Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
One of the most popular cellular rejuvenation or skin treatments is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Although PRP first gained popularity worldwide for its wound-healing abilities, once the therapy proved beneficial to the skin, it quickly became the skin-boosting treatment du jour. PRP works wonders across the board for many beauty benefits, including regrowing thinning hair, rejuvenating the skin, and improving the skin’s texture.
Often called a game-changer, cellular rejuvenating PRP relies on plasma from your blood to improve the skin.
Although it may sound invasive, PRP is a more natural way of stimulating cellular rejuvenation and collagen regeneration without synthetic ingredients, fillers, injectables, and even lasers and other devices–some even call it nature’s version of fillers.
So, if you’re ready to dive headfirst into PRP treatments, here’s everything you’ll want to know before you wholeheartedly commit.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Cellular rejuvenation is a complex process that rejuvenates the skin by repairing evident signs of aging and preventing new damage. The idea behind cellular rejuvenation is that specific therapies can help improve the current state of the skin cells. As a result, they are better able to withstand the ebb and flow of the natural aging process.
When the skin cells are in their ultimate state of health, they are more equipped to fight off skin damage, so less visible signs of aging are noticeable on the skin’s surface.
WHAT IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP)?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerating and rejuvenating treatment for the skin. It involves drawing a sample of a patient’s blood and separating the plasma from everything else. The plasma is the most valuable part of the blood for regeneration. These components are essential for the skin’s natural healing processes.
The first uses of PRP were in orthopedics to speed up the recovery process and rates from injuries and surgeries. Then, the use of PRP was applied to the hair and skin. Using PRP is a form of regenerative medicine that allows the body to heal itself better and even amplify natural growth factors necessary for healing injured tissue.
PRP effects are further amplified when using the matrix with microneedling or laser treatments.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PRP?
There are various benefits to using PRP for better skin, including:
- Increased collagen production
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighter skin and improved skin tone
- Improvement in acne scars
- A natural brightness to the skin
- Healthier-looking and acting skin
The growth factors within the PRP work to quickly and effectively regenerate the skin, reverse the signs of aging and damage, and heal injured tissues. In addition, the platelets act as a reservoir of growth factors that have collagen-stimulating effects on the skin.
CELLULAR REJUVENATION TREATMENT AREAS
PRP can be used on multiple areas of the face and body. Some of the more popular treatment areas are:
- In lines and deep wrinkles and creases
- In acne scars
- On the scalp for increased hair growth
- In deep creases around the mouth and on the lower face
- The entire face (minus the eyelids and lips)
- Under the eyes
- As an add on treatment to facials
HOW MUCH DOES PRP THERAPY COST?
A PRP treatment varies in cost from provider to provider, and those in large cities often charge more.
The size of the treatment area, the number of sessions needed to obtain your desired results, and additional treatments that you may choose to couple with PRP also influence the overall cost.
To determine the cost of your PRP treatment, call our office to schedule a consultation where we will put a custom program together to correct your current skin concerns.
Depending on the treatment area, PRP treatments are relatively quick and can take 30 to 60 minutes. You'll want to factor in some time for numbing, too, since the application of numbing cream before the treatment makes it more comfortable.
There's little recovery with PRP other than minimal redness for the first few days. There may also be some pinpoint bleeding on the face, but that too will subside. Some patients say the skin feels tender, slightly swollen, or even hot to the touch after the treatment.
Following the treatment, you'll notice healthier-looking skin. Collagen production will kick in over the next four to six weeks, and the skin will show signs of continued improvement. However, you'll need to keep up with regular treatments to maintain the results.
Regardless of the treatment area, the principles of a PRP treatment are the same from one to the next:
- Your provider will draw blood from your arm. The blood is put into a centrifuge, and the platelets are separated from everything else in the blood.
- Microneedling is performed to create open channels in the skin.
- The PRP is then applied to the skin, which will begin to regenerate and renew the skin.
Rejuvenating the skin cells to act younger and have minor damage will allow your skin to look better and more youthful. Our cells age from the point they are today, but there's always room for improvement and ways to create younger-looking skin.
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If you’re ready to rejuvenate your skin and make it look younger, now is the time to book a consultation with Charette Cosmetics. A one-on-one consultation with our experienced aestheticians will determine the best cellular rejuvenation treatment for you. We can also customize a package specific to your skincare needs so that you can obtain the best results possible.
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