Using PRP for Skin Rejuvenation

Fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin can be dealt with a number of ways. It’s just that there are so many options available, it can be a bit confusing. Although most people have heard of skin peels and laser therapy, far fewer are aware of PRP for skin rejuvenation.

What is PRP?

Nothing in our bodies carries nutrients and healing properties on a concentrated level like blood. Even when we sustain small injuries and sprains, blood is rushed to those locations. The injured part of the body absorbs the nutrients in the blood and heals that much faster. That’s why it’s so important to eat a healthy diet composed of high-nutrient containing foods for the blood to absorb.

This is the principle behind PRP skin rejuvenation. Platelet-Rich Plasma is a mixture composed of plasma that has been enriched with extra blood platelets. Platelets not only help the blood to clot when parts of the body are injured, they also contain nutrients called growth factors that help with the healing process by generating new cells.

In the past, PRP has been used mainly to help patients recover from spinal injuries, sprained joints and similar kinds of injuries. In the last few years, however, cosmetic professionals have been using it to help the skin rejuvenate itself.

The PRP Skin Rejuvenation Process

The first step in the PRP skin rejuvenation process is to draw blood from the patient. This is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes to complete. The PRP solution is prepared by separating the platelets from the rest of the other blood cells. The platelet levels in the blood are then increased significantly with a process called centrifugation. After this, the platelets are then combined again with the remaining blood, producing a blood composition that is very rich in platelet levels.

The newly refined blood is then injected back into the patient’s skin in areas where there is a need for the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin. This is done according to the patient’s needs and desired results.

Benefits of PRP Skin Rejuvenation

One of the most obvious benefits of PRP for skin rejuvenation is the fact that the patient’s own blood is used. This significantly reduces the risks of the body’s rejection of the solution. The kind of rejection that happens with blood transfusions and organ transplants does not occur when the patient’s own blood is used.

Patients can go back to their daily routines directly after leaving our office. Patients are given instructions to care for the treated areas that cover any kind of foreseeable complication or discomfort, although discomfort after the procedure is very rare.

Learn More During a Consultation

Talk to the team at Aesthetic Laser Center in Oakland or Fresno to learn more about how PRP skin rejuvenation can benefit you. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!