You may have heard about PRP therapy and have wondered what it is. You may have also given some thought to the question of whether or not it is right for you. Answering these types of questions becomes a little easier after gaining some insight into how the therapy works and the conditions for which it is effective.
PRP therapy uses platelet-rich plasma to benefit individuals that are treated by it. The patient’s own platelets are obtained by drawing a sample of blood and placing it in a centrifuge machine. It is then spun until the components are separated. The platelets are then injected back into the body. The solution is placed at the site of the problem so it can speed up the healing process.
PRP therapy may be right for you if you would like to look younger. It can help to tighten the skin in a natural way. As you age, your skin will lose collagen and become loose as a result. Collagen is naturally produced in the lower layers of the skin. However, the amount of it that is produced by the body gets smaller as you grow older. The subsequent reduction in quantity causes the skin to lose tightness. Collagen is that substance in the skin that provides fullness. Loose skin that comes about as a result of less collagen will lead to the formation of lines and wrinkles. The skin will also begin to sag in certain areas.
Since the loss of collagen is the fundamental cause of wrinkles and lines, a reasonable assumption would be that by increasing the amount of it, the level of tightness will return to what it once was as well. This is the thought on which many non-surgical skin tightening treatments are based. Many of them use heat to stimulate the skin to produce collagen. Depending on the specific treatment, there can be some discomfort involved as well as some undesirable side effects.
PRP therapy eliminates the risk of an adverse reaction to a product that is injected into the body. Since it is taken from the patient’s own blood, nothing is being injected that was not already in the body before. Since each treatment is unique to the individual, PRP therapy is about as natural as a therapy can be. In addition to skin rejuvenation, it can also be used for hair restoration.
This innovative treatment can be used on persons of all skin types. If you would like more detail on how it may be right for you, a conversation with our specialist at MD Beauty Labs will be time well spent. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in West Palm Beach!