If you long for a more youthful complexion and would prefer to skip invasive options, such as surgery, you may want to consider platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Using elements of your own blood, this treatment stimulates your skin’s natural healing properties for a more radiant look.
At Sargon Dental, in Encino and West Hollywood, California, and Pleasant Grove, Utah, our team is pleased to offer PRP therapy as a way to rejuvenate your skin and reduce signs of aging.
Aging and your skin
As you age, all of the tissues in your body change — your skin included. Over the years, and especially after middle age, your skin becomes thinner and loses some of its plumpness.
Your skin may also appear less smooth and translucent, while cuts take longer to heal. These factors, paired with your lifestyle habits, make way for fine lines, sagging, and wrinkles.
Your skin may show more signs of aging if you have particularly fair skin or have spent plentiful time in the sun or tanning beds without UV protection. Smoking and drinking in excess can cause your skin to age faster, too.
How anti-aging PRP therapy works
Everyone’s blood contains plasma and platelets, which are important sources of growth factors and proteins that accelerate healing.
Our anti-aging PRP therapy involves drawing a small amount of your blood and processing in a centrifuge to separate out the most platelet-rich part. Dr. T injects your PRP solution into target areas on your skin to address a range of common complaints, including:
- Fine lines such as crow’s feet and frown lines
- Wrinkles on your face and neck
- Acne scars
- Other signs of aging, such as sun spots
- Stretch marks
PRP therapy may also tighten puffy skin and reduce the appearance of undereye bags.
Anti-aging PRP therapy results
While results from anti-aging PRP therapy vary, we find that patients experience improved skin tone and texture within four weeks of their treatment. Your results will appear gradually, as the healing properties in your skin work their natural magic.
While one PRP treatment may suffice, many people find that a series of up to three sessions brings the most pronounced results. In general, you can expect your results to last as long as 18 months.
We use a special technique and advanced technology to extract PRP that contains autologous white blood cells. While more research is needed, we find that this type of plasma has a higher enrichment rate than conventional PRP methods. In other words, your skin may have a richer glow after your treatment compared to PRP skin therapy performed elsewhere.
To learn more about anti-aging PRP skin rejuvenation, call Sargon Dental or request an appointment today.