What Can PRP Do For My Skin?
- Posted on: Jan 15 2022
There are facials, and then there are facials. In our Manhattan dermatology office, we see patients who want results more than they want pampering. That’s why we work with the latest technologies and techniques that have been clinically tested and proven. For those who lean toward all-natural skin treatments, PRP may be the magic ingredient of their dreams. You see, PRP comes from the patient’s blood. It’s not a gory as it sounds. Platelet-rich plasma is a derivative of the blood that is colorless. We separate it from the red blood cells before applying it to the skin. It holds immense value in the body because it contains an abundance of growth factors and healing properties, which is exactly why it is now a trendy skin rejuvenation treatment. Here, we discuss some of the benefits that PRP treatments offer.
It’s All About the Collagen
If you’ve looked into anti-aging treatments, you may be aware that the name of the game is collagen-building. Collagen is a foundational aspect of the skin. It provides structure and firmness. It is also in short supply as we get older. Around age 25, the body all but stops making this protein. We are left to draw on our reserves from that point on, and this is one of the primary reasons we develop lines, creases, and sagging. To promote healthy collagen production, we perform microneedling treatment with PRP. Microneedling is a conservative treatment that creates hundreds of microchannels in the upper layers of the skin. PRP is applied to the skin for fast absorption into the tiny puncture wounds. The combination stimulates collagen production and also tissue remodeling utilizing powerful growth factors.
Where there is more collagen, there are fewer lines and wrinkles. These common signs of aging diminish as a part of the natural cellular turnover that occurs with different skin treatments, including microneedling and laser treatments. The cellular turnover process also involves the restoration of a foundation of collagen and elastin for smoother, younger-looking skin. The influx of collagen can also tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of sagging and deeper creases. Older skin is thinner skin, which is then more delicate and likely to wrinkle. The collagen remodeling that occurs with the help of platelet-rich plasma helps thicken aging skin for more profound, visible improvements over time.
You deserve to feel satisfied with the way your skin is aging. We can help. Contact us at 212.391.8600 for more information on PRP treatments or our other cosmetic services.
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