Trisha has worked as a practicing R.N. for almost 20 years. She started out as a Critical Care nurse and has worked under the some of the best plastic surgeons for more than a decade. More
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Platelet rich plasma treatments are an exciting new option for those who are trying to achieve a more youthful looking appearance. What’s exciting about PRP treatments is that they are considered minimally invasive and non-surgical.
PRP treatments are a great way to correct some of life’s most common and omnipresent facial aging problems.
PRP has a long history in orthopedic medicine, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery. You may have heard people using it for tissue, tendon, or joint injuries. Professional athletes like Kobe Bryant use PRP treatments because they greatly reduce wear and tear. PRP also reduces recovery time significantly.
As we start advancing age, the evidence begins to show. It doesn’t matter who you are, eventually UV rays, environmental toxins, and just plain living starts to take its toll. Your skin is essentially a protective outer shell for your internal organs and your muscle tissue, so it takes a lot of the brunt end when it comes to weathering.
The skin can change in color and become more dower, even gray. The skin can become coarse, rough, and less plush. The skin skin can start to look worn-out, tired, and even start to droop. Skin eventually loses its elasticity and volume, which can result in sagging skin, and, of course, fine lines, deep wrinkles, and grooves which start to show up on your skin.
Platelet rich plasma is (you guessed it) rich in platelets! It’s also rich in growth factors. PRP stimulates collagen growth, helping your body regenerate and heal faster.
PRP is something more than just a filler. It’s a safe, non-surgical cosmetic procedure. We start by drawing your blood; then we take it through an isolation process using a centrifuge. The process activates release of valuable growth factors which help with tissue repair, tissue regeneration, and also promotes healing. We then inject these growth factors into the stem cells present in the area of the skin that we are treating.
In a way, we are tricking the skin so that it thinks it’s injured, which inspires stem cells to repair and respond. As a result, new college, blood vessels, and fatty tissue start to regenerate. The results: rejuvenated, more youthful-looking skin with results that can last up to multiple years.
Let’s find out! During your initial consultation we’ll discuss your candidacy and decide if the PRP rejuvenation procedure is right for you. Skin By Heller Plastic Surgery specializes in helping our wide, diverse patient base transform skin problems into actionable treatment plans that get desired results. If you have anything less than an ideal complexion, give us a call today.