Healthy-looking skin and hair are two significant signs of vitality. Once you realize you’re losing either one, you hate to think what you’ll look like in a few years. At Marina Medispa, Dr. Marina Metelitsin and her team of medical experts offer state-of-the-art PRP therapy to revitalize your appearance. Call the office in Edgewater, New Jersey or book your appointment online today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) refers to an innovative therapy involving the injection of blood platelets from your own body. Although there are numerous medical applications for PRP therapy, its use in cosmetic treatment is becoming increasingly popular, especially for skin rejuvenation.
Blood platelets contain proteins that reduce inflammation and encourage new cell growth. When the platelets are injected for skin rejuvenation, they immediately fill in lines and wrinkles, while simultaneously jumpstarting the process of new cell growth. Over time, the platelets help build new collagen, the protein that adds structure and volume to your skin.
PRP is commonly used for skin renewal in the following areas:
Besides filling in wrinkles, PRP may also be an effective treatment for acne scars and, when injected into the scalp, it may promote the growth of new hair.
First, Dr. Metelitsin draws a small sample of your blood and places it into a centrifuge, which spins the blood at high speed. As the blood spins, the platelets separate from the rest of the blood. The resulting concentration of platelets is then injected into the treatment area.
You may receive a numbing agent at the site of the injection, or a local anesthetic may be mixed in with the PRP to reduce any minor discomfort.
The entire process takes about 30 minutes, and you won’t need to schedule downtime. Plus, since the platelets come from your own body, there is minimal risk of an allergic reaction. You may experience minor discomfort such as redness or bruising at the injection site, but these should resolve quickly.
Before you resign yourself to living with your loss of youthful skin and hair, call Marina Medispa to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online today.