Wrinkles, fine lines, and other skin imperfections become more and more common as people get older. If you’re interested correcting these signs of aging with a treatment that uses your body’s own natural healing powers, you may want to consider undergoing a PRP procedure.
Located in Montgomery, Alabama, River Region Dermatology & Laser is proud to provide patients with both the medical and aesthetic dermatological procedures they need to feel their best. If you’d like more information about our practice or would like to schedule a PRP consultation appointment, contact us today!
What is PRP Therapy?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is a method of skin rejuvenation that uses the body’s natural healing growth factors to stimulate skin renewal, usually in the face or neck. It can be used to correct:
- Fine lines
- Large pores
- Uneven texture
- Skin laxity
During treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. This blood is then carefully processed through a centrifuge to isolate the blood’s many components from the platelet rich plasma within it. Once isolated, the platelet rich plasma is then reinjected back into the body in the patient’s desired treatment area.
How Does it Work?
Within the body, the blood is used to restore, regenerate, and strengthen tissues. Platelets within the blood are largely responsible for its healing properties, as they contain a wide variety of healing growth factors that reinforce the body’s structure.
When these platelets are isolated from the rest of the blood and reinjected into the body, the area where they are injected is flooded with an extremely high concentration of healing growth factors. These growth factors increase blood circulation, reconstruct damaged tissues, and spur the creation of collagen, an essential structural protein. Over time, this healing response results in skin that is visibly smoother, tighter, and more youthful looking.
What Can I Expect from PRP?
Each PRP treatment takes about 30 minutes to complete and brings patients little downtime or discomfort. This procedure is safe enough to be used on nearly any area of the skin.
Before undergoing a PRP treatment, patients must first schedule a consultation appointment with a member of the River Region Dermatology & Laser medical staff. During this consultation appointment, patients will be asked about their past and present medical conditions as well as their treatment goals. Using this information, one of our medical professionals will help you decide if a PRP treatment is right for you.
PRP treatments are an excellent treatment option for people that would like to rejuvenate their appearances without the use of outside chemicals or lasers. If you’re interested in this exciting treatment and think that you might be a candidate, contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!