Health & Fit I Tried Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections on My Stretch Marks — Here's What Happened

22:26  23 april  2018
22:26  23 april  2018 Source:   allure.com

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Platelet - rich plasma ( PRP ) has been known for its use in sports medicine, facials, breast-lifts, O-Shots, and, most recently, stretch mark therapy. Here ' s one writer's experience with PRP for stretch marks .

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Let's get one thing straight: I love a good PRP treatment. There's just something about using your own blood in PRP injections to repair and regenerate growth. Take it from someone who has hopped into a dermatologist's chair for a PRP facial, more commonly known as Kim Kardashian West's "vampire facial," a PRP breast-lift (yup), and even a PRP O-Shot (the [ultimate treatment] for the best orgasm of your life). So, you see, after seeing how PRP was able to give me baby soft skin, fuller, perkier boobs, and the ability to come from penetration, when I learned that the magical blood-based treatment has been known to minimize the appearance of stretch marks as well, I figured, why not?

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Platelet - rich plasma ( PRP ) and Dermaroller treatment administered by Jana Vryenhoek of Wembley Clinic, Cape Town. The cousin of the famous vampire facial. This treatment sees the use of PRP , which is made from the patient' s own blood, in conjunction with microneedling, to deliver the stem

Platelet - rich plasma ( PRP ), also known as autologous conditioned plasma , is a concentrate of platelet - rich plasma protein derived from whole blood, centrifuged to remove red blood cells.

If all the tri-lettered talk has you scratching your head, allow me to explain. PRP, short for platelet-rich plasma, is derived from the serum portion of the blood, which contains platelets, says Beverly Hills-based dermatologist Ava Shamban. "The platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which, when applied to the skin, will stimulate cell turnover." Before it's applied topically to the skin, the blood is spun in a centrifuge, where your platelets are separated from your red and white blood cells.

Platelets, known for their high concentration of growth factors, have been used in sports medicine for decades, and recently (in the past decade or so) entered into the world of beauty. What started as a facial quickly turned into O-Shots, breast-lifts, butt-lifts, lip augmentations, and, most recently, stretch mark rejuvenation. And with that information, and my own PRP treatment history under my belt, I reached out to Marina Peredo, dermatologist and an associate clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, to tell me more.

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Platelet - rich plasma therapy has made headlines, often because it is favored by elite athletes to help them recover from injury. Some doctors are now using platelet - rich plasma therapy or PRP injections for several reasons, from encouraging hair growth to promoting soft tissue-healing.

"PRP is a great non-invasive treatment for treating stretch marks because it helps generate the production of new collagen and elastin," Peredo tells Allure. "The injection of PRP releases platelets, which are growth factors, into the cells, which stimulates collagen, helping the skin to look tighter and heal within."

With that information, a bit more of my own research, and the understanding that millions of people across the world are constantly on the lookout for effective ways to camouflage stripes associated with growth spurts, pregnancy, and rapid weight gain and loss, I made an appointment to see for myself if PRP for stretch marks is really worth the hype.

When I got to the dermatologist's office for my appointment, it was business as usual. I stripped down, put on a medical gown, took a few "before" photos, and waited for the dermatologist to come in. At that point, she applied topical anesthetic to help numb the pain that was to come, looked at both arms, chose her vein, drew my blood — which, by the way, was significantly less than what was used for my facial, breast-lift, or O-Shot — and popped it into a centrifuge to extract the perfect PRP formula.

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Platelet - rich plasma ( PRP ) therapy uses injections of a concentration of a patient’ s own platelets to accelerate the healing of injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints. In this way, PRP injections use each individual patient' s own healing system to improve musculoskeletal problems.

Platelet rich plasma (abbreviated PRP ) is a treatment used for a variety of common orthopedic conditions. Trying to stimulate a healing response within the body can be a challenge, and PRP injections may be an effective way to achieve that goal.

After about 20 minutes she came back with a vile of translucent PRP, pinpointed my stretch marks — stretching from my hips down toward my butt as a result of rapid growth thanks to a new prescription I both had faith in and swore against all within a few months (PSA: always ask about side effects, y'all) — and got to injecting. The actual process was pretty painless, with just a few pinches here and there. The only real pain afterwards came with the my bruised elbow crease which, in all honesty, was my own fault, because instead of applying lots of pressure as instructed, my main attention was on capturing the moment on my story. So, sue me.

Apart from pain, let's talk appearance. Post-procedure, I noticed itty-bitty bruises in all the injection sites on hip and butt areas — nothing major. Over the next few days, those bruises faded, but something else happened. And no, it wasn't full disappearance, instead it looked like my faded, barely there, purple-tinted stretchies had turned full silver.

Now, if you're wondering why I would get injected to begin with then, I simply thought it'd be pretty rad if this treatment, which I love for so many other skin-care concerns, could be a solution for people near and far hoping to cover up. After all, I'm an avid beauty writer and firm believer that just about anything, so long as it's not harmful, is worth it for a good story. Point is, don't gasp at a procedure that doesn't turn out they way you want, simply learn from it instead.

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Platelet - rich plasma ( PRP ) injections give a boost to the healing process for wounds and soft tissue. It involves withdrawing the patient’ s blood, processing it I have thin aging skin under my eyes & am really aging here quicker than anywhere else. I considered fillers & was told about PRP as a natural

Get an injection of platelet - rich plasma for all types of stretch marks . With this technique, the They pull out the plasma and inject it into your stretch marks . In turn, the plasma increases skin growth Try maintaining a healthy weight by exercising at least 150 minutes a week and eating a healthy diet

That's what I did at least. As soon as I started to notice my stretch marks changing color, I sat down with my pal Google to see what was up. I learned that PRP, while frequently touted for stretch marks, is actually only beneficial if injected while they're still super fresh. According to Patricia Wexler, a New York City dermatologist, that's because platelets can only supply growth factors wherever healing is initiated.

"Unless healing is still going on within the stretch marks, the injected PRP may not be able to produce excellent results," Wexler says. "That's why injecting PRP in fresh stretch marks can work, but will do much better in the presence of microneedling, where we create an active wound made by the needles to activate the PRP growth factors, therefore boosting the production of collagen."

This could explain why mine, which developed a few months ago and had already started to fade from a fresh burgundy to a subtle tint of purple that could almost pass as prominent veins, didn't take to the PRP injections the way I wanted. It's also worth noting that PRP sometimes takes a few months to work its magic. I've seen this firsthand with both my vampire facial and vampire breast-lift. "There may be some redness and bruising right after but after that it takes approximately two to three months to see improvement," Peredo says.

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The use of Growth Factors and Platelet Rich Plasma (which is the basis for the “Vampire Lift”) with Micro-Needling improves the results of micro needling. The reason is this; growth factors are important for new cell generation and cellular functions, such as creating new collagen and elastic fibers.

Platelet Rich Plasma Injections . Discussion in 'Alternative Treatments and Research' started by EddieA I had another round of injections done last week. From what I gather, the effect is cumulative and it Eddie, you are a very important person here as you have had prp injections , and of course

Bottom line: If you've tried every product the skin-care world has to offer, injecting PRP may help. Peredo recommends that you go to two to three sessions, two to four weeks apart, and says that it can take a couple months to see improvements.

Each treatment will set you back roughly $1,000, so if you're wary of injections, having your blood drawn, or dropping cash on a treatment that may or may not work for you, you may want to start with microneedling to see if micro-injuries on your own skin can work the stretch mark-fading magic you're searching for.

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