Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections naturally rejuvenate your skin using components from your blood that promote tissue regeneration and collagen production. Dr. Gladys Dupuy at Orchid OB/GYN uses PRP injections to tighten skin, diminish wrinkles, and fight the effect of aging. If you’d like to learn more about PRP injections and how they can restore your appearance, call the office in Miramar, Florida or book a consultation online.
Your blood consists of liquid plasma and three solid components: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) – plasma that contains a higher than normal concentration of platelets – is produced in the office using your blood.
Platelets contain specialized proteins called growth factors. Your body uses platelets to heal wounds because growth factors stimulate new cellular growth, generating diverse types of tissues, including blood vessels.
Several medical fields use PRP injections, including oral surgery and orthopedic surgery. When injured soft tissues get infused with PRP, the platelets decrease inflammation, alleviate pain, and boost healing.
The high concentration of platelets in a PRP injection rejuvenate your skin by improving blood flow, increasing collagen production, and regenerating new tissues.
Following a PRP facial, your skin becomes tighter and better toned. Frown lines, laugh lines, and other targeted wrinkles are diminished.
The first step is creating the PRP. That's accomplished by drawing a sample of your blood and placing it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the different blood components so that plasma with concentrated platelets can be extracted.
Dr. Dupuy thoroughly explains the procedure and talks with you about using a topical anesthetic. PRP injections are administered in precisely targeted problem areas. The number of injections and length of time required for the procedure depend on the extent of problems in the treatment area.
When your procedure is over, you may have mild redness, swelling or bruising, but these side effects resolve within a few days. You don’t need to plan downtime.
PRP produces gradual results because it takes time for your skin to regenerate collagen and new tissues. As the new tissues replace old skin over the next few months, you’ll gradually see rejuvenated skin and smoother wrinkles.
When you want younger-looking skin, but you don’t want surgery, PRP may be the solution you need; call or use the online booking feature to schedule a consultation.
*Individual results may vary.