Reduce fine lines and wrinkles by harnessing your body’s own repair mechanism – Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Cutting Edge Technology for Total Skin Rejuvenation:
Our practice is pleased to announce the addition of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to our nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatments. PRP is combined with micro-needling to rejuvenate your skin and improve fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. Did you know your plasma contains life-giving protein growth factors that help cells regenerate and rebuild? As we age, the fullness and elasticity of our skin significantly change. The Eclipse MicroPen creates channels into the skin allowing PRP to fill them and enhance the body’s natural ability to replenish collagen and elastin. This, in turn, improves skin texture and firmness; essentially the new skin is replacing the old.
Day of Treatment:
During your visit, a small amount of blood (similar to a routine lab test) is drawn and we are able to isolate the red blood cells away from the platelet-rich plasma with use of a centrifuge. Since the PRP is coming from your own body, there is very little risk of allergic reaction or rejection as opposed to some other treatments available. Once the plasma has been isolated, it is topically applied to your skin in a thin layer. The micropen is then used on top of this layer to help push the PRP into micro channels made in the surface of the skin. Immediately after, your skin will appear reddened, similar to a mild sunburn. This will improve over the next 24 hours and the pH of the plasma actually acts as a soothing agent for the skin. The plasma is left in place for 4 hours after the treatment and can be washed off with water alone.
What Can I Expect?
Patients can expect to see an immediate glow to their skin over a few days with improvement of overall skin texture and color. Visible changes of fine lines and wrinkles could take several weeks as the collagen and elastin production takes place.
Why Does PRP work?
Platelets have largely been known to help direct wound healing and to create an environment that allows tissue regeneration. When there are tiny micro-injuries made to the surface of the skin, the body starts sending platelets and growth factors to that site to begin the repair process. By adding PRP topically and directly into these channels, the body can repair faster and more effectively. The use of PRP along with micro-needling has been seen to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks.
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If you would like to speak with one of our providers for more information please call 972-566-7300 or visit our website at www.drhobar.com