Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a popular treatment that can help rejuvenate the skin without surgery, pain, or downtime. At Med Aesthetics, LLC, in River Forest, Illinois, Thomas F Drost, MD, ND, FACS and his team of aesthetic specialist use PRP therapy to tighten aging skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and eliminate sun damage. To learn more about platelet-rich plasma, call Med Aesthetics, LLC or schedule an appointment online today.
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance in your blood that can promote skin rejuvenation properties. PRP contains two portions: platelets, which contain growth factors that can help repair damage, and plasma. The plasma helps transport vital nutrients, proteins, hormones, and platelets throughout your body.
During PRP therapy, the Med Aesthetics, LLC, team draws your blood and runs it through a centrifuge. This process isolates the platelet-rich plasma, separating it from the white and red blood cells. The centrifuge also removes platelet-poor plasma to ensure you only receive the highest concentration of PRP.
After isolating the PRP, the team injects it into your skin, which takes just a few minutes. Over time, the platelet-rich plasma stimulates your body’s natural healing response to produce new collagen and strengthen existing fibers.
Collagen is an essential protein in your skin that keeps it tight and elastic. By promoting collagen growth, PRP can help enhance the tone and texture of your skin.
Though every person is different, most patients need multiple PRP treatments to achieve visible, lasting results. Some patients need as many as three to four treatments or more, spread out by at least a few weeks, to promote clear, smooth, healthy-looking skin. The team can create your individualized treatment plan to determine the best number of PRP sessions for you.
PRP therapy can treat a wide range of common skin concerns, including:
Platelet-rich plasma can promote a healthy, vibrant glow while tightening and toning your skin.
With proper maintenance treatments, PRP results can last up to 18 months or more. Even better, the Med Aesthetics, LLC team can combine your PRP treatments with other minimally invasive procedures, such as Botox®, dermal fillers, and facials, to extend your results.
To learn more about platelet-rich plasma (PRP), call Med Aesthetics, LLC, or schedule an appointment online today.