What happens as our skin ages?
During the natural ageing process, many changes occur to our skin. There is a loss of collagen and elastin and skin becomes less elastic. Wrinkles and sagging occurs. The epidermis loses lipids (fatty substances) that keep skin moisturized, further contributing to the wrinkle problem. Skin becomes thinner as we age – almost transparent in some cases, and loses a lot of the underlying fat layer that keeps young skin smooth and supple. Older skin also experiences a decrease in size or loss of oil and sweat glands over time, which contributes to dry skin. Exposure to ultra-violet light and certain medications and pollutants, can weaken the skin and the blood vessels in the skin.
Skin’s complexion and texture can change over time, too. Probably the most dreaded sign of aging skin is the appearance of age spots, also called liver spots, which are flat areas of dark pigmentation that often appear on the face, chest, hands, arms and shoulders Another way in which skin changes as we age is in its ability to renew itself.
Skin regenerates very fast in children, but the rate at which it renews gradually slows with age. Very old people’s skin still regenerates, but it does so quite slowly
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy Facial Treatment
Why not make use of the growth factors stored in the platelets in our blood to rejuvenate our skin, to act as our insurance policy against these ageing effects?
Cutting edge treatment advances, means that at Sanctuary Aesthetics we are able to separate plasma containing platelets from whole blood during your clinic visit.
By injecting platelets in a Platelet Rich Plasma, we harness the new tissue regeneration ability of growth factors. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) assists in recovery from the aging process and importantly, enhances the results of other rejuvenation treatments such as micro needling. While results may vary, most patients’ results will last for up to 18 months when a top-up is needed. Over the days and weeks following treatment, growth factors released by the platelets stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and more collagen growth, thickening the epidermis and providing an improvement in the skin’s texture and tone.