Skin Rejuvenation with PRP

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Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, has been used for more than 20 years as a means to stimulate the growth of healthy replacement tissue. It became somewhat of a sensation in the early 21st century when a number of athletes reported accelerated healing of sports injuries. More recently, PRP has become a popular means to rejuvenate the skin.

We have found that PRP, especially when combined with the use of other products and techniques, can truly help adults achieve a more youthful appearance. How PRP works is no mystery, but if you’re not familiar with the procedure, we will describe it in more detail below.

Our blood is composed mostly of plasma. The plasma holds red cells, white cells, antibodies, nutrients, and platelets in suspension. The platelets’ main role is to stem bleeding after we experience a cut or scrape. When exposed to air, the platelets form a mesh, and the bleeding stops.

The platelets perform another duty once the cut has been sealed. Platelets contain several important proteins and other growth factors that aid in the distribution of nutrients to form replacement tissue. This helps injuries to heal faster.

How Does PRP Rejuvenate the Skin?

We spin a small amount of the client’s blood in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from the red cells. The result is a liquid composed of a highly concentrated amount of platelets. To activate the platelets, we add a special solution.

We then use the PRP mix in areas where wrinkling, redness from blemishes and acne scars, and age spots exist. The body will respond the same way it would had an injury occurred. The tissues begin to replicate themselves, but because of the presence of a large concentration of platelets, the new growth is healthier than what is being replaced.

What Can It Treat?

PRP injections treat a number of skin concerns, but the most visible improvement is in the overall skin tone and texture. Fine wrinkles become less noticeable and blotchy patches, whether caused by overexposure to the sun or from genetic factors, fade away. This type of treatment is also performed to lessen the degree of darkening of freckles, age spots, liver spots, and injury scars.

Learn More About PRP for Skin Rejuvenation

This is a popular means to stimulate healthy skin growth. If you feel you may be a candidate for this type of skin rejuvenation, don’t hesitate to contact us today at Plateroti Dermatology in Templeton, CA and book an initial consultation!

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