Men and women of all ages desire a healthy, bright complexion. Unfortunately, aging, stress, and excess sun exposure can leave your skin looking dull and make you look older than your age. PRP (platelet-rich plasma) is a natural way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve your overall skin tone and texture, and increase collagen production. At North Shore Plastic Surgery, Dr. Benjamin Schlechter uses the Magellan® TruPRP™ for facial rejuvenation.
What is Magellan® TruPRP™?
The Magellan® TruPRP™ is a revolutionary machine that separates the tissue-repairing platelets from your blood. During this procedure, a vial of blood is taken from your arm and placed in the Magellan® TruPRP™ machine. From here, the centrifugation process begins, and the valuable platelets are separated to create highly-concentrated therapeutic plasma. Dr. Schlechter can strategically inject this plasma into areas of your face that are showing visible signs of aging.
Benefits of PRP
PRP is beneficial for men and women of all ages and skin types looking to rejuvenate their appearance. The growth factors found in platelet-rich plasma provide the following benefits:
- Thickens the skin
- Smoothes facial wrinkles
- Lessens deep creases and folds
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Reduces the appearance of facial scars
- Improves blood circulation under the skin
- Stimulates collagen production
Results of PRP
PRP is a safe, natural, and powerful way to brighten and rejuvenate a tired and dull complexion. Patients may experience some mild discomfort and redness at the injection sites, but this is temporary and usually fades within a day or two. Results are gradual and will begin to show between two and three weeks following injection with optimal results at 12 weeks. Most patients will require more than one PRP treatment to achieve their desired outcome. Should multiple treatments be needed, treatments are generally spaced 12 weeks apart. PRP injections require no downtime, and patients can go about their daily activities without concern.
How PRP for Facial Rejuvenation Differs From Other Procedures
PRP is a completely natural, non-surgical, minimally-invasive treatment, and there are no surgical or anesthesia-related risks or complications and no recovery or downtime. Since PRP uses the patient’s own blood, there is also no risk for an allergic reaction, toxicity, or side effects. This makes PRP one of the safest facial rejuvenation treatments available, and it is also one of the most cost-effective ways to get the youthful, glowing, and rejuvenated complexion you’ve been desiring.