum of 3-4 sessions which are around 2 weeks apart.
HOW DID MY TREATMENT GO? It wasn’t as scary as it sounds. The nurse applied numbing cream to my face which had to be left for around 30 minutes. In the meantime Dr Rosanne from the Kaya clinic in Barsha Heights took some of my blood and then took it away to centrifuge it. Before we started she made me lean into a machine that gave her in depth information about my skin. The machine took pictures of my face which then gave her results such as sun damage, acne damage, bacterial etc. I liked the fact that she was so thorough about trying to understand my skin rather than just offering whichever treatment I booked with no research on me. The results showed that I have sensitive skin and this information is invaluable to me because not everything really knows their skin type. I honestly didn’t think my skin was sensitive however when the Doctor went through the results with me it all made sense. You skin isn’t always predictable just because you know your skin type. Once the numbing cream took effect she injected it in small doses all over my face wherever she could see acne damaged skin or where she felt my skin needed that extra helping hand. I just had to ensure I didn’t put any makeup on until the next day which is why I made an evening appointment.
RESULTS AFTER 2 WEEKS? I was on a press trip in Korea soon after my session so I was hoping I would still see results even with the flying and weather change. I remember putting my skincare on, on the 6th or 7th day after the session and looking at my skin thinking how amazing it looked. My pores seemed less visible, my skin tone was much more even and generally didn’t look as battered as I would do having just woken up. I was super impressed and to be honest it made me look forward to my second session. It’s coming up so I’ll blog again to let you know how it went!