If you have been noticing dark circles under your eyes along with puffiness and slight drooping of skin around the corners of your mouth, you could benefit from platelet-rich plasma therapy. This innovative procedure harnesses the rejuvenating power of your own body to make your skin healthier and more vibrant looking.
The healing power of platelets have long been used in other medical fields such as orthopedics, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery to improve patient outcomes. It was only a matter of time before these benefits could be applied to facial rejuvenation.
Platelets help in the formation of new tissue and collagen which tighten the skin and give it plumpness. To some extent, this reverses the effects of aging and harsh weather which causes loss of collagen and thinning of skin giving a weather-beaten appearance to your face.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is created from a small amount of blood drawn from your own body. Once the blood is obtained, it is processed in a centrifuge to obtain the platelet-rich plasma. Your skin is then thoroughly cleaned, and doctor administers the injections to the areas on your face that have been targeted for treatment. The entire procedure should take no more than 15-30 minutes. There is virtually no downtime following the procedure and you can return to your activities of daily living almost immediately.
Some of the benefits of platelet-rich plasma include: