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Natural Anti-Aging Rejuvenation

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.

Why Have a PRP Facial?

PRP injections may be suitable for patients that have the following cosmetic concerns:

  • Thinning facial skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull skin that lacks radiance
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Certain types of scars
  • Poor skin texture
What are PRP Injections?

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.

PRP Injections FAQs

Are PRP Injections Painful?

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.

What PRP Results Can I Expect?

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.

Why is Collagen Important?

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.

PRP Facial Benefits

PRP facial, also sometimes called the “vampire facial” was first popularized by celebrities and has now been added to the anti-aging arsenal of plastic surgeons across the United States.

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:

  • Minimal downtime
  • Few contraindications
  • Less painful and invasive than surgery
  • Natural-looking results
  • No need for drugs or implants
  • Affordable
Who is a Good Candidate for PRP?

Many women and men have received the Tampa PRP Facial at Landon Plastic Surgery to address a variety of cosmetic concerns related to aging facial skin. There are certain criteria that must be met to qualify for the PRP procedure. The ideal PRP candidate is someone that:

  • Is aware that PRP cannot remove excess skin the way surgery can
  • Is not actively pregnant or breastfeeding at the time of the procedure
  • Is capable of following any aftercare instructions that are provided by the physician
  • Accepts the small and rare possibility of adverse side effects from cosmetic treatments such as PRP
  • Understands that cosmetic procedures are able to provide a great deal of improvement, but not perfection
  • Wishes to see noticeable improvement without the downtime, pain, or expense of invasive surgical procedures
  • Does not have certain chronic illnesses such as platelet/blood disorders, cancer, liver problems, and conditions requiring anticoagulant therapy, corticosteroids, or chemotherapy

The PRP Injection Process

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.

PRP Injection Recovery

PRP is a minimally invasive treatment, and thus, there is minimal downtime associated with the procedure. Likewise, general anesthesia is not needed, instead of using a topical anesthetic.

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 as a Natural Collagen Induction Therapy

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.