What is Facial Rejuvination?
Did you know that your body has the power to help minimize fine lines, improve skin tone, help with dark circles under the eyes? It does! With Platelet-Rich Plasma. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a regenerative medicine that uses plasma from your own blood and injects it into your skin. Plasma is rich with over 60 different types of growth factors. PRP provides concentration of these growth factors and healing mediators directly to the area treated. These growth factors stimulate your body’s stem cells to regenerate new tissue and new collagen growth. Although cosmetic applications of PRP are relatively new, PRP has a long history in surgical repair and orthopedic medicine where it is used to heal traumatic tissue injuries.
In cosmetic medicine PRP is used to address a variety of areas without invasive surgery. Listed are some of the areas PRP improves:
Improving skin texture and tone
Add volume to face, neck and hands
Pump areas under and around eyes
Minimize wrinkles and fine lines
Eliminate acne scars and discolorations
PRP also helps to soften and improve texture and mobility of larger scars
Best results are achieved with 3-4 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart. Maximum collagen regeneration occurs in about 3 months from initial treatment. Results last 12-18 months. Patients typically opt for annual treatment to touch-up and maintain results.
what to expect at your prp appointment
At your visit to Wild Heart Medicine for cosmetic PRP you will have a small amount of blood drawn. This will be processed in a centrifuge and prepared in the lab. Dr. Waite will inject the PRP just under the skin at the subdermal layer throughout the face. The procedure takes about 1 hour and you will be able to return to your day once complete. You may have some redness and slight bruising post treatment but these should go away within 24 hours. You may notice skin improvement within 48 hours and your skin with continue to improve over the following 6 weeks.
You may have some redness and feelings of fullness in the face. This is normal and will resolve within 1-3 days. Please do not apply anything to the skin after the treatment until the following day. Wear an organic, mineral based sunscreen daily to protect the skin.