PRP or platelet-rich plasma has been used in the medical field for many years for healing sporting injuries. This treatment has become exceptionally popular among adults for improving the appearance of the dark circles that form under the eyes, sun damage, scarring and wrinkles. The treatment for skin rejuvenation does not require surgery, is performed in the office and generally requires little time. Although there are a lot of benefits associated with this treatment, platelet-rich plasma is usually used to treat both deep and finer wrinkles, scarring, hair loss and anti-aging. The procedure results in a more youthful face. The popularity of the treatment is a combination of the organic nature and the fact the procedure actually works.
The treatment uses your own blood as opposed to injecting a chemical into your body. This means the potential for any side effects has been virtually eliminated because the chance of your body rejecting your blood is incredibly slim. The original popularity of using platelet-rich plasma for facial rejuvenation began with celebrities who tired the treatment. Their recommendations were responsible for a lot of individuals giving the treatment a try. The results spoke for themselves because not only did the same individuals continue having maintenance treatments, but they were joined by more and more people interested in smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. Another reason for the increase in popularity is the effectiveness and simplicity of the treatment for anti-aging.
The procedure is simple because it starts when you have a simple blood draw just like you have in your physician’s office. Your blood is then spun for a short time in a machine called a centrifuge. This is what separates your platelets, red and white blood cells and serum. This provides everything necessary to enhance the natural healing mechanism of your body. A PRP treatment can provide much healthier-looking skin for individuals of every age. There is a reason the face starts to age and show natural wear and tear. As your body starts to age, your collagen and elastin begin to break down. Your skin no longer has the ability to appear plump and firm. The injections of platelet-rich plasma increase the ability of your body to naturally regenerate collagen and elasticity.
The treatment not only helps your body repair the existing collagen, but the production of new collagen is also stimulated. This will help bring the elasticity, plumpness and firmness back to your skin. The result is fewer fine lines and wrinkles and improved clarity and tone. Platelet-rich plasma is all-natural becomes it comes from your body. Only a small amount of blood is required for the necessary amount of plasma. The medical professional can then inject the platelet-rich plasma into certain areas of your skin to naturally smooth your skin, regenerate your tissue and stimulate the growth of collagen. The treatment is popular due to the immediate results, long-lasting benefits and little to no downtime. The wide range of benefits include:
• Decreasing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
• Diminishing the look of stretch marks
• Decreasing pore size
• Smoothing out skin with a rough texture
• Softening the appearance of blood vessels on the surface of the skin
• Fighting premature aging caused by excessive exposure to the sun
• Eliminating or softening scars resulting from an injury, surgery or acne
• Firming up the skin
• Evening the skin tone
• Breaking up sun-related discolorations such as sunspots or freckles
You will have a consultation with a medical professional prior to your treatment. This is when your skin conditions will be discussed and the treatment explained in more detail. You will be told how to prepare for the procedure and given recommendations for a speedy recovery. This is when you need to ask any questions to ensure you understand exactly how your treatment will be performed and the benefits you will receive. Your own blood will be used for your treatment. The serum and platelets are completely natural and provide an anti-aging effect. Your results will appear absolutely natural as opposed to the frozen appearance that can result from other treatments. There are also no dangerous side effects, making this the ideal wrinkle reduction and anti-aging treatment.
Most individuals who have experienced this treatment are amazed at the way the procedure smooths out wrinkles. This occurs due to the false healing signal the injection of serum and platelets sends to your skin. You skin believes repairs have become necessary and will initiate the production of collagen. This is what is responsible for producing new skin tissues. You will most likely need to have a series of treatments to reach your optimal results. Anti-aging is typically a process that requires more than one treatment. In most cases, the final results will last for quite a while. After this, you can continue seeing a more youthful face by having a maintenance treatment.
Your results can be further improved by using a good skin care regimen at home. Wearing a high-quality SPF will help protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun. Maintaining an exercise routine and eating a healthy diet will help with the clarity and tone of your skin. All of this combined will help slow down the process of aging. If you have pigmented areas on your skin, you may be familiar with melanin. This is a protection built into your skin. As the body ages, the melanocytes become damaged and weak from overexposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun. This is what causes the pigmented areas of skin often referred to as age spots. These dark spots can also be caused by hormonal changes.
The platelet-rich plasma treatment immediately starts a process to rejuvenate your skin. The condition of your skin is improved by the rapid production of new skin cells. You should begin to notice results within days after your treatment. Your results will continue to improve over time. Most people need multiple treatments to see optimal results. If you have a greater degree of damage, you may need as many as six or more treatments. The components derived from your blood including the PRP are extremely important because your activated plasma contains signaling factors in addition to eight separate growth factors. When this is injected into your skin, your body will increase collagen production, and the growth of important connective tissues is enhanced.
Your blood flow to the areas treated will improve, resulting in healthier connective tissues, blood and skin. As soon as you have completed your treatment you will begin to notice a difference in your appearance. The way you look will continue to improve over the following months because the proteins and growth factors will still be working. This technology offers you a lot of advantages. Since your blood is being used during the procedure, any chance of sensitivity or an allergic reaction has been virtually eliminated. The procedure is fast, effective and about as close as you can get to having a facelift naturally. The injections will also stimulate your production of hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule that occurs naturally in the connective tissues throughout your body. The chemical properties and structure of this molecule are responsible for the cushioning and structure of your skin in addition to maintaining healthy skin. Exposure to the sun and the process of aging weakens the benefits of your hyaluronic acid. This results in the formation of wrinkles and much less moisture in your skin.
During your initial consultation, your treatment will be customized by the medical professional. The areas of your face showing aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and age spots will be targeted during your treatment. The main concern of most individuals is decreasing the appearance of wrinkles around the cheeks, mouth and eyes, fine lines, puffiness, dark circles, pigmented areas and scarring from surgery, acne or an injury. Your treatment will help decrease all of these concerns to provide you with a more refined and even tone and texture and smoother skin.
You stand to receive a lot of benefits from your treatment. Some of these are defined below.
Non-Surgical: Your PRP treatment is minimally-invasive, and no surgery is necessary. Your platelet-rich plasma is derived from your blood and reinjected back into your skin. The treatment is effective and natural.
Improved Healing: The platelet-rich plasma injections improve healing by boosting the regenerative capabilities of your cells. This is the reason these injections are sometimes combined with other procedures to provide better results and speed the process of healing.
The Speed of the Treatment: Treatment sessions are designed to be quick and convenient, even for those with busy schedules.
Decreased Scarring: Another benefit of your treatment is a decrease in scarring. This is extremely beneficial for surgical scars from a facelift, acne scars and scarring resulting from an injury.
Long-Lasting Results: Your procedure may be fast, but your results will most likely last for a long time.
Improving the Texture of Your Skin: One of the best benefits of this treatment is an improvement in the volume and texture of the skin. You may also see tighter and smoother skin.
Completely Natural: All of the ingredients required to rejuvenate your skin come from your body. Your blood is the most important aspect of the treatment. This means the chance of an infection, allergic reaction or your body rejecting the treatment have been virtually eliminated.
To schedule your initial PRP consultation, please reach out to our team at Optimal Health and Wellness in Pasadena, CA. Contact our office today to book your appointment and get started.