Platelet-rich plasma or PRP was originally administered to accelerate the healing of damaged tendons and ligaments. The healing power of platelets has been more recently used to create healthy skin growth. PRP can be combined with micro-needling for truly amazing results. After consulting with the client, we will suggest an appropriate treatment that will best treat the skin irregularities. PRP is growing in popularity because it is now known to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and acne scars.
What Does PRP Treatment Involve?
A small amount of blood is drawn from the client. It’s spun down in a centrifuge at a specific speed and for a precise duration. This separates the plasma and platelets from the red cells. The plasma is then spun further and some of it is removed, the result being a high concentration of platelets in a small amount of plasma. The solution can then be used in conjunction with micro-needling.
Blood platelets form a mesh when exposed to oxygen, and this aids in clotting after an injury has occurred. The platelets also contain various proteins and other growth factors that help begin the process of new tissue creation. When the mix is used in the skin, it signals to the body that new tissue growth is required. When this happens, the body quickly sheds older, damaged cells in favor of the newly created ones.
It is important for potential clients to understand that the results aren’t immediate, but after some time, healthier, suppler skin will become evident. This procedure isn’t intended to fully improve the appearance of wrinkles and smile lines, but since collagen production increases after treatment, fine lines become far less apparent because the collagen in the skin literally fills in the lines to some degree.
Benefits of Treatment with PRP
The biggest advantage is the visual improvement in the skin tone without the need for surgery or other invasive procedures. You can get smoother skin with less obvious discolorations without having to undergo any sort of abrasive resurfacing. Depending on the situation, with a single treatment, you could enjoy more youthful, glowing facial skin.
To experience the benefits of PRP for yourself, make an appointment at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery in Edinburg. This is just one of the amazing treatments that we offer to clients in McAllen and the Rio Grande Valley (RGV) area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!