The use of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for facial rejuvenation has been gaining popularity in the cosmetic industry since its debut in the early 1990’s. Now used for dermatology as well as soft tissue healing, this multi-faceted procedure is highly effective and safe for many amazing clients.
How it Works
In cosmetic dermatology, PRP procedures are performed to refresh the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and produce new collagen. What makes this procedure so unique is that it uses the client’s own blood for rejuvenation.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is a portion of the blood that Dr. Lycka and his associates separate from blood drawn from the patient using a centrifuge. The reason it is so good for the skin is because platelets are rich in stem cells and proteins that stimulate collagen growth.
Once the PRP is separated, it is injected back into the skin in targeted areas to regenerate and refresh the tissue. This procedure couldn’t be safer for our clients, as the plasma being injected into the skin comes from their own blood supply.
Benefits of PRP
So, why do we use PRP to treat fine lines and wrinkles? There are many benefits that come with using one’s own blood to treat their skin, which include:
- Regeneration of tissue
- Increased collagen production
- Can be combined with other treatments
- Minimal discomfort
Post-procedure, clients can expect overall improvements in their complexion, texture and tone. These results are revealed approximately three weeks after treatment, and will keep improving over time.
Rediscover your natural beauty this season at Dr. lycka’s office. To find out if a PRP procedure at Barry Lycka MD & Associates is the best solution for your skin conditions, book a consultation online or call 780.425.1212 today.