If you’re looking for nonsurgical, noninvasive solutions to reverse the signs of aging, Dr. Marina Metelsin at Marina Medispa in Edgewater, New Jersey, may recommend platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy utilizes your body’s own healing abilities to revitalize your skin. This safe, effective treatment option can not only help you address age-related cosmetic flaws, it can also boost your skin cell health for the long-term.
How PRP therapy works
As you get older, your body doesn’t produce as much collagen and elastin as it did when you were younger. These substances are necessary for sustaining healthy, young-looking skin. Without enough of these proteins, your skin will begin to sag, wrinkles will form, and you’ll start looking older than your years.
Your blood contains special growth factors, and these growth factors can create new, healthy skin cells to replace your old, damaged ones. First, Dr. Metelsin extracts a sample of your blood. Then she puts it in a fast-spinning centrifuge to obtain a high concentration of these growth factors, or PRP.
The growth factors are then injected into areas of lost volume, wrinkles, and creases. Dr. Metelsin can inject PRP into many areas, including your:
Platelet-rich plasma injections can even be used under and around your eyes to erase bags and crow’s feet.
While you may need several injections of PRP to address cosmetic flaws, Dr. Metelsin will make your comfort her priority. She can apply a topical anesthetic to prevent pain.
Results that last
Following your PRP injections, your body will produce new cells and collagen, which will continue to develop in the months following treatment. These new cells will add volume to your cheeks and hands, plumping your skin and erasing wrinkles and folds.
While in-office treatments take 30 minutes or less, it can take 3-4 weeks to start seeing results. As new cells develop in the weeks following your treatment, you’ll continue to see noticeable improvements in your skin’s texture and tone.
You can maintain these results for months or years with a healthy diet and a good skin care routine. You should also regularly use a high-quality sunscreen to prevent new damage to your skin.
No downtime and low risk of side effects
While you may have some mild redness and swelling at the injection sites, PRP treatment doesn’t require any downtime. You can go right back to work or your other activities without limitations. Furthermore, because Dr. Metelsin uses your own blood for treatment, there’s little risk for side effects.
To ensure PRP therapy is right for you, Dr. Metelsin will review your health history and discuss your expectations for treatment during your consultation.
To learn more about healing your skin from the inside out with PRP therapy, book an appointment online or over the phone with Marina Medispa today.