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What are the Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma?

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Platelet-Rich Plasma

Tiger Woods; Kobe Bryant; Maria Sharapova; Brian Urlacher. Not only do these athletes represent some of the biggest names in professional sports, but they’ve also used Platelet-Rich Plasma to speed up the natural healing process after an injury. Though it’s widely regarded as a revolutionary advancement in regenerative medicine, the benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma go far beyond helping athletes recover from sprained knees and tendon injuries.

In recent years, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) has been introduced as a cutting-edge aesthetic procedure designed to rejuvenate the skin using the natural healing components of the body. The treatment is sometimes referred to as a “Vampire Facelift,” as a patient’s own blood is used to stimulate collagen production and accelerate cell renewal to reverse the signs of aging naturally.

This may sound pretty sci-fi, but Platelet-Rich Plasma is a very real treatment that provides incredible results to patients who have begun to notice visible signs of aging on the face, neck, and chest. If your skin tone and texture appears dull or if you’re bothered by fine lines and sagging around your eyes, cheeks, and mouth, Platelet-Rich Plasma facial rejuvenation may be the perfect solution.

How does Platelet-Rich Plasma work?

Platelet-Rich Plasma involves extracting a small amount of blood (about two teaspoons) and placing it in a centrifuge that separates the platelets from other blood cells. The remaining plasma contains a high concentration of platelets, which are rich in growth factors and proteins. When re-injected into the treatment area, the platelets get to work improving your complexion and skin texture while restoring lost facial volume.

How does Platelet-Rich Plasma benefit the skin?

The healing properties of Platelet-Rich Plasma can be used to benefit the skin in many ways, including:

  • Stimulating collagen production
  • Reversing sun damage and the signs of aging
  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improving skin tone and elasticity
  • Tightening and toning the skin
  • Replacing mild volume loss
  • Reducing crow’s feet, dark under-eye circles, and hollows
  • Improving acne scarring
  • Improving the appearance of rosacea

Reverse the signs of aging naturally with Platelet-Rich Plasma

Unlike dermal fillers, which rely on solid material to smooth facial folds and wrinkles, Platelet-Rich Plasma uses your own blood to improve skin tone and texture as well as rejuvenate new, younger tissue. Because new cell growth generated by Platelet-Rich Plasma takes time, your results will improve over the following weeks and months. That’s right – while fillers eventually break down, Platelet-Rich Plasma looks better after time passes. You will gradually appear younger as the platelets continue to stimulate the growth of new collagen and revitalize skin tissue for beautiful facial rejuvenation.   

Are you ready to reverse the signs of aging naturally? At Beatitude Aesthetic Medicine in San Diego, we constantly strive to provide our patients with new advancements in aesthetic technology that promise no surgery and zero downtime. That’s why we’re so thrilled to offer Platelet-Rich Plasma as an option for facial rejuvenation. To find out if this new treatment is right for you, give us a call to schedule a consultation.

Patient Stories Dr. Chang has an eye for symmetry and aesthetics. I went in for a consultation to have fillers under my eyes. Instead I was educated on my facial anatomy. I agreed to some fillers in my forehead and cheeks instead and could not be more pleased with the outcome.
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