Platelet-rich plasma therapy, commonly known as PRP therapy, is a skin rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of the client’s own blood to restore the skin. The blood contains platelets which not only facilitates clotting when bleeding occurs but also helps stimulate new tissue formation since they contain growth factors. When skillfully introduced into the skin area under treatment, PRP for skin rejuvenation can accelerate the replacement of damaged epidermal tissues.
This tissue occurs in the lower dermal layer, but during its formation, the tissue replaces damaged or dead skill cells in the skin’s outmost layers. This results in smoother skin with reduced wrinkles and discolorations.
How PRP for Skin Rejuvenation Works to Create Healthier Skin
A small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and spun in a centrifuge to separate out the platelets and a small amount of plasma from the rest of the blood. The extracted platelets are then injected into the skin area under treatment.
Benefits of PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
1. Naturally-Induced Rejuvenation
PRP for skin rejuvenation does not involve any pharmaceutical chemicals, plumping agents, or strong acids. The patient’s body responds to the introduced platelets the same way it would in the event of an injury. Thus, the skin rejuvenation process is both natural and accelerated.
2. A Simple Outpatient Procedure
Unlike other cosmetic skin treatment procedures, PRP for skin rejuvenation is a very straightforward procedure. Since the recovery period is quite short, you can resume your normal activities immediately after PRP treatment.
3. Improved Collagen Production
With age, the body produces less collagen, the main structural protein that gives the skin its firm look while preventing the formation of wrinkles. PRP for skin rejuvenation results in the creation of collagen, and this results in a more youthful-looking complexion. This is one of the major advantages PRP for skin rejuvenation has over other cosmetic procedures.
4. Long-Lasting Results
While PRP for skin rejuvenation takes just a few minutes to perform, its results last much longer. Most recipients report satisfactory results that can be enjoyed for more than a year after just one or two therapy appointments. The results can last even longer with multiple therapy sessions.
If you are not happy with your skin’s appearance, you may be a perfect candidate for PRP for skin rejuvenation. Visit our board-certified cosmetic surgeons and our experienced team at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery today for more advice on how PRP for skin rejuvenation can help you achieve more youthful looking skin that is free of wrinkles. We are conveniently located in Indianapolis and Santa Rosa. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!