PRP Treatment at OCP Medical Center: The New Rejuvenator
Platelet-rich plasma treatment (PRP treatment) is a cosmetic procedure where a patient’s own platelets and fibrin are injected under the skin, usually by a plastic surgeon, in the same fashion Botox or a filler might be for the treatment of wrinkles and scars. Areas that it is used include the face, neck, and hands. This is a form of regenerative medicine that allows the skin to look younger.
There has been a trend over the past few years for patients looking for less invasive methods for skin rejuvenation. In the past, it has been used in other areas of medicine to treat sports injuries as well as burns and severe ulcers. It is now being used cosmetically to treat volume loss in the hands, neck, and face as well as to treat wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars.
Unlike fillers, platelet-rich plasma naturally treats these problem areas and uses that to address skin defects and volume loss. This triggers the new production of cells and collagen formation.
The procedure is relatively painless and takes about 20 minutes to be performed. Approximately one vial of blood is drawn from the patient and then spun down in a centrifuge for 6 minutes. The platelet and fibrin layer is extracted and injected into the areas of concern. The risks are minimal since the preparation is made from the patient’s own blood. The benefits, however, are numerous and include:
•Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
•Tightens and tones skin
•Treats Crow’s feet and dark under eye circles
•Treats acne scarring
•Diminishes effects of rosacea
PRP treatment is an exciting and promising therapy in facial rejuvenation. If you are looking for a refreshing, youthful appearance with that all-natural approach, contact us for further information to reap the benefits of this procedure.