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Are Facial Lasers Safe for My Skin? Is There a Better Option?

Posted September 23, 2019 in Facial Lasers

In recent decades, laser treatments have taken over the cosmetic industry, offering a non-invasive approach to treating fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation concerns, and acne scars. Laser treatments tighten skin, stimulate collagen production, and correct texture concerns by pulsing beams of light energy into the skin. The light energy targets areas that have the most significant contrast with the surrounding healthy skin, such as brown or red spots. Unfortunately, laser treatments may not be for everyone.

Gorgeous aesthetic woman with natural makeup enjoying her flawless perfect skin after laser procedure

Gorgeous woman with natural makeup enjoying her flawless perfect skin after a laser procedure.

Since ablative lasers are not universally appropriate, it is important to find an alternative treatment option that is safe for all skin types. This treatment is PRP.

What Is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma is a natural derivative of your blood, separated through centrifugation (which divides a sample of blood into layers). The centrifuge separates the valuable plasma (which contains platelets, growth factors, and proteins) from the less-valuable aspects of the blood, and the plasma is then injected back into various regions of the face.

What Can PRP Accomplish?

When injected into the face, the platelet-rich plasma helps to smooth fine lines and wrinkles and provides an overall lifting effect to the skin. This is because PRP is regenerative medicine, and it stimulates collagen production. PRP offers instant benefits as well as prolonged results because it allows your body to heal and rejuvenate itself using the added collagen, growth factors, and proteins.

Platelet-Rich plasma preparation

Platelet-Rich plasma preparation

Platelet-rich plasma is anti-inflammatory, and its healing properties can reduce the appearance of dark circles, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, irregular skin tone, and poor skin texture.

Is PRP Safer Than Facial Lasers?

The PRP used during your treatment is taken from a sample of your own blood. You do not have to rely on an external piece of technology or a foreign substance to help solve your skin issues. With PRP, there is no chance of allergic reaction or rejection. However, today’s laser treatments are also very safe for all skin types. There are many factors that will determine which procedure can best address your needs. We will discuss this with you during your consultation to help create a personalized treatment plan.

Contact Us Today!

If you are looking for a safe, non-surgical way to correct your skin imperfections, contact Careaga Plastic Surgery by calling (305) 960-7511 or by filling out our online contact form


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