WHAT CAUSES DULL SKIN?
Dull skin can be caused by several factors, but the most common of all is not getting enough sleep at night (less than 7 hours minimum). This is almost a norm in many people’s life as busy working schedules and the hectic city lifestyle often cut into sleeping time, with dull skin prevalent among working individuals. Skin will appear tired and the formation of dark eye circles, eye bags and wrinkles all contribute to its overall dull tone and weary look. Another possible cause is an improper diet, which deprives skin of the vitamins and minerals it needs to maintain its health. It could also lead to dehydrated skin which will also contribute to a build-up of dead skin cells. Skin should also be cleansed properly at all times, as any dirt that remains will make it difficult for pores to breathe.
WHAT IS PRP TREATMENT?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy involves the drawing of blood from the individual’s body, much like a blood test. The blood is then placed into a machine that segregates blood cells, platelets and serum; these elements are then reintroduced into the part of the body that needs treatment. This process is sometimes known as ‘Vampire’ or ‘Dracula’ therapy.
Growth factors are released by the platelets in the body, and they help to repair the body by triggering skin cells to produce fresh tissue as well as collagen. This improves skin health as it grows back full revitalised, appearing more radiant while the collagen also helps to improve the skin tone and smoothness.
Depending on the patient, 2-3 treatments are recommended but this may vary and your doctor will consult you to determine a suitable number of sessions.
RESULTS AND RECOVERY AFTER PRP THERAPY
Your skin should be much firmer and smoother within 3 weeks of treatment, and you can expect a gradual improvements in the months that follow. Lasting for around 18 months, top-up treatments are required to maintain the appearance of your skin.
Minimal bruising or swelling may be experienced for up to a week following treatment, but this is only minor and temporary. There is also little or no downtime required, and the risk of side effects are very minimal all this all natural treatment uses elements produced by your own body. This makes it safer if compared to other types of anti-aging techniques.