PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
A highly popular facial therapy that you may have seen on social media or in the news lately is platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatment for skin rejuvenation. You may be wondering if it lives up to the hype… in short, it does! This highly effective treatment harnesses the power of your body’s own proteins and growth factors in combination with microneedling treatment to promote radiant, healthy skin. Anyone in the Walnut Creek, CA area who is seeking more youthful, vibrant skin is encouraged to talk with Dr. Christine Lee at The Skin and Laser Treatment Institute to learn more about this treatment.
Platelet rich plasma explained
Your body’s blood contains many different types of particles that flow within a liquid called plasma. Platelets are one of these types of particles, and while their primary function in the body is to make your blood clot, they also contain helpful proteins called growth factors. These proteins help the healing process when an injury occurs. Because of their healing properties, growth factors have been used for the treatment of injuries in athletes for some time, but more recently, people have discovered the highly beneficial cosmetic applications of PRP facial injections for skin rejuvenation.
How a platelet rich plasma facial works
The first part of a PRP facial is to harvest the platelets in your blood. You will have some of your blood drawn in a process that takes only a few minutes, and then the blood will be inserted into a centrifuge machine that spins it at a very high rate so that the PRP can be separated from the rest of the blood. PRP is typically used in combination with a microneedling procedure for optimal results.
- Once the PRP is ready, your skin will be prepped by a highly trained professional by cleansing it and applying a topical anesthetic
- Then, a microneedling pen will be used on your face to make tiny micro-injuries that stimulate the production of collagen
- The PRP is applied during this process so it can penetrate deeply into your skin to maximize healing and revitalize your skin
The end result is tighter, firmer skin with better skin tone and texture. Your skin will also be able to better retain moisture and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced.
Call Dr. Christine Lee at (925) 528-0117 to learn more about how PRP facial therapy can benefit your skin today!