As cosmetic enhancement techniques become more advanced, one form of facial rejuvenation is gaining incredible popularity for its completely safe and natural results: Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP.) This is a minimally invasive procedure that has a natural anti-aging effect on the treated skin.
Along with his team at Landon Plastic Surgery, Dr. Landon is extensively trained in all aspects of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, including the use of PRP as a natural anti-aging skin rejuvenation treatment. If you live in the Tampa or Trinity area, Landon Plastic Surgery is your local expert for cosmetic enhancements using PRP.
The blood consists of platelets which are best known for their role in clotting bleeding. These platelets contain proteins and growth factors that also support the body to produce three elements critically responsible for the overall health of your skin:
Collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin. Without those three elements, the skin becomes dry, wrinkled, and discolored. PRP is purely a collection of plasma with a higher platelet content than is normally found in the body. For this reason, injecting PRP into the face stimulates the body to repair and restore tissues using nothing but your body’s very own natural processes.
Due to the topical numbing solution that is applied to the skin before the procedure, PRP injections are minimally painful. You will feel a few quick pinches as the injections are administered. A fine needle is used to minimize discomfort during the procedure. Most patients report that the procedure is less painful than expected, and note that the PRP facial results are well worth a few moments of slight discomfort that quickly subsides after injection.
Such a dramatic rejuvenation process actually only takes about 20 minutes. The PRP results appear subtly over a three to five-week period and have been proven to last as long as 18 months. This innovative procedure is an incredible choice for cosmetic enhancement since it naturally triggers your body’s response to repair and revitalize your skin.
Healthy, youthful skin has an abundance of collagen. Collagen is what gives strength and support so that it does not develop creases and fine lines — a telltale sign of collagen depletion that occurs in aging skin. Collagen production slows dramatically by the time a patient reaches age 30. Medical research indicates that by age 30, the skin’s collagen-producing ability is nearly half of what it was in youth. Unfortunately, collagen production slows further with each passing year, leading to a host of cosmetic issues that leave the face looking tired and aged.
The results of the treatment are furthered by the many attractive benefits that PRP offers to patients that wish to improve aging facial skin. These include:
As long as you can endure someone taking your blood, then PRP is a very simple process. Your drawn blood is put through a centrifuge that increases the number of platelets in the blood plasma. After applying a numbing cream to your face, a doctor will inject the PRP into any targeted problem areas.
Because of this, it is possible to resume most daily activities that are approved by your injection specialist immediately following the treatment. Pinpoint bleeding, redness of the skin, minor swelling, and temporary inflammation may occur shortly after the treatment. These PRP side effects are considered a normal response to the procedure and generally do not disrupt a patient’s life much if any. Side effects tend to subside rapidly, usually between 1 to 5 days, depending on individual skin sensitivity.
PRP provides incredible results in a completely organic manner. A PRP injection heals your skin from the inside out by using your own platelets to create fresh supplies of collagen. This boost of collagen activates your cells to heal the skin’s tissue, mend acne scars, soften blemishes, and heal sun-damaged skin. As the PRP generates more collagen in your skin, the effects will be natural and subtle. From improved skin tone and reduced wrinkles to a more radiant appearance overall, you’ll simply look the best you ever have.