Why PRP Therapy Is a Great Anti-Aging Option

PRP: How it can revive your skin.

If you’ve heard of the so-called “vampire” facelift in the media, then you’re aware of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy as it applies to skin care. Although it’s a catchy name, it likely won’t surprise you that there’s no neck-biting or bats involved. A platelet-rich plasma procedure does, however, use your own blood.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy works as an anti-aging agent when used on its own or in combination with other facial procedures. The minimally invasive and nonsurgical, the procedure helps stimulate new tissue growth and generate new collagen. The result is tighter, younger-looking skin.

The team at Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, has extensive experience and success in providing PRP treatments.

How PRP therapy works

Platelets are perhaps best known as the blood components that cause clotting after a cut. However, that’s not all they do. They contain growth factors that can improve the appearance of your skin. These growth factors have long been known to contribute to skin rejuvenation.

Injected into your skin, these growth factors supply raw materials to your body’s natural regenerative systems. With PRP therapy, you can dramatically accelerate the activity of anti-aging skin rejuvenation.

For your treatment, your health specialist draws a small amount of blood. Then your blood is placed in a centrifuge, where your platelets are separated from the other components of your blood. Then the plasma containing your platelets is injected into the treatment area.

Generating new collagen

Collagen is a key component of your skin’s middle layer. Over time, the amount of collagen in your skin will start to decline. The void will allow your skin to sag and collapse. Combined with an overall loss of elasticity, wrinkles, and lines will start to form on your face.

The good news is your body retains the ability to generate new collagen. This is where facial treatments, such as dermabrasion, microneedling, laser therapy, and chemical peels come in. By introducing controlled damage — the insertion of miniature holes in your face as is the case with microneedling — your face responds by producing new collagen to heal your face. When PRP therapy is added to the mix, your face will get a regenerative boost that can give you youthful skin again.

Other anti-aging effects of PRP

Platelet-rich plasma’s benefits aren’t all about skin and aesthetics. It can also be used in conjunction with stem cell therapy to ease pain and treat damage in arthritic joints. Athletes use PRP therapy to speed recovery from injuries and treat areas affected by wear and tear.

And surgeons use PRP therapy after procedures to accelerate recovery. Because PRP therapy uses your own blood, there’s very little risk of side effects, and the treatment is completely drug-free.

The team at Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center uses PRP therapy to treat a number of problems in men and women, including hair loss, skin aging, and joint damage. We are giving a special on PRP treatments in March. To see what PRP therapy can do for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with Pure Skin Aesthetic & Laser Center today.

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