Wrinkles, sun damage, fine lines, and uneven skin tone are common issues with age. There are numerous procedures dedicated to dealing with them, and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are among the minimally invasive ones.
This facial rejuvenation procedure is quickly gaining popularity over the past few years. Below is a guide from Dr. Katarzyna Skura about what to expect and the benefits you will enjoy.
Platelet-rich plasma is a regenerative procedure that uses blood components for facial skin rejuvenation. The specialist draws around two vials of blood, usually from the arm, then spins it in a centrifuge. That helps separate PRP from other blood components.
The specialist then uses microneedling to puncture the skin and then applies the PRP topically. The PRP gets into the skin through the punctures, getting to the deeper layers. That amplifies the body’s natural healing abilities to help deal with skin issues.
The body’s natural collagen production reduces with age, making the skin lose its firmness and fullness. Administering platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections triggers the skin to produce more collagen as it tries to heal those punctures.
The body continues to produce new and stronger collagen over the next few weeks, restoring its youthfulness. That helps deal with sagging skin, fine lines, and wrinkles. It also helps plump sagging skin, which you can use to re-contour your cheeks or pump your lips without surgery.
Hyperpigmentation, sun spots, acne scars, and scars from injuries might affect your skin texture and tone. As the skin heals the punctures from microneedling, newer, healthier skin is produced, which replaces the skin with hyperpigmentation and spots.
Collagen also helps with blood clotting, meaning it promotes faster wound healing. That helps in facial rejuvenation because the increased collagen production helps deal with acne scars and scars from other injuries, promoting better skin texture and tone. You can also benefit from reduced pore appearance.
The thicker and stronger your skin is, the better it protects the inner layers from external irritants. It also creates a strong barrier that keeps in moisture. PRP treatment also helps unclog your pores, making it easier to absorb moisture and your facial products or medications.
Since platelet-rich plasma therapy involves no surgery, it is a low-risk facial rejuvenation treatment that requires little to no downtime. There are also no risks of rejection, allergies, or reactions from the treatment because it uses your own blood.
However, since it involves puncturing the skin, you will experience slight swelling, itching, redness, tingling, and bruising.
You will notice the results within a few weeks after your treatment. However, they keep improving as the skin produces more collagen.
Unlike other facial skin rejuvenation treatments whose results fade fast, your platelet-rich plasma results will last around a year. However, you will need repeat treatments to maintain the results because aging is a continuous process.
Dr. Katarzyna Skura takes time to learn about her patients, their issues, and goals, then curates personalized treatments. Fill in and submit the online patient form, or call to learn more about the treatment and book a consultation appointment.