Platelet Rich Plasma

Learn More About Platelet-Rich Plasma

When it comes to restoring our beauty safely and naturally, there’s nothing like using our own blood cells to do it. Platelet-rich plasma treatments, or PRP, uses an extract of your blood to enhance your health and appearance. This process is more natural than generating collagen or restoring thinning hair, as the source of the work is your own body. If you want to experience the benefits of PRP, it’s time to see Dr. Bolante at Parasol Dermatology.

Understanding PRP And How It Can Help Your Skin

Platelet-rich plasma is derived from your blood with a centrifuge-style mechanism. This process removes platelets and plasma from your blood. This enhances the concentration of the beneficial proteins that can aid healing. Platelet-rich plasma is commonly described as a natural filler process, restoring a youthful appearance without extensive recovery times.

Since PRP is derived from your blood, the risk of sensitivity or allergies is essentially eliminated. The rich concentration of platelets within the derived blood plasma excels at stimulating stem cells to kickstart the body’s regeneration process. This, in turn, ensures that you heal at an accelerated rate. When used as part of a facial rejuvenation treatment, it can reduce fine lines, plump hollow areas, and even smooth surgical and acne scarring.

The PRP treatment is relatively routine, taking about an hour to complete. It includes the following steps:

  • Anesthetic cream is rubbed into the target area an hour before the treatment.
  • Up to four vials of blood are drawn and processed through the centrifuge.
  • The resulting substance is injected into the treatment site with fine needles.
  • The treatment site is wiped down, and the procedure is completed.

As you can see, the whole process is exceedingly simple. This process helps stimulate your body to produce fresh collagen, a process that occurs over the following months. Within the first month, you should begin noticing improved skin texture. To produce the best results, Dr. Bolante may suggest that you repeat the treatment every six to eight weeks to reach a total of three treatments.

After this period, the results will persist for an extended period. Touch-up appointments are often suggested to ensure that collagen production continues and your facial rejuvenation persists. Combining this treatment with laser skin resurfacing, microneedling, fillers or Botox can create even more dramatic results.

Recovering from PRP facial rejuvenation is quick and painless. The most commonly experienced side effects include swelling, bruising or redness. These effects quickly fade within 3-7 days following the procedure. In the meantime, they can be covered using a bit of makeup. Patients may experience pain or infection at the treatment site in rare cases.

Visit Parasol Dermatology To Learn More About PRP

PRP is a great way to enhance your beauty and restore the youthfulness of your face without artificial enhancements. No fillers, no surgery, just your own natural material being used to stimulate the rejuvenation of tissues. Contact Parasol Dermatology to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bolante today!