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PRP Therapy: What Does It Treat?

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PRP therapy, or platelet-rich plasma therapy, is a treatment in which blood is drawn from your arm and then separated into red blood cells and concentrated platelets. Once separated, the red blood cells are tossed out, and the platelet-rich plasma is ready to use. PRP is a long-lasting solution that uses your body’s natural healing process to treat everything from arthritis to hair loss.

A PRP facial, aka “vampire” or “blood” facial, is a non-surgical face lift alternative that combines PRP therapy with microneedling to stimulate collagen and encourage skin cell turnover. Your face will be numbed with local anesthesia and then spread with your plasma. Your therapist will then run a microneedling device over the areas to be treated. These procedures usually last about 30 to 45 minutes. There’s no risk of an allergic reaction since your own blood is being used. Benefits include firmer skin and a more radiant glow. Downtime is usually one to two days with full results showing in two to six weeks. With one facial, you should see some tightening of the skin. If you’re looking for more dramatic results with fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, scarring, or pore size, monthly treatments are recommended. These results can last 16-18 months. If you’re looking to plump up your skin, improve its texture, and reduce fine lines, this procedure may be for you.

The extracted blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the rest of the blood. Once that happens you have a whole host of growth factors. There are different growth factors that are capable of treating different problems. If you are suffering from scarring, sun spots, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, or other skin blemishes, PRP therapy with microneedling may be right for you. It combines two of the best treatments for facial rejuvenation to give you twice the results in half the time.

Contact Plateroti Dermatology today to schedule your consultation! Our team of trained professionals are ready to talk with you about how you may be able to benefit from this treatment. We are conveniently located in Templeton, CA.

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