PRP therapy is one of the most advanced skin rejuvenation treatments on the market, and it might be just what you need to take years off your appearance. In the weeks following your first set of treatments, your age-related blemishes are going to disappear before your eyes. PRP injections are a great option for anyone who would like to improve their appearance without using harsh injectables or chemical fillers. Here is a closer look at just a few of the benefits of PRP injections.
What Is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
A few decades ago, a research team began looking for new ways to naturally speed up the healing process following invasive operations. After countless studies, they came up with a unique substance known as platelet-rich plasma. That viscous material can be made from a patient’s own blood, and it triggers the body’s healing response. When PRP is injected into damaged tissue, the body quickly floods the area with growth factors. In addition to being a great treatment option for recovering patients, doctors also realized that it could be used on surface blemishes.
A Look at Age-Related Imperfections
When a patient grows older, their skin will no longer be able to protect itself from sun damage and airborne toxins. Over time, practically everyone will develop at least a few age-related blemishes throughout the face and neck. While those sun spots and wrinkles usually aren’t dangerous, they can make you look much older than you really are. Beauty products can be used to mask your imperfections, but you will need to consider professional treatments if you want to see long-term changes.
Creating Platelet-Rich Plasma
Creating PRP is a quick and easy process that usually takes no more than a few minutes. When you first arrive at our office, one of our team members will take you to a private room and withdraw a small sample of blood. That vial is then placed in a centrifuge where it spins at a very high speed for a short period of time. By spinning the sample, we can separate the plasma from all of the other molecules. Once we have a concentrated dose of PRP, it can then be injected into the skin.
Following Your Treatment Session
Every patient is slightly different, but most see distinct improvements within the first few weeks. Depending on the severity of your blemishes, you might want to schedule multiple treatments to further enhance the results. Following each of your appointments, you should stay out of the sun as much as possible and drink plenty of water. The results from your PRP injections should stay visible up to two years.