Cosmetic platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a procedure that's used to rejuvenate the facial skin and target problems such as fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.
Cosmetic platelet rich plasma therapy begins by taking blood from the patient and processing it to create a concentration of beneficial platelets. While the PRP is being prepared, your skin will be cleansed and readied for treatment by using a numbing cream to make the injections painless. The platelet concentration is then injected into specific areas of the face to prompt collagen growth and tissue regeneration.
Cosmetic PRP therapy restores lost volume in the face, making for a more youthful appearance — all without the need for invasive surgery. Following cosmetic PRP therapy, patients report diminished or even complete elimination of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, as well as improvements in skin texture, color and tone. Additionally, patients report beneficial effects on facial folds, crow's feet and acne scars. Cosmetic PRP can also prolong the length of time that dermal fillers last.
To achieve the best results, it is recommended to have three treatments of cosmetic PRP at intervals of one month and then again once yearly. Patients report results appearing gradually, with results becoming visible during the weeks and months that follow the procedure.
One of the greatest benefits of cosmetic PRP is that it does not involve surgery and requires no post-procedure care. Also, patients can usually return to their daily activities immediately and side effects are minimal.
Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers fill specific lines, individual wrinkles and folds, while PRP improves overall volume, fullness, and skin tone. Hyaluronic acid fillers are indicated to soften deeper lines such as the folds around the mouth area, or to plump lips. They usually last from 6 to 18 months and repeated treatments are required to fill the area again. On the other hand, PRP stimulates the growth of your own collagen for total facial rejuvenation, rather than individual wrinkle improvement.
PRP is used for volumizing faces that are beginning to look drawn, plump out cheek indentations, soften under eye hollows, improve the skin tone and fill in areas where hyaluronic acid fillers are not safe to use or unable to reach.
PRP therapy for the face is not limiting. It can be combined with most other rejuvenating cosmetic procedures, including laser treatments, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, Botox, and dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. Based on the patient's unique needs and desired results, Dr. Soni will tailor a customized treatment plan in order to achieve younger looking skin.
Dr. Prabhat Soni is a recognized leader in the field of stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, both for cosmetic purposes and for pain treatments. To learn more about the benefits of PRP therapy for facial rejuvenation or to find out whether you're a candidate for this type of treatment, schedule an appointment today.