What are the Benefits of PRP?

Have you heard of PRP therapy, but you’re not sure what it’s all about?  PRP therapy has traditionally been used to treat issues such as orthopedic injuries and arthritis.  However, the regenerative capabilities of PRP have recently been introduced into aesthetic dermatology for facial rejuvenation.  But what exactly is PRP, and what are the benefits?   

What Is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is plasma that contains a high concentration of platelets.   Platelets are blood cells that cause the blood to clot and contain growth factors that promote the body’s healing functions. 

PRP therapy for the face addresses issues such as wrinkles, sagging skin, circles beneath the eyes, and acne scars. 

What are the Benefits of PRP?

Natural Treatment

PRP is a natural serum because it is prepared from the patient’s blood.  A small sample of blood is taken from the patient’s arm and then spun in a centrifuge to isolate the platelets from the other parts of the blood.  When used for facial rejuvenation, the activated platelets are injected into targeted areas of the face, where they kick-start the renewal of skin and soft tissue. 

Safe

One of the primary benefits of PRP is the safety of the procedure.  PRP uses only natural components and does not contain any synthetic substances, so it’s completely safe.  Consequently, patients don’t have to be concerned about having an adverse reaction to treatment. 

Results Are Long-Lasting 

The results of PRP typically take 2-3 weeks to appear and last one year or more.  The improvements last a long time because the growth and healing factors in PRP promote tissue regeneration, which improves the overall tone and texture of the skin. 

Patients that undergo PRP facial rejuvenation generally report a high level of satisfaction.    

If you are interested in a solution for your dull, dry skin, PRP is a safe, natural way to regain vibrant, younger-looking skin. 

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