WHAT IS PRP SKIN REJUVENATION?
PRP skin rejuvenation, or Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, is a non-surgical method for facial rejuvenation that utilizes your very own growth factors to stimulate healing and repair.
PRP is a natural blood product that contains hundreds of proteins called growth factors. Growth factors are responsible for healing and repairing. A small amount of your blood is drawn and placed in a sterile tube that is then spun in a centrifuge separating the different components of the blood. The red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets (the root of youth) and the plasma (the healing properties).
The plasma that has been separated now contains a higher than normal concentration of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP. Now your own sample is ready to start transforming your skin’s appearance to a luminous and youthful glow as you receive the platelet rich plasma therapy!
HOW DO PLATELETS REJUVENATE THE SKIN?
Platelets are a unique component in the blood that help tissues to heal and grow new cells. Once injected into specific areas of the skin, PRP acts as a catalyst which stimulates your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue and thus naturally smooths and tightens the skin. PRP softens wrinkles and creates smoother skin improving texture and tone.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING THE PROCEDURE?
Step one is drawing your blood, then the PRP will be prepared. While the PRP is being prepared, your skin will be cleansed and prepped for the treatment. The injections take only a few moments, and are only mildly uncomfortable. The procedure is quick (15-30 minutes total), and relatively painless.
Unlike many facial restorative procedures there is no downtime with PRP skin rejuvenation. You can return to your normal activities immediately. You may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising which often fade within 1-3 days (symptoms vary from individual to individual). The PRP is made from your own cells, virtually eliminating the possibility of any negative side effects.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE RESULTS?
The goal of PRP skin rejuvenation therapy is to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin, soften lines and pores. Results begin to show 3-4 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve over time. Three treatment sessions are generally recommended and are spaced 1-2 months apart in order to achieve the best outcome.
PRP therapy can be combined with microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Juvéderm Voluma and Botox Cosmetic to best target unique issues thus achieving the final goal of younger and more vibrant looking skin.
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION IN THE SEACOAST REGION
To get started with your skin consultation, give us a call at (603) 783-1087 or book online. We are located close to Newburyport MA, Hampton Falls NH, Rye NH, Portsmouth NH and Exeter NH, just to name a few surrounding towns. We can be conveniently found on Route 1 in Hampton, New Hampshire right off of 101.