PRP – Is the Sky the Limit? These 7 Cosmetic Benefits Say Yes
Posted March 08, 2023 in PRP
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We’re all searching for the fountain of youth, and while it may not be as easy as we want it to be to maintain healthy and youthful skin, there are powerful treatments available that can help us in those endeavors. And some of these can be found within ourselves.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of a specific protein found naturally in our blood. To get this plasma, blood is drawn and placed in a centrifuge, which spins at such a high speed that the plasma separates from the red blood cells.
Below, we’ll discuss seven of the game-changing benefits that platelet-rich plasma offers to cosmetic treatment patients.
What Are the Cosmetic Benefits of PRP?
Plastic surgeons first began using PRP to improve the appearance of burn scars and acne, and it has been used in various surgical procedures to improve recovery time and patient outcomes.
However, some of the most beneficial uses of PRP have been seen with cosmetic concerns, including:
1. Hair Loss
Injections of PRP into the scalp can help with hair restoration. The PRP revives and stimulates dormant hair follicles, resulting in natural hair growth that can help patients feel confident and comfortable as they run their hands through their fuller head of hair.
2. Wrinkles on the Forehead
Collagen and elastin are the proteins responsible for the health, strength, and elasticity of the skin.
However, as we get older, the production of collagen and elastin slows down, causing wrinkles and fine lines to appear on the skin (especially on the face).
One of the areas where women and men notice these frustrating skin creases is the forehead. However, when PRP is injected into this area, new cell growth and collagen production occurs, which can smooth the skin and minimize (or even erase) those unsightly wrinkles.
3. Wrinkles Around the Eyes
Another area of the face where lines and wrinkles develop, especially as we get older, is around the eyes. These frustrating marks, especially crow’s feet, can detract from a person’s natural beauty. Fortunately, PRP injections increase the amount of collagen to essentially fill in the wrinkled area.
And since the eyes are such a focal point on the face, women and men can look forward to a more youthful aesthetic after a PRP treatment.
4. Facial Volume Loss
In addition to the presence of wrinkles, age and sun damage can also cause our faces to lose volume, which can cause us to look gaunt and worn down. And one of the most common areas of the face for volume loss is in the cheeks.
PRP acts in a similar manner as dermal fillers, which help to restore fullness. While injectable fillers restore volume with a foreign material (such as hyaluronic acid), PRP comes from your own body to promote growth factors and collagen.
5. Loose Neck Skin
While the increased collagen and elastin provided by PRP injections can improve the presence and appearance of wrinkles and lines, it can also help to tighten loose and sagging skin. And one of the most prominent areas on the face for age-related skin laxity is the neck.
Whether it be neck banding or mild looseness, PRP injections offer women and men a firmer, more contoured neck appearance.
6. Aging Hands
The hands are one of the most common giveaways of our true age.
Aged hands can look frail and thin. However, PRP can improve the appearance of the hands the same way that it helps the face to reduce wrinkles and correct volume loss.
Whether it be acne scars, scars from injury, or scars from surgical procedures, these blemishes can cause women and men to feel self-conscious and even embarrassed. However, the increase in collagen, elastin, and growth factors resulting from PRP injections helps new and healthy cells grow in the injected location.
When injected around scars, the new cells help to improve skin quality and health while minimizing the visibility of the scar(s).
Do You Have Questions About PRP in Miami?
If you want to learn more about the benefits of using PRP for cosmetic treatments or you want to know about any of the procedures and treatments we offer, please schedule a consultation by calling (305) 960-7511 or use our online form here. Our skilled team at Careaga Plastic Surgeons are here to answer any questions you may have.