What if I told you the key to healthy, youthful-looking skin could be found right inside you?! Our bodies possess a natural fountain of youth and PRP, a new cutting-edge procedure harnesses your body’s own ability to regenerate and rejuvenate tissues for a more youthful appearance. PRP, Platelet-Rich Plasma, is a technique that utilizes platelet and growth factors from your blood to stimulate stem cells, which are capable of producing new cells, collagen, and vasculature necessary for facial rejuvenation. PRP reverses the signs of aging by stimulating your body’s own natural ability to heal and regenerate damaged skin.
Prior to treatment, a consultation is performed to determine the best treatment plan for your specific concerns and needs. PRP is often used in conjunction with other aesthetic procedures. Some common concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, can be addressed by PRP and other concerns, such as dynamic wrinkles in the upper one-third of the face or facial volume loss, may be better suited by treatment with neurotoxin, filler, laser treatment or chemical peels.
During your appointment, a simple blood collection will be performed. Your blood is then centrifuged down to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of your blood. The PRP is then injected into the areas of concern. A topical anesthetic can be applied prior to treatment, although minimal discomfort is usually reported.
Cosmetic PRP is a safe and natural treatment option. Because the procedure uses your own blood, there is no risk of allergic or immune reaction. Potential side effects include mild swelling and bruising that may last up to a week. Following treatment with PRP, the results can typically be seen within a few weeks of treatment, and most patients continue to notice improvement for three to six months following treatment. Depending on your specific concerns, the procedure may be repeated, allowing one to two months between treatments.
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