Did you know that studies show adding Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) to your treatment can increase your collagen production up to five times and enhance your treatment results by further decreasing signs of aging and decrease your healing time? PRP, a procedure that has been used successfully for years to heal sports injuries is now becoming the treatment of choice by women to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, sun damage and even dark circles under their eyes. Curious to know how it works? Just keep on reading!
What is plasma and what are platelets?
Plasma is the liquid portion of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it provides a medium for red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets to circulate through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth and healing functions.
What is PRP?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a way to concentrate platelets obtained from a patient’s own blood into a small volume of plasma. Platelets are a natural source of growth factors which have a unique ability to stimulate collagen and elastin production! This boost in collagen and elastin will thicken and tighten thinning skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve acne scars and decrease uneven skin tone. These powerful platelets will rejuvenate your skin and increase cellular turnover leaving your skin looking youthful and radiant!
How does PRP procedure look like?
PRP is 3-step procedure that involves having your blood:
- Drawn from your arm
- Placed into a machine that separates the platelets from the rest of your blood
- Re-injected into you (only the part of your blood that contains a high concentration of platelets)
Is PRP safe?
Yes! It’s your own plasma and produced by your body so there is no chance of allergic reaction.
What procedures can I add PRP to?
Microneedling, Secret RF, PicoGenesis FX, Pro-Fractional laser and Micro Laser Peel. PRP can also be injected into the skin in areas of crepiness to increase collagen production and stimulate skin tightening!
Skin Savvy is at the forefront of non-invasive surgical procedures. We offer personalized treatments to help you achieve your best skin yet! We are excited to add PRP Facial treatment to our medical boutique located in West Lake Hills on Bee Cave Road! Contact us at 512-840-0607 to schedule an appointment for your PRP boost today!