PRP Skin Rejuvenation
How PRP treatment rejuvenates the skin:
- Corrects dark circles and puffiness under the eyes.
- Treats fine lines and sagging around the mouth, cheeks, and eyes.
- Addresses lackluster skin tone, not as bright, healthy, and firm as it used to be.
The science behind Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
PRP, AKA, Platelet Rich Plasma is a natural product created by your own body. A vial of blood is drawn from and placed in a sterile tube that is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the different components. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). This plasma now possesses a higher than normal number of platelets and is called Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP.
Why Platelets Rejuvenate Skin
Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and consequently acts as to naturally smooth and tighten the skin. In this manner, PRP softens wrinkles and creating smoother skin texture and tone.
Benefits of PRP Skin Rejuvenation
How does PRP Therapy vary from other injections or fillers?
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, such as Juvéderm® and Restylane® contains solid material that fills lines and skin folds. These fillers are indicated to soften deeper lines such as the folds around the mouth area, or to plump lips. They usually last from 6-18 months; follow-up treatments are required to fill the area again.
PRP stimulates the patient’s own collagen to grow for complete facial rejuvenation rather than individual wrinkle improvement. PRP is used to enhance faces that are beginning to look drawn, to plump out cheek indentations, soften under eye hollows, improve the skin tone, tightness, and texture, and fill in areas where Hyaluronic Acid Fillers cannot reach or are not safe to use on.
Juvéderm® and Restylane® can be used together with PRP, since the two types of treatments are meant for different purposes; they supplement each other to deliver the best final result of a more youthful looking face. Juvéderm® and Restylane® fill specific lines and folds, while PRP improves overall volume, fullness, and skin tone. PRP acts to improve overall quality, tightness, and texture of the skin rather than filling individual deeper wrinkles.
What to expect during and after the PRP procedure
A small amount of blood will be drawn. While the Platelet Rich Plasma is being prepared, your skin will be cleansed and primed for the treatment. The injections take a few moments and are only mildly uncomfortable. The procedure only takes 15 minutes, is relatively painless, and requires no post procedure care or time off from everyday activities. Mild swelling, redness, or bruising usually fade within 1 – 3 days. The PRP is generated by the patient’s own cells, virtually eliminating the possibility of negative side effects.
PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy Results
The goal of PRP Skin Rejuvenation Therapy is to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin, soften lines and pores. Results begin to emerge 3-4 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time. 3 treatment sessions are usually recommended, spaced 1 – 2 months apart, to achieve the best outcome.
PRP Therapy can be combined with Laser treatments, Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Juvéderm® and Restylane®, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and/or Dysport® to best target a patient’s unique issues and thus achieve the final goal of younger looking skin. Maintenance PRP treatments should be administered over time.