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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Aesthetics

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Aesthetics

By: Dr. Anne Truong
March 17, 2020


Platelets rich plasma (PRP) is a type of injectable cosmetic treatment used for a variety of conditions. It has the unique ability to rejuvenate the skin naturally, helping to minimize the appearance of aging. To do this, it uses the body's own platelet rich blood cells. As a result, it has more potential to provide the lasting results many people need.

How Does PRP Work for Aesthetics?

PRP is a very safe procedure. It's also not new in that hospitals have used it for years. The process uses the same methods involved that doctors use in these settings. However, it's specifically designed for aesthetics, helping you to have a youthful look you desire.
By using a person's platelet rich plasma, which often contains stem cells, it's possible to get more effective results. When it is injected back into the skin in the desired location, it goes to work, helping to build natural, new, healthy cells to replace those. More specifically, it can help to boost the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. These are the two components that help to give you naturally beautiful skin.

What Is the Procedure?

The PRP process is not painful for most people. First, a topical anesthetic is applied to the area that will be treated.  A technician will then draw a small amount of blood from the body. The blood is placed into a device called a centrifuge. It remains there, spinning for about five to ten minutes. During this process, the blood breaks up. It separates the plasma itself from the other particles naturally found in the bloodstream.

Once this is done, the area desired is appropriately cleaned. Then, the platelet rich plasma is injected into the treatment area. It immediately goes to work. Over time, the plasma will work to stimulate the body's natural production of collagen and elastin in that area, helping to reduce the signs of aging as it does so. The entire process only takes a few minutes, but once complete, it can provide an effortless way of seeing significant results.
After the procedure, you will not likely see any discomfort or pain. You do not need any downtime from this procedure. The process may need to be repeated several times to get the level of results you desire, though some people begin to see results within a matter of days to weeks. Your doctor can offer more insight into what you can expect.

Be sure to follow all doctor recommendations for this procedure to get the best results possible. After-care and follow-ups can play a role in your success.

Why Should You Use It?

Research indicates that the use of PRP is very safe to use, and it can be very effective. For years, doctors have used this method to help stimulate the body's ability to heal using the stem cells found within the bloodstream. You are using your own, naturally produced stem cells to help encourage the formation of new cells. Stem cells are unique in that they can transform into any other cells in the body. That means they can work to heal the areas treated.
There are various areas of the body that PRP can be used in to see results. It is essential to have a full consultation to determine if this method is right for your troubled area. However, it can be effective for areas such as:

  • Around the eyes

  • Neck areas

  • Facial areas

  • Forehead

  • Hands

  • Neckline

If you have areas of the skin that are loose, you may want to consider the benefits of using PRP as a natural way to improve the look of these areas.

Why Should You Consider PRP Now?

Research indicates that platelet rich plasma used for aesthetics is a very effective treatment. It is also an efficient way of seeing improvements. There are no invasive procedures or the removal of large areas of skin. It is a type of cosmetic tool that can provide a very simplistic way of getting the results you want. If you're looking for a way to improve the look of your skin and you don't want to take medications or undergo surgery, this can be a prime opportunity to see improvement.