Who is a good candidate?
There are really no contraindications for this type of therapy. However, if there is any wound, rash, or acne outbreak in the targeted region, it is ideal to wait until the skin is healed over.
What does it do for the skin?
Skin PRP penetrates into the dermis, activating new collagen production by stimulating dormant collagen cells and fibroblasts. This process rejuvenates the appearance of skin, allowing for a thicker and stronger mesh which improves or alleviates a variety of skin imperfections such as acne, wrinkles, scarring, and dark under eye circles.
Why is PRP better than Botox or fillers?
Skin PRP is better than Botox or fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Radiesse because it is pausing and reversing the skin’s aging process instead of temporarily improving the appearance of some aspects of aging. PRP affects the overall composition of the skin, improving the touch and texture of the skin as well as minimizing wrinkles and increasing fullness. There is also much less risk associated with PRP as you will not react to your own blood and there is no likelihood of overdoing it, causing you to look like an alien or overly plastic as the PRP spreads throughout the epidermis and your skin will just rejuvenate to its former appearance, not a distorted version of it. PRP is a natural form of Botox or Fillers, utilizing your body’s own stem cells.
What kind of results should be expected?
Patients will see an improvement in their skin’s luminosity, laxity, and overall appearance with results improving each sequential treatment.
For aging, there are 3 treatments, 1 month apart, with a maintenance treatment every 6-12 months, because even though we are reversing the aging process your body will constantly be trying to break down your collagen. Scarring requires 5+ treatments depending on the amount of damage and level of improvement desired by the patient. On the upside, once your treatments are completed there is no need for continual maintenance as the scars will be resolved.