Does it seem like every time you look in the mirror you spot a new wrinkle? Or that your skin doesn’t have that rosy glow it used to when you were younger? Well, you are not alone. As we age our collagen production slows, and our skin loses its elasticity. It starts to wrinkle and sag making us look older – maybe even older than we really are.
Our youth-obsessed culture spends billions searching for the “fountain of youth” — a way to slow, or even reverse the effects of aging. In the last few years a new way to rejuvenate the skin has been rising in popularity. Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a natural way to help your skin regain its youthful look without surgery. PRP is well known to many professional athletes who have used it to help their bodies heal after a sports injury so they can get back in to the game faster. And now celebrities like Kim Kardashian are using this cutting-edge treatment to reduce wrinkles and keep their skin’s youthful glow.
PRP works by harnessing the healing powers and natural growth factors from the platelets in your own blood. Doctors draw a small amount of blood from the patient, and spin in in a specially designed centrifuge so that the platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, separates from the other cells. When doctors inject this plasma into problem areas, such as your face, eyelids, even your neck, it helps your skin generate new collagen to repair and rejuvenate itself. It is a non-surgical procedure so there is no scarring. Since the plasma comes from your own body there is no risk of an allergic reaction or serious side effects.
Everyone’s body chemistry is different, so the results of PRP will vary from person to person. PRP patients have reported that their fine lines and wrinkles are gone after treatment, their acne scars are smaller, and their skin is firmer and has regained its rosy glow. Some patients have used PRP to get rid of stretch marks.
Before you decide on facial plastic surgery, a visit to www.Beforesurgery.com can help answer any questions you may have so you can decide if PRP therapy is right for you. Beforesurgery.com also has a list of plastic surgeons familiar with PRP and will refer you to someone nearby for your consultation.