Perhaps you’ve heard the buzz about PRP therapy? Platelet-rich plasma therapy is well known for its role in sports injury rehabilitation, but the perks of PRP aren’t just for athletes. PRP therapy can help you achieve healthy, glowing skin right here at AM Facial Plastics in Santa Barbara and Beverly Hills, California.
In this post, our world-class surgeon, Dr. Arash Moradzadeh, discusses what PRP therapy is, how it benefits your skin, and why we incorporate it into microneedling treatments.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Plasma is the liquid part of your blood, and platelets (also called thrombocytes) are blood cells that contain growth factors that help support your body’s natural healing processes. Platelets play a role in healing thanks to their ability to help form blood clots.
PRP is an injection made from your own blood that contains high concentrations of platelets in a small amount of plasma. To create each PRP injection, we do a simple blood draw and place the sample into a centrifuge, a machine that speeds at a high rate to separate the components of your blood so we can collect the platelets for your therapy.
5 skin benefits of PRP therapy
Because PRP therapy is rich in growth and healing factors, PRP therapy does wonders for your skin. Here are five skin benefits of this innovative therapy:
1. PRP therapy rejuvenates your skin
Softer, more youthful skin? Yes, please! PRP therapy stimulates your body to produce more collagen and elastin. With increased collagen and elastin, your skin becomes smoother and more supple. It can help firm up thinning skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.
2. PRP therapy treats the most delicate areas
Did you know that the skin under your eyes is the thinnest and most delicate skin on your body? Because of this, your under-eye area is often one of the first areas to display signs of aging. PRP therapy can treat delicate areas, including under your eyes 一 a big advantage for this therapy.
3. PRP therapy is natural and safe
Each PRP injection is made from your own blood. There are no synthetic ingredients in PRP therapy. Not only does this reduce your risk of an allergic reaction, but it’s also comforting to know that no synthetic ingredients are injected into your skin. PRP therapy is a safe and effective treatment.
4. PRP therapy reduces pore size
Minimizing pores is a common aesthetic goal, and it’s one nuisance that PRP therapy can tackle. According to a 2020 study in Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine, PRP therapy reduces pore size in individuals who received PRP injections on their faces. Researchers also reported that the treatment improved skin texture, smoothed fine lines, and reduced the appearance of pigmentation issues.
5. PRP therapy can reduce the appearance of acne scars
Acne is a nuisance, and the scars it leaves behind can be just as bothersome. Studies show that PRP therapy can address the appearance of acne scars, especially when combined with microneedling.
How do we use PRP therapy?
Here at AM Facial Plastics, we offer PRP therapy in conjunction with microneedling. On their own, these two therapies increase collagen production. Together, they’re a powerhouse, as PRP also works to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
If you’re ready to experience the skin benefits of PRP therapy with microneedling for yourself, call us at 310-659-9900 to schedule an appointment. You can also book your consultation via our online tool 24/7.