So your skin doesn’t look as vibrant, plump, or youthful as it once did. You want to improve the look of your skin, but find that standard creams and products just don’t give you the results you want. What are your options?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a safe and effective way to get amazing skin with virtually no downtime or side effects. It uses special ingredients found in your body’s own blood to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin from within, where creams can’t touch. It stimulates new collagen to make your skin look and act younger, treating volume loss, wrinkles, acne scars, and more.
How does PRP work?
Platelets have the ability to repair damaged cells, and have been successfully used in certain surgical procedures for years. Whether injected beneath the skin or used in a special topical procedure, the PRP will penetrate and stimulate your skin’s natural repair process. PRP helps build new tissue over time, so continued treatments should give you even better results.
How does it compare to fillers?
PRP won’t fill in deep lines like fillers can, but offers a different type of improvement. Fillers are targeted at specific areas of concern, whereas PRP can refine and smooth skin tone and texture across a wider area or even your entire face. PRP pairs well with targeted treatments like fillers and Botox® because they work in different ways and complement one another. Using PRP with one of these other therapies will give you a powerful facial makeover.
What are the advantages?
There’s virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or infection because it’s your body’s own cells with no other ingredients added. Many patients notice continued skin improvement for up to two years after their treatments, so it’s long-lasting. It fits easily into busy schedules because there’s no recovery time needed. Plus, it’s a natural way to improve your skin without surgery.
Are there any drawbacks?
If your cosmetic surgeon determines that you’re a good candidate for the procedure, with no health problems that would interfere, you probably won’t notice any drawbacks. Unlike fillers, though, results are not seen immediately. It typically takes two to three months to see your optimal skin improvement. So if you’re planning for a big event like a wedding, make sure you schedule your appointment a few months in advance.
PRP therapy is a cosmetic treatment and should be performed by a licensed, thoughtful, and experienced cosmetic surgeon. If you’d like to learn more about this innovative and exciting way to get gorgeous skin with no downtime, contact GLOW Surgical Arts to learn more!