If you scroll through any lifestyle newsfeed or still flip through magazines, you undoubtedly see dozens of articles and ads touting new ways to maintain and restore a youthful appearance. After all, the anti-aging industry generates over $58.5 billion a year.
However, your body has the remarkable ability to heal itself and rejuvenate your skin from within. Here at Skin Shop medSpa in Houston, Texas, Tiffany Su, MD, and the rest of our team can give your natural healing ability a little kick start with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
PRP therapy is an innovative form of regenerative medicine that we use in aesthetic treatments to reduce signs of aging like wrinkles, lax skin, and discoloration to help you look and feel amazing.
Let’s explore three reasons why you should consider adding PRP therapy to your beauty toolkit.
As you age, your body doesn’t replenish its cells as quickly as it did in your youth. Your skin is the first place that reduced cell production becomes noticeable. With the damaging effects of sun exposure combined with everything else the world throws at you, your delicate facial skin becomes thin and loses elasticity. As a result, you lose volume and develop fine lines and wrinkles.
We give your cells a boost with platelets. You might know platelets as the part of your blood that supports clotting, but these cells also carry the growth factors and proteins your body needs to create new cells and heal itself.
When these growth factors arrive on the scene, they fuel your cellular regeneration. We isolate and redirect your platelets to the areas where your skin needs a little more support during a PRP treatment.
The PRP treatment tricks your body’s healing ability to spring into action. When you injure yourself, your body immediately begins to create new cells to repair itself. We combine your PRP therapy with microneedling. Yes, this sounds a little scary, but stay with us. It’s nothing to fear.
During a microneedling treatment, we use a sterile device to make tiny punctures in your skin. These wounds are microscopic and heal almost immediately but are enough to stimulate your body’s natural healing response. Your skin begins to produce fresh new collagen, which plumps and restores your skin from within.
At the same time, the PRP therapy floods your skin with the growth factors needed for cell production, which boosts your cell production, leaving you with smooth, youthful skin.
The first step of PRP treatment is a simple blood draw. We use a sample of your blood to create your PRP serum. Get ready for the science part — we separate the different components of your blood and then combine your platelets and plasma. Your PRP serum contains 5-10 times more platelets than a regular blood sample.
In addition to the richness of your PRP serum, using your blood is safer than introducing a foreign substance, which your body could respond to more slowly or even reject. Your platelets, on the other hand, are right at home and get straight to work.
Call our office today or schedule a consultation online to learn more about PRP therapy and discover if this cutting-edge treatment is the best way to rejuvenate your appearance.