Are you looking for a way to reduce the signs of facial aging without surgery? Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a proven method for regenerating tissues that have been injured or affected by the aging process. It uses your own blood to stimulate your body’s production of new skin tissue to help regenerate aging facial skin.
What Are PRP Injections?
As mentioned earlier, PRP is a blood product made from your own donated blood. It is concentrated, making it rich in platelets that contain a wealth of growth factors.
PRP was first developed to speed up healing among those affected by injuries, such as athletes. Many injuries that were once slow to heal, rapidly healed when treated with Platelet-Rich Plasma.
How It Works
PRP injections use your very own blood platelets to trigger the formation of new skin cells, enhancing your overall complexion and skin texture, as well as restoring lost facial volume.
To create the PRP blood product, your provider will withdraw some of your blood and spin it within a centrifuge, concentrating blood platelets to create a PRP serum. Next, they will inject it into the treated area to stimulate the production of new collagen and skin cells.
What It Treats
In addition to its medical uses, PRP can treat skin conditions and signs of facial aging, including:
- Acne scars
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- The area around the eyes and cheeks
Am I a Candidate?
As with most cosmetic treatments, PRP injections are not recommended for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding. It is not suitable for those on blood-thinning medications or anyone with autoimmune disorders.
To begin, your provider will take some of your own blood and concentrate the blood platelets in a centrifuge. This is accomplished by separating platelets and plasma from the blood cells. The concentrated platelets are then harvested and injected into your skin in the area of treatment.
The creation of a PRP serum normally takes around one hour to complete.
After Your PRP Injections
Patients typically experience some minor swelling at the treatment sites, as well as some temporary skin redness.
Bruising is not uncommon, but should disappear within several days.
PRP Injections Results
Most people obtain the best results when they undergo several PRP injection treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. Most patients first notice enhanced skin elasticity. Collagen stimulation is a slower process, often taking as long as three months to develop.
Your ultimate results are very much an individual matter. This is largely due to the fact that the PRP serum is taken from your own unique blood supply. Results can be affected by lifestyle factors like stress or smoking, as well as illness.
If you undergo several PRP injection sessions, you can expect your results to last for up to two years.
Are you ready to find out if you qualify for treatment with PRP injections? If so, please reach out to your Natural Elegance Beauty provider today to request more information or to schedule an appointment or consultation.