Is PRP Really Liquid Gold? What It Can Do For You
We are always trying new technologies and methods to give our patients the best results in the cosmetic industry. What if we told you that we could use your body’s own natural growth factors to provide you with cosmetic results? With PRP we can do just that.
You may have seen plasma donation centers all around town, but did you know that the very same protein enriched plasma that they use for stem cell growth can be used for cosmetic purposes? In fact, PRP or platelet-rich plasma is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments that we specialize in. But what is it used for hand how is it so effective? Let’s take a closer look and see.
No matter how much sunscreen you wore in your teens and twenties or how good of genes you have, your skin will eventually start showing signs of aging. When we use PRP for facial rejuvenation, we can help you get more volume in your skin while also combatting fine lines and wrinkles, and all by using your body’s proteins. To start, we will extract the plasma from your blood and then circulate it through a centrifuge. Once we have the “liquid gold,” we will then usually do microneedling. Microneedling is a collagen induction procedure that is done by making tiny punctures in the skin. These punctures then signal your skin’s natural healing response which helps naturally create more collagen. When used in conjunction with PRP, microneedling also helps your skin better absorb the enriched protein which simulates even more collagen growth in the process.
If you are sick of being the brunt of everyone’s balding jokes, then PRP for hair loss can save your hairline. Similar to the facial rejuvenation procedure, we will initially start by extracting the plasma from your blood and then running it through a centrifuge. Once we have fully extracted the PRP, we will then inject it into the hair follicles in your scalp. This will encourage newly active hair follicles or inactive hair follicles to start getting to work and leave you with thicker hair in the process. To help maintain your results, we may have you come into our office every four to six months for touch-ups.
Are you ready to learn more about the liquid gold of the cosmetic industry? Contact our New Jersey Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, P.A office and call us at (973) 243-2500.