18 Jan PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
You want to age gracefully and depend on your body’s own tools for skin rejuvenation. It’s a popular request at Refined Dermatology, and for many clients, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are the perfect option for a natural approach to aging beautifully. It’s not an injection, but rather a means of telling your own body to start producing collagen for smoother, plumper, healthier looking skin.
How PRP Works
Platelets are in our blood, and they’re the building blocks of healing. When an injury to the skin occurs, blood rushes to the area to deliver platelets. Platelets help begin the healing process and are a big part of why we’re able to heal ourselves. However, there are only so many platelets in our blood. What happens when we capture and condense our own platelets into a potent injection?
That’s exactly what PRP does. The process is simple. In a single session, a vial of your own blood is drawn then spun in an on-site centrifuge. The less amount of time platelets spend outside of your body, the better. That’s part of the reason PRP happens so quickly. Once the platelets are separated from the blood, they are put into their own vial. The lower-quality platelets, sometimes called platelet-poor plasma, is then removed. You’re left with a vial of only the richest of your own platelets.
These platelets are injected into target areas. Wherever they are injected, they immediately get to work repairing and healing. These “repairs” don’t have to just be an injury, although many clients like to inject PRP into old scars. Platelets also simply help skin look better, fuller, plumper, and more youthful.
Call Refined Dermatology near San Jose About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatments
There’s no risk of your body rejecting PRP because it’s your own body’s platelets that are being used. It simply takes your platelets, condenses them, and injects them into areas where you could use a little help with healing or looking younger. It takes about 30 minutes in total. You can opt for additional PRP injections in the future without having to wait. To learn more or schedule your PRP consultation, contact Refined Dermatology today – (408) 688-2082.