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The Hidden Benefits of Blood

Posted on: November 14th, 2018
By: The Office of North Shore Aesthetics

Over recent years, you may have heard about PRP injections. The medical industry has been using it for decades to treat injuries such as tendon problems, nerve damage, and sports injuries such as sprains and pulled muscles. Now, researchers have discovered that the same principles and benefits of PRP apply to cosmetic and other health-related concerns. At North Shore Aesthetics, the benefits of PRP injections are great for facial rejuvenation.

Platelet-rich plasma preparation - Gloved hand placing a vial of blood in a centrifuge machine

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Plasma is an ingredient found naturally in your blood that contains an exceedingly large amount of growth factors and proteins that stimulate healthy cell production. At North Shore Aesthetics, we take a sample of blood from your arm and use the Magellan® TruPRP™ machine to centrifuge it, causing the platelets to separate from the rest of the blood. This process creates a significant concentration of platelet-rich plasma that is ready for injection.

What Can PRP Treat?

PRP has many benefits. At North Shore Aesthetics, we use PRP for facial rejuvenation. Facial rejuvenation treatments come in all forms, including surgical, minimally-invasive, and non-invasive. While all these treatments lead you toward looking younger and more refreshed, they go about them in very different ways. PRP is great for patients who are looking for a natural approach to improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, hyperpigmentation, and thin skin. This treatment is one hundred percent natural, and it will provide you with natural-looking results. And because PRP injections use your own blood, there is absolutely no risk of infection or rejection. PRP for facial rejuvenation offers many benefits, including:

  • Stimulating collagen production
  • Smoothing facial lines and wrinkles
  • Improving the skin’s tone and texture
  • Reducing the appearance of facial scars

 

With PRP injections for facial rejuvenation, you can enjoy the improvement of your skin’s clarity, smoothness, and thickness. Younger looking skin is just a treatment away! PRP can also be used with microneedling to help with skin rejuvenation.

To learn about how platelet-rich plasma can help you, contact North Shore Aesthetics by calling (847) 737-5036 to set up a consultation.