HA Injectables with PRP Facial Treatments for Youthful Skin
Did you know that the anti-aging treatments industry was worth $140.3 billion in 2015? As the GlobeNewswire estimates, the industry is likely to hit the $216.52 billion mark in 2021 achieving a growth rate of 7.5% between 2016 and 2021. These figures are a clear indication of the increasing demand for anti-aging solutions and products. And, PRP facial treatments is one of them.
Both Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatments have demonstrated their effectiveness on aging skin. And, doctors are now experimenting with a combination of the two forms of therapy. By creating a blend of HA and PRP on a cellular level, dermatologists hope to develop a more advanced anti-aging solution.
Understanding Hyaluronic Acid Therapy
Like the plasma used in PRP facial treatments, Hyaluronic Acid is a natural component present in your skin. HA has the property of attracting and holding significant amounts of moisture in the underlying layers. By hydrating the skin, it promotes a supple, plumped up look and feel. For this reason, dermatologists have been using the compound to help patients regain firm, smooth, and soft skin.
In its liquid form, HA can clear away lines and wrinkles when introduced into the nasolabial folds or other depressions. It can also give your lips a fuller appearance and is thus used as an aesthetic injectable.
PRP Facial Treatments Also Work on the Underlying Layers
When the PRP serum reaches the underlying layer of collagen and elastin in the skin, it can work to rejuvenate the tissue. As a result of the production of new cells in the layer, the skin regains its supple, smooth appearance. For this reason, celebrities have been choosing to get PRP facial treatments – to erase signs of aging and regain a youthful glow.
PRP therapy is a highly versatile modality and combines well with other treatments and techniques to provide more effective results. In the past, doctors have successfully used a combination of HA and PRP injections for joint pain to help patients. For this reason, cosmetologists are working to blend HA and PRP facial treatments for a two-dimensional approach to erase signs of aging.
How the HA and PRP Combination Treatment Progressed
The National Center for Biotechnology Information has published results of case studies conducted on a group of 94 women aged between 47 years and 59 years. All of these women showed signs of aging and were looking for effective solutions. Here’s how the treatment progressed.
- Doctors created the PRP serum from a 12.5ml sample of each patient’s blood.
- They combined the PRP with 0.5ml of 3.5% hyaluronic acid and 0.5cc of procaine, an approved anesthetic.
- Expert cosmetologists inserted the resultant mix into the skin at different spots using a 30G, 13-mm needle. They targeted the dermis and hypodermis at varying depths ranging from just below the skin to up to 6mm.
- By way of aftercare recommendations, patients received prescriptions of vitamin C and instructions to stay out of the sun.
- Patients received the first 3 sessions of the treatment at intervals of 3 to 4 weeks. The remaining 5 follow-up sessions were timed at 8 to 10-week intervals. Doctors administered the combination treatment using the micro needling technique.
Results of Case Studies are Promising
All through the treatment, patients answered queries about their impressions about the texture of their skin, pigmentation, and discolorations. They were also asked to rate the firmness of their skin. Dermatologists and patients noted a significant improvement in the appearance of the skin that was clearly visible. They also noted that each subsequent session brought about much better changes in the lines and wrinkles that had existed before the start of the treatment.
By the time the final session was complete, patients talked about how the signs of aging had almost vanished.
In Conclusion – Combining HA and PRP Could be an Innovative Solution
Case studies show that Hyaluronic Acid and PRP facial treatments are certainly effective individually. However, a combination of the two therapies has shown more impressive results. Using other variables, doctors can help achieve better outcomes. Like, for example,
- Raising the number of sessions
- Precise placement of the injections
- Choosing varying depths at which the compounds are injected
- Using mesotherapy guns to target the precise levels in the skin
- Using mesotherapy guns to deliver almost painless injections and eliminate the need for anesthetics
Doctors may need to conduct further research before they can conclusively declare that combining Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and PRP facial treatments actually work. However, the initial case studies have shown exciting results and call for more in-depth research.
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