Platelet rich plasma, or PRP, is a concentrated preparation of your own platelets and the growth factors from your plasma. Doctors use it in many different medical and dental specialties in order to promote healing and tissue regeneration. There is clear scientific evidence of how the platelets and growth factors are able to treat fractures, joint inflammation and wounds. Additional research demonstrates that PRP is also effective at aesthetic treatments including healing acne scars, alopecia and striae distensae. If you have scars, wounds, hair loss or other aesthetic concerns with your face and neck, this therapy could benefit you.
How PRP Works
Preparing the plasma with concentrated platelets is a fast and simple process. The nurse or doctor removes a small amount of blood from your arm. The sample is taken to the laboratory, where it spins in a centrifuge. The platelets and plasma layers are used in order to create the therapy. The preparation is injected to the area you want treated, such as acne scars on your face or sunken areas of your cheeks. The treatment is done during an office visit, and you can resume activities as soon as you leave.
Aesthetic Conditions Treated By Platelet Rich Plasma
Wrinkles develop with age. The plasma preparation can be injected into wrinkles in order to fill in the creases and create a smoother appearance to the skin. The preparation also works this way for scars caused by acne, chicken pox or injuries. An aesthetic nurse can also provide this treatment in order to smooth wavy or roughly textured skin. The preparation allows the body to produce more collagen and healthy skin cells. Areas of sagging skin can also be treated with the platelet-rich plasma. The treatment increases skin elasticity, too.
What Types of Skin Conditions Can PRP Therapy Treat?
PRP’s efficacy, versatility, and ability to rejuvenate any type of damaged cells makes it the ideal treatment for addressing a range of medical cosmetic concerns. We use PRP Therapy to alleviate the following skin conditions:
- Fine lines, crow’s feet, wrinkles, and other signs of aging
- Crepey skin
- Loss of facial volume
- Uneven skin tone
- Texture irregularities
PRP For Use in Aesthetics
When used aesthetically, PRP Therapy manipulates the body’s remarkable ability to heal itself, stimulating new cell growth and restoring the skin’s youthful texture, tone, and facial volume. PRP concentrate can be applied topically to reverse early signs of aging, but in our method we inject the serum directly into problem areas of the face to reverse signs of aging and rejuvenate the skin at the cellular level.
At the start of the procedure, blood is drawn from the patient and placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from other components of the blood. Once the platelets are separated and concentrated, our trained medical professional extracts and injects them back into the skin to initiate the repair process.
Once injected, the PRP concentrate releases growth factors that signal stem cells to the injection site. When the stem cells proliferate in the affected area, they transform into new skin cells and promote the growth of new collagen, altering the structure of the skin at the deepest layers beyond the surface. This reparative process leaves the skin tighter and more even in tone and texture by simply directing the body to repair itself.
Benefits of PRP Therapy for Skin Rejuvenation
There are a number of advantages to using PRP Therapy for skin rejuvenation in comparison to injectable cosmetics and surgery. PRP is safe and natural, eliminating the risk of adverse side effects and complications because the reparative agent used to rejuvenate the skin is derived from the body.
Most cosmetic fillers are formulated using foreign substances that simply fill out facial imperfections, but PRP Therapy promotes new collagen growth for total facial rejuvenation at the cellular level, rather than treating imperfections individually. By generating new collagen, PRP Therapy provides skin rejuvenation results that’ll last well beyond a few weeks or months, and with the proper maintenance routine, results from a single PRP injection can last for up to 18 months, unlike many injectable cosmetics.
PRP Therapy is also non-surgical, allowing patients to enjoy fast, effective, and scar-free results. The scarless, rapid, and dramatic improvements in the skin following PRP injections are unlike any results we’ve seen from other skin rejuvenation treatments and cosmetic surgery.
Benefits for Facial Rejuvenation
This therapy comes from your own body, so there’s no risk of reaction or rejection. It promotes healing from within, and its effects do not wane over time. This treatment allows your hair and skin to repair and regenerate itself.
For more information about how platelet rich plasma could benefit you, contact us today. You may also give us a call in order to schedule a new patient consultation with our aesthetic nurse, and find out if this therapy could help with your facial condition.
Am I a Candidate?
The best way to determine if you’re a candidate is through a free in-office evaluation with a member of our Vitality Medical Center team. Most healthy adults can benefit from PRP for aesthetics in a variety of ways that will be explained during your consultation.
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