At Lasermed Skin Clinic in Alpharetta, we’re now using Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for ultimate facial rejuvenation results. PRP has been found to naturally revitalize the skin and help repair the signs of aging. This involves introducing PRP from your own blood via injections or through micro-wound channels into deeper layers of your skin, delivering an abundance of growth factors that stimulate the body’s normal healing response.
PRP is being used more and more in aesthetic practices because of its healing and cell growth capabilities. Simply stated, PRP can increase the treatment’s level of success. Dr. Chapman uses PRP to augment the effects of microneedling and Vivace RF Needling, supplement healing in conjunction with Fractional CO2 Laser Resurfacing, boost the volumizing potential of injectable fillers, or injects it directly into the skin to minimize wrinkles and recontour volume loss. It also works great to improve sun-damaged tissue on the chest and neck. In addition, PRP can really make a patient’s hands look far more youthful when used in combination with fillers or microneedling to the back of the hands.
The Power of PRP
Platelets contain substances called growth factors that activate and rejuvenate cells in the body. The concentrated platelets in PRP contain tremendous amounts of bioactive proteins, which include growth factors. The growth factors, when released, promote tissue repair, capillary formation, and collagen production. The goal is to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, creating structure and new skin cells. What conditions can PRP help improve when injected directly under the skin or in tandem with another signature procedure?
- Tightens skin by accelerating collagen production.
- Forms new blood vessels under the skin to give the skin a glow.
- Diminishes wrinkles and fine lines.
- Improves skin tone, large pores and texture.
- Reduces dark circles under the eyes and eye puffiness.
- Decreases chronic rosacea.
- Diminishes acne scars, sun damage, and stretch marks.
Benefits of PRP
Why does Dr. Chapman recommend PRP for ultimate facial rejuvenation results when bundled with your favorite treatment?
PRP is a Natural Product of Your Body
PRP uses your own natural elements without the addition of any foreign products and therefore is very safe. Because it uses the patient’s own blood, there is minimal chance of rejection or infection.
PRP Provides Total Rejuvenation
PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Because it boosts collagen, it’s also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone. It’s particularly good for people who suffer from rosacea or acne.
It Treats Delicate and Difficult to Reach Areas
PRP is extremely effective for treating sensitive areas which often are the first to exhibit wrinkles and skin laxity, such as the delicate undereye area. Often these areas cannot be subjected to certain lasers.
Results are Long-Lasting
Results from PRP take between three to four weeks to appear but are long-lasting, typically lasting 12 to 18 months after an initial series of three treatments. On average, patients opting for microneedling with PRP or Vivace receive 3 treatments spaced one month apart.
What is the Process?
The blood used in the PRP treatment is drawn at Dr. Chapman’s office. It is then placed in a centrifuge to separate the nutrient-rich cells from the red blood cells. The PRP can then be injected into the treatment area with or without facial filler to stimulate collagen and elastin production, used in tandem with microneedling or Vivace to promote protein growth, or the activated platelets applied directly to the surface of the skin after CO2 Laser Resurfacing.
Results vary from patient to patient. However, for glowing, revitalized and more radiant looking skin, the addition of PRP to your treatments will provide a synergistic boost of benefits, including a tighter, brighter, younger-looking complexion. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chapman to determine how PRP, as well as the variety of aesthetic treatments we offer, can help you attain your beauty goals.