As we age, our collagen in our skin is broken down by repeated UV exposure from the sun's rays.
This process leads to thinner skin with textural irregularities, dark spots, and wrinkles. Since the turn of the century, cosmetic surgery has been utilizing the healing power of platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Previously published scientific articles reveal biopsy-proven increases in new collagen formation and thickening of the epidermis of the skin with the topical application of growth factors.
When the growth factors are derived from a patient's self-donated platelet-rich plasma, there is a potential to “drink from your very own personal fountain of youth.” PRP plays a vital role in anti-aging aesthetics because of its ability to stimulate collagen, improve skin tone, reduce wrinkles, and reverse sun damage.
The Aging Face
As we age, most people experience a loss of volume and skin integrity which may cause complaints including crow’s feet, lip and frown lines, deep depressions around the nose and mouth, sagging and dehydrated skin, volume loss in the cheeks, and overall loss of healthy, youthful skin texture and tone. Some people will notice their face becoming longer and more rectangular, as the natural aesthetic curves begin to flatten.
Specific factors, including genes, facial expressions, poor diet, smoking, and sun exposure, may accelerate the aging process. All these factors may cause oxidative stress, a primary component of the aging process, that causes fine lines, hyperpigmentation, unevenness of skin tone, and advanced wrinkling.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facts
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an extract of your blood containing three to five times more platelets, growth factors, and active proteins that promote tissue and injury healing. It has been used medically for years to accelerate wound healing, along with repairing ligament, tendon, and bone damage. It has also been used to heal diabetic ulcers and to help regrow muscle and bone.
When PRP is injected back into the skin, it triggers a localized stem cell response. Over the weeks and months following the treatment, this response recruits collagen-producing cells called fibroblasts which replace tissue damaged or lost through the aging process with refreshed and rejuvenated healthier skin. Timeframes and results may vary from patient to patient.
What Is the Procedure?
You will begin with a consultation with our specialists at Santa Fe Vein & Med Spa to assess your cosmetic needs and determine the best course of treatment to achieve the desired result. After collecting a small sample of blood, we will place it within a tube in a centrifuge. After spinning the tube for some time, the red blood cells sink to the bottom due to their higher density, while the plasma and platelets collect at the upper part of the tube.
The PRP can then be transferred from the tube and immediately administered during an aesthetic procedure to produce collagen, smooth and tighten the skin, and create lift. The Fountain of Youth Cosmetic Injectable Treatment with PRP is an all-natural means of facial rejuvenation.
Cosmetic PRP is a safe and straightforward procedure. Because the PRP comes from your blood, you are not at risk of disease transmission, allergic or immune reaction. There is a potential for the use of PRP in regenerative, anti-aging and cosmetic medicine. It is a natural way of harnessing the healing power of your blood to help reverse signs of aging. As part of an approach to skin care that deals with both internal and external factors, cosmetic PRP can be your very own natural fountain of youth!
Advantages of Fountain of Youth Cosmetic Injectable Treatment with PRP
The potential benefits of PRP have resulted in a recent high interest in its use for anti-aging and regenerative treatments. The healing qualities of the components in PRP can be utilized as a cosmetic treatment to decrease your fine lines and wrinkles, tighten and tone your skin, and address mild collagen and volume loss. It can also help in improving the appearance of crows feet, dark circles under the eyes, acne scars, and rosacea.
Within a few weeks of treatment, you should see an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture, and tone. New collagen and blood vessels start to develop after three to six weeks, and reduction of fine lines and wrinkles and volume correction can continue to be seen up to six months after the treatment. Timeframes and results may vary from patient to patient.
The effects of cosmetic PRP can last up to two years, depending on the individual. If you are looking for immediate results, cosmetic PRP used alongside hyaluronic acid fillers can result in quick volume correction. Dermal fillers can accelerate and sustain the benefits of cosmetic PRP. Timeframes and results may vary from patient to patient.
The Fountain of Youth Cosmetic Injectable Treatment with PRP has proven to be a safe, effective and natural way of harnessing your blood's healing power to help reduce the signs of aging.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Each person comes with unique cosmetic needs and desires. Some conditions respond better to cosmetic PRP, while others need an added dermal filler treatment for best results. Males and females of all ages report benefits from cosmetic PRP treatments.
Find Out More About the Fountain of Youth Cosmetic Injectable Treatment with PRP
Visit us at Santa Fe Vein & Med Spa to learn more about the Fountain of Youth Cosmetic Injectable Treatment with PRP and how it can enhance your skin’s appearance. We will answer your questions and create a skin care regimen designed just for you! Restoring your youthful appearance is only a phone call away!