You may not think much about your platelets or plasma, but they’re serving your body and wellness well. Consisting of water and protein, plasma is the liquid part of your blood that allows white blood cells and platelets to circulate around your body. Platelets are a unique type of blood cell that lets your blood clot when you’re injured and play a valuable role in healing.
If you’re bothered by a complexion that’s not as youthful or vibrant as it once was, you may want to consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy for your skin. The minimally invasive treatment is quick and relies on your body’s natural healing properties.
Dr. Javier Sosa and our expert team at Woodlands Primary Healthcare, located in The Woodlands, Texas, provide a range of aesthetic treatments, including PRP therapy, to help you achieve more vibrant-looking skin.
If you’d like to revitalize your skin without surgery, read on.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy has long been used by orthopedic surgeons to enhance and expedite healing. More recently, it’s been used to bring more radiance to aging or damaged skin.
During PRP skin rejuvenation treatment, a small amount of your blood is drawn from your arm then sent through a centrifuge to separate a high concentration of platelets. The platelet-rich blood is then injected into your skin in the treatment area using microneedling or a syringe.
After your PRP treatment, you may notice a small amount of bruising, pain, or swelling in the treatment area, which will diminish within a few days.
While more research is needed, many medical professionals believe that PRP therapy can help reverse common signs of aging by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, substances that give skin that youthful plumpness.
Results vary, but the roughly 45-minute treatment may lead to:
PRP facial results tend to appear gradually for up to six months following treatment and last for up to 18 months. For immediate results, some people opt for dermal filler treatment at the same time.
And while you may notice benefits from a single PRP treatment, many people benefit most from a series of three or more. Our team can help determine your ideal treatment plan.
To learn more about PRP for skin rejuvenation or get started with the aesthetic care you desire, call Woodlands Primary Healthcare, located in The Woodlands, Texas, or request an appointment with Dr. Sosa on our website today.