As we age, the skin on our face and neck naturally begins to form creases and wrinkles, which for some, becomes a source of concern. Fortunately, doctors, plastic surgeons, and scientists have been working tirelessly to help reverse or slow down the visual effects of aging. A commonly used term for certain skin treatment methods is "regenerative medicine," which strives to not just stop new imperfections from forming, but to actually rebuild and renew cells and tissue.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)?
This natural method of wrinkle reduction and pigment improvement has been developed to rejuvenate problem areas at the cellular level. The platelet rich plasma helps your body do more of what it already does naturally by boosting collagen production and drawing cells to the areas of treatment.
How does it work?
After a consultation and pre-procedure, a small sample of your blood is taken and the plasma is removed. Doctors then inject the PRP back into your body with numerous tiny punctures, focusing on the problem areas – often on the face or hands. The entire process usually takes less than an hour and can be done once every few months as desired by the patient.
Any side effects?
As with any medical procedure, this may cause discomfort or redness on the treated areas. In some cases there may be slight bruising or headaches that occur.
What results are to be expected?
In as little as three weeks from your PRP skin treatment, you will begin to notice improvement in the coloration of your skin and a reduction in visible wrinkles. Further treatment is recommended to continue the positive results of the procedure.
Remember, the sooner you get started with your treatment, the sooner you will begin to see the results. So set up a consultation with your doctor today.
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