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Patient Information Leaflet on PRP/Fountain of Youth

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is combined with some of our other natural, non-surgical treatments in our exclusive Fountain of Youth procedure.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?

The third procedure in our Fountain of Youth treatment is a revolutionary method, based on using ingredients of your own blood, which can regenerate your skin. These ingredients reside within the fraction of your blood named "Platelet Rich Plasma" (PRP). PRP is enriched with platelets, stem cells and growth factors. Once injected into your skin, these substances will accelerate the normal healing process via new collagen formation at the injected area. This process brings to long lasting tissue rejuvenation by your own cells. PRP has been widely used for many years in plastic surgery, orthopedics, dentistry, soft tissue implants, and even for erectile dysfunction.

What is the scientific basis for this treatment?

This method is based on using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). PRP (Platelet Rich plasma) is a concentration of human platelets (PLT) in a small volume of plasma. PRP utilizes the patient's own (autologous) PLT, derived from his/her blood.

Why is the excitement about PRP?

PRP usage takes advantage of normal the body´s healing pathways, only at an accelerated rate. During wound healing, many cells rush into the wound site. Among these cells, there are platelets (PLT).

What do Platelets do at the injection site?

• Form blood clots ("PLT gel").
• Release Growth Factors and proteins (see below).
• Stimulate Stem Cells to regenerate new tissue.
• Accelerate bone healing through Osteo-progenitor cells.
PLT must be intact, in order not to damage these processes!!!

What does the procedure involve?

10 to 20 minutes prior to treatment, your physician will draw 10 to 20 milliliters of your blood, using a standard procedure, causing minimal pain (like taking a standard blood test). Thereafter, a machine will separate the blood into its ingredients in a sterile manner, in a procedure that will last 10-20 minutes. PRP is injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss, hair loss, stretch marks, scars and/or wrinkles. PRP provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Visible results appear after the first treatment session and continue to improve and rejuvenate over weeks to months.

Do I need a skin test before being treated with PRP?

No skin testing is required prior to use.

Are the results from PRP immediate?

No. At your first treatment visit, it may appear that the procedure worked immediately because of swelling from the watery ingredients of your plasma. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before your treatment. PRP takes time to gradually correct the depression in your skin. Your healthcare provider will see you again in a few weeks to decide if you need more PRP injections.

How many treatments are required?

Your healthcare provider will decide the appropriate number of treatment sessions and the amount of PRP you will need at each session. Typically, 2 to 3 treatment sessions 4 to 6 weeks apart will be required for best results. Depending on the condition up to 6 treatments may yield even better results.

How long do treatment results last?

Once treatments are done and new collagen has formed, further aging or deterioration of tissue depends on the genetics and lifestyle of the individual. That is, your biological clock has been reset to a younger-looking age and the rest depends on you. Results can therefore be long lasting with some people opting for touch-up treatments after a few years to maintain the desired effect.

Do injections PRP injections hurt?

I njections with PRP use very tiny needles so the pain is minimized. PRP is injected in small amounts using a very fine needle or blunt cannula. Your healthcare provider may apply a topical or local anesthetic.

What can I expect after treatment?

Immediately following a treatment session with PRP, redness, swelling, pain, bruising or all of these signs can happen in the treatment area. These signs usually go away in a few hours to a few days. Your healthcare provider will give you specific post-treatment care instructions.

How quickly can I get back to my daily activities?

Most patients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities following treatment.

When will I be able to apply make-up after treatment?

Make-up may be applied a few hours after treatment if no complications are present (for example, open wounds or bleeding).

Who should not use PRP?

Patients who experience the following conditions, should not use PRP: Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome, Critical Thrombocytopenia, Hypofibrinogenaemia, Haemodynamic Instability, Sepsis, Acute & Chronic Infections, Chronic Liver Pathology and Anti-coagulation (Blood-thinner) Therapy.





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