PRP/Platelet Rich Plasma
Did you know that while scientists have been continually improving dermal fillers and Botox formulas, there are also new skin rejuvenation alternatives that have become available? A new technique that uses platelet-rich plasma can help you achieve an overall more youthful look.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
PRP is a concentrated component of your blood which has been separated from the red and white blood cells by using a centrifuge. This separated sample of concentrated plasma has platelets and associated growth factors. Platelets are natural healers to your skin. When injury occurs, it is the platelets which become activated and release growth factors and other skin regenerating molecules. By injecting a concentrated amount of your PRP into your skin, we are triggering your body to go into healing mode and to regenerate your skin.
If you have been struggling with dark circles, puffiness under your eyes, fine lines on your face, sun damage, or a dull skin tone, PRP can help fix these problems. PRP is different from Botox and dermal fillers because it neither immobilizes your muscles nor fills in wrinkles. Instead, PRP helps your body to create its own collagen to rejuvenate your entire face. PRP can also be used alone or as a support to dermal fillers to tighten your skin and create more sustained and noticeable improvements.
How Does PRP Work?
This treatment uses plasma from your own body to rejuvenate your skin. Dr. Roche and her medical team will draw blood from your arm into a test tube and run it through a centrifuge to isolate the plasma, a clear fluid that can be injected into your body to stimulate future collagen growth. Your platelets are adept at regenerating tissue as well, which can smooth out your skin and make it look tighter just like when you were younger.
PRP can also improve areas near the eyes, addressing the issue of fullness, volume loss, and skin tone. If you want great skin texture and a more youthful looking face, then PRP may be the right choice for you.
How Long Does PRP Last?
PRP starts to show its results within a month and should show improvement as time goes on. We will usually recommend a series of treatments to make PRP the most effective, which will be spaced out between 1-2 months apart. When administered properly, PRP treatment results can last anywhere between 9 months to 2 years! It also works well when combined with other treatments like Hydrafacial-MD, Ultherapy, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers.
Is a Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Right for You?
If you’re interested in the newest technology to obtain smooth and youthful looking skin, contact our office to discuss PRP. Call Dr. Elizabeth Roche for a consultation at 201-505-1020.