Lotions, creams, laser resurfacing, dermal fillers, surgery, and now blood? As unusual as it may sound, your blood is the newest way to revamp your facial skincare routine. A natural alternative to dermal fillers and a less invasive approach than cosmetic surgery or laser resurfacing, your blood contains the secret ingredient needed to achieve a more youthful-looking, rejuvenated complexion. This ingredient is platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Platelets are a component of your blood that is responsible for tissue healing and new cell growth. Separating these platelets from your blood and injecting a higher concentration of them can improve the quality of your facial skin and rejuvenate your appearance.
What’s the Secret to PRP?
PRP has been used for years by doctors to help expedite the healing of patient’s wounds by stimulating new cell growth. By using the same principles, these powerful platelets can be injected into your face where wrinkles, deep creases, and hollowed areas are present to stimulate the growth of collagen, form new blood cells, and enhance the smoothness of facial muscles. By using PRP for facial rejuvenation, patients can see improvement in:
- Facial wrinkles and fine lines
- Deep creases and hollowed areas
- Skin laxity
- Skin thickness
- Skin tone
- Facial scars
How Does PRP for Facial Rejuvenation Work?
After collecting a small vial of blood, Dr. Schlechter uses a machine called the Magellan® TruPRP™ to centrifuge the blood and separate the solids from the liquids. These solids are the platelet-rich plasma. Once the centrifugation process is complete, Dr. Schlechter strategically injects the PRP where needed. These injections are safe, quick, and require no downtime. There is also minimal risk since it’s the patient’s own blood that is doing all the hard work. Results can be seen in as little as two to three weeks with final results appearing at about 12 weeks. Repeated treatments may be necessary for more significant reversal of facial aging.
If you are looking for an all-natural alternative to fillers or laser treatments, you need not look any further because you already possess the needed ingredient for youthful skin.
To learn more about PRP and how it can help rejuvenate your appearance, contact Dr. Schlechter at North Shore Plastic Surgery by calling (847) 737-5036.