Dull skin? Aging Skin? Damaged Skin?
If you are looking for fresher, younger, rejuvenated looking skin, Cosmetic PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) is a proven treatment to repair skin at a cellular level.
Your body has the power within itself to heal and regenerate tissues by using its own platelets from your own blood to stimulate stem cell responses. It is the stem cells that help regenerate new collagen cells as well as blood vessels which help to repair damaged skin and slow/reverse the signs of aging..
As we age we tend to experience a loss of elasticity in our skin which can contribute to the following common complaints including but not limited to:
- Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and lips
- Dehydrated skin
- A change in skin texture and tone
Sun exposure, smoking and an unbalanced diet can all be contributing factors.
What is PRP?
PRP is a component of blood, which is extracted from the same patient it will be used to treat. Thus the treatment itself does not require any external chemicals or additives, which virtually negates any risk of allergy or sensitivity. In other words, PRP is a component of your own blood that is gently extracted and isolated, then used to promote healing in your damaged tissues. The goal of PRP therapy is to concentrate the growth factors found in your blood, and use them to supercharge the natural healing processes.
Cosmetic PRP is most effective when combined with microneedling.
What are the Benefits of Cosmetic PRP
Cosmetic PRP is shown to improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin tone and tightening as well as improve collagen and volume loss
- Facial scarring
- How long does the treatment take?
- If combined with the Microneedling SkinPen® the treatment typically takes 1 hour.
Is it painful?
Applying PRP topically during Microneedling doesn’t cause pain. If PRP is injected into acne lesions/scars, there may be some discomfort. A topical numbing agent can be applied if needed to minimize any discomfort.
Is there any down time?
PRP applied topically during Microneedling can reduce the swelling and enhance the healing process.
If PRP is injected there is no downtime after the treatment. However you may notice some redness and mild swelling on the area immediately afterwards and occasionally mild bruising at the injection site. The swelling typically begins to subside within 24 hours and a full recovery within 5 days.
How soon will I see results?
An overall improvement of the skin can be seen within 1-2 weeks of treatment.
Our bodies regenerate collagen and blood vessels every 3-6 weeks, which means that this treatment will continue working long after the actual procedure.
How do I know if Cosmetic PRP is Right for Me?
We recommend a consultation with one of our professionally trained physicians to discuss your requirements and the right treatment for your needs.
How is the procedure performed?
Prior to the procedure the area will be sterilized and a topical numbing agent will be applied to the area to be treated. You will then be cared for in our IV suite where one of our nurses will take a simple and quick blood collection, which will then be processed immediately ready for treatment. The blood is processed through a specialized machine which spins and separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of the blood. Once the numbed area is ready the PRP is injected or reapplied to the skin.
Are there any risks?
The risks of this treatment are very minimal as your own blood is being used so there is no risk of disease transmission or allergic reactions.
You will be provided with a post care plan for you to take home after your treatment.
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Contact one of our patient care coordinators, today, to find out more: 503-505-9806