Platelet-rich plasma therapy, also known as PRP therapy, uses the plasma in your own blood to provide a number of rejuvenating benefits, from treating hair loss to improving recovery times from injuries. A small amount of your own blood is taken, then placed in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from your red blood cells. The plasma, rich in platelets that can stimulate cell growth, can then be safely injected into your body.
PRP therapy is becoming a popular treatment method for skin rejuvenation. When the platelet-rich plasma is injected into the face and neck, it helps stimulate the production of collagen, which we naturally lose as we age. This can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, making the skin look younger and firmer. PRP therapy can also have a positive effect on scar tissue, helping to drive blood flow to the area to break up unsightly scarring.
In addition to facial rejuvenation, PRP therapy can be used to address signs of aging on your hands as well. Brown spots, thinning skin, and protruding veins are all unsightly effects of aging, but you don’t have to live with them. Just like on your face, PRP therapy stimulates healing and collagen production in order to turn back the hands of time.
PRP Therapy Details
The whole procedure is fairly quick and easy. If you are just receiving PRP therapy you can expect the entire process — from your blood being drawn to the PRP injections — to take about an hour. If you are receiving PRP therapy in addition to microneedling it may take up to two hours for the whole process. Since PRP is made up of your own cells, there is almost no chance you will have any negative side effects. Mild swelling and redness are temporary after the injections.
If you are interested in this procedure with or without microneedling on your face or hands, contact VIDA Aesthetic Medicine today to schedule your consultation! We are conveniently located in Salem, OR.