Scientific aging.. the secrets in our blood

I have several colleagues who come to me for medical aesthetic treatments and I’ve noted a very interesting trend amongst this group. The most common treatment is not the usual Botox® and dermal fillers, or even chemical peels… It is PRP!

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma, is the component of our blood which is packed with proteins that play a vital role in healing and repair. By injecting PRP into the body, we can regenerate and repair tissues by stimulating the production of collagen, elastin and new blood vessels.

PRP can be used for skin rejuvenation, improving skin tone, elasticity and texture of the face, neck, chest and hands. It can be used to repair damage caused by sun exposure or improve the appearance of scars from just about any cause, including Acne.  PRP can even be used to stimulate hair growth.

So, returning to my observation with regards to my colleagues using this treatment. I believe it is because they understand the rather complex science behind the process and they’ve seen the results achieved in the conventional medical setting of wound healing and sports injuries.

And, let’s be honest… it’s a nice concept; using our body’s own repair and regeneration molecules to kick-start an anti-aging rejuvenation. Best of all, and doctors love this (as they should!) there’s a growing bank of evidence to show that PRP really does work!

PRP is also “Heading South”… quite literally, PRP is now utilised to rejuvenate the male and female sexual organs. Commonly known as the “V” or “O” shot for woman, and the “P” or Priapus shot for men, it stimulates healthy functioning to rejuvenate and even enhance.

In my opinion… PRP is a fantastic treatment with more and more evidence to support its use. However, I encourage you, dear reader to do your own research too. If you have any queries with regards to these treatments or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us on 032 586 1402.