The signs of aging eventually catch up with all of us. One day you look in the mirror and what used to be your smooth and youthful complexion is now riddled with fine lines, discoloration and uneven texture. If you’re discouraged by the changes your age is bringing to your skin, call Open Door Med Spa in Mansfield, TX and ask if you’re a good candidate for PRP therapy.
What Is PRP Therapy?
PRP stands for platelet rich plasma and is a treatment becoming ever more popular because of the amazing results it garners. The treatment involves taking a sample of blood from the client and spinning it in a medical centrifuge. This process separates the platelet rich plasma from the other elements of the blood.
This plasma is then applied to the skin. Often, this therapy is paired with other skin resurfacing treatments to allow deeper penetration of the plasma into the skin.
How Does PRP Therapy Work?
Plasma is what our bodies send to an injury to heal a wound. Plasma works to rebuild the skin, closing a wound by producing more collagen and regenerating skin cells to produce new layers of skin. The plasma from PRP therapy works in the same way. As the plasma soaks into the skin, the body recognizes it as a trigger to begin the healing process.
Collagen production is boosted and new cells regenerate. The fibrous protein collagen holds all of our cells together, making the foundation of our skin strong and stable. As we age, our collagen production decreases and creates weakened areas in the foundation under our skin that the surface falls into, causing wrinkles, lines, and other imperfections. The boost PRP therapy gives to collagen production repairs these imperfections.
What Does PRP Therapy Treat?
It’s not just lines and wrinkles that plague us as we get older. We can see evidence of our time in the sun and other discoloration on our complexions. Talking with your skincare specialist can help you understand the results this treatment can produce. Areas of concern this treatment can address include:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Sun damage and age spots
- Rough patches and uneven skin texture
- Acne scarring
- Large and clogged pores
- Dull complexion
- Dark circles and puffiness under the eyes
Used alone, this treatment can provide great results for clients wanting to turn back the hands of time on their skin. The benefits of PRP therapy are magnified when paired with the skin resurfacing treatment, microneedling.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. Your skincare specialist uses a handheld device loaded with hair-thin needles to make micro-perforations that reach into the deeper layers of your skin. These act as micro-channels your body treats as injury even though it doesn’t look or feel that way.
Your body boosts its production of collagen to heal these micro-injuries, strengthening the dermis, or middle layer of your skin. Just like PRP, this evens the foundation under your skin, smoothing out wrinkles, evening up skin tone and reversing other signs of aging. When these two treatments are combined, it becomes a powerhouse anti-aging treatment.
Microneedling With PRP Therapy
Comprehensive med spas will offer these two treatments in tandem during one session. The micro-channels made by the microneedling act as direct lines for the platelet rich plasma to reach deeper layers of the skin. Collagen is already being ramped up because of the micro-injuries, so adding plasma increases collagen and promotes the healing properties of plasma.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Because it uses your blood as the actual active ingredient, almost anybody who has a complexion concern is a good candidate for this treatment. This treatment is minimally invasive and doesn’t use heat, so it’s safe for all skin types and tones unlike lasers or other heat induction therapies.
It isn’t just the signs of aging that this treatment addresses. Younger clients can find relief from acne issues and the uneven tone hormones can cause. This therapy smooths little bumps and clogged pores, and not just on your face. Your skincare specialist can address concerns on other parts of the body. The most common areas treated are the:
What to Expect
Your specialist will apply a numbing cream to the treatment area to ensure your comfort. While the cream is working, your blood will be taken to extract its plasma. A small handheld device will be gently passed over your skin, creating the micro-channels. Your PRP will be spread over your skin to let its healing properties sink in.
When your session is complete, there is no downtime. You can get back to your normal routine immediately. All you have to do is enjoy the results.
After your treatment, you may see an immediate brightening. The real results come as collagen builds up over the next few weeks. Your complexion will continue to improve each day for up to a month. Some clients get the results they want after just one treatment while others will choose multiple sessions to maximize the healing effects of their sessions.
Call for an Appointment
If you’re ready to address the imperfections that bother you when you look in the mirror, help is just a call away. Contact Open Door Med Spa in Mansfield, TX to schedule a consultation with one of our skincare specialists. Our mission is to enhance your natural beauty and promote your health and wellness through effective and safe non-invasive treatment methods. We look forward to helping you achieve all your aesthetic goals.