Our skin gradually loses its youthful appearance as we age. This is due in part to a decline in natural collagen and elastin production, which is essential for maintaining healthy skin. Now, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can address common signs of aging and provide a more refreshed look.
Below, Dr. Tatiana Sorkin describes how PRP works and what you can expect from this cutting-edge treatment at Beauty Medica. Call our office in Houston, TX to schedule a face rejuvenation consultation today.
Who is a candidate for platelet-rich plasma?
Age, genetics, hormone changes, and sun damage all contribute to aging skin and wrinkles. Fine lines become more prominent over time and can make you feel self-conscious about your complexion. There are not many ways to address these concerns on your own.
Some people turn to plastic surgery to manage deep wrinkles and similar issues. However, these procedures are often expensive and require a lengthy recovery. PRP is ideal for individuals who want a rejuvenated appearance but are not ready for invasive measures like cosmetic surgery.
How does PRP therapy work?
Platelet-rich plasma is derived from your own blood and contains a high concentration of platelets that release growth factors and stimulate new collagen production. When injected into the skin, PRP provides a wide range of benefits – including improved skin tone and texture. Face rejuvenation treatment at Beauty Medica is quick, comfortable, and long-lasting.
What happens during PRP treatment?
A consultation allows Dr. Sorkin to examine your skin and create a custom plan for PRP therapy in Houston, TX. We begin by drawing a small amount of blood from your arm while you are seated in a comfortable treatment room. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge machine for about 15 minutes.
Beauty Medica places the plasma material into small syringes and then injects it into strategic areas of the face. PRP can also be combined with other solutions, like microneedling and laser skin resurfacing, based on the severity of your concerns. We are proud to offer the latest skin rejuvenation techniques so you can reach your aesthetic goals.
What are the benefits of PRP?
Since platelet-rich plasma is taken from your blood, there is no risk of allergic reaction or infection. Minor side effects like redness are expected but subside quickly. Patients usually resume all normal activities almost immediately following treatment. Our team will provide a short list of guidelines that ensure safe and successful outcomes from face rejuvenation.
PRP therapy does provide long-lasting results with the right care. We recommend avoiding excess sun exposure and coming in for follow-up PRP sessions as needed. You will see a gradual improvement in skin quality as collagen continues to develop beneath the surface. Issues like wrinkles and fine lines are greatly diminished for a refreshed appearance.
Try PRP for face rejuvenation
Fine lines and wrinkles are expected as we age, but that does not mean you have to live with them forever. Platelet-rich plasma therapy can take years off your appearance without unnecessary surgery or downtime. Our professionals at Beauty Medica in Houston, TX offer comprehensive treatments that help you achieve and maintain your desired look. Dr. Tatiana Sorkin is a highly trained and experienced specialist who provides natural-looking results.