Beautify Enhance Renew
For decades, PRP has been used to promote healing for patients suffering from nerve damage and in orthopedic surgery. Now, PRP is being used for a new purpose, to rejuvenate and regenerate your dull and tired complexion. PRP is platelet-rich plasma, a derivative of your blood that contains high levels of growth factors. When injected into the face, these growth factors interact with the surrounding cells to initiate a healing response while reducing inflammation and stimulating new collagen production. Because this plasma is taken from the blood, these injections are a natural, safe, and organic way to achieve thicker, smoother, tighter skin. Embrace a more youthful, rosy complexion with PRP injections. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Dr. Grazer in Newport Beach to learn more about our procedure.
Benefits of PRP Injections
PRP injections can rejuvenate your complexion while it:
- Smooths out facial wrinkles
- Thickens and tightens the skin
- Stimulates collagen production
- Improves blood flow
- Improves skin clarity and tone
- Minimizes the appearance of facial scars
- Increases facial volume
PRP Injection Candidates
PRP injections are appropriate for any patient who is dissatisfied with the presence of a dull complexion with fine lines and wrinkles. These minimally invasive injections restore a youthful appearance with no downtime and little discomfort. And since platelet-rich plasma is derived from your blood, there is no chance of an allergic or immune reaction. As with any cosmetic procedure, ideal candidates should be physically healthy, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations of their intended results.
PRP injections make use of the healing properties of substances found in your blood. A sample of blood, similar in size to a standard blood test, is taken from your arm. A specialized machine spins the blood through a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. The separated platelets are then put into a separate syringe and prepared for injection. A topical anesthetic is applied to the targeted treatment area to ensure a comfortable treatment. The PRP is injected just beneath the skin’s surface in various parts of the treatment area for complete regeneration.
Recovery and Results
PRP injections require no downtime, and you can resume your daily activities immediately after your appointment with Dr. Grazer in Newport Beach. You may experience slight numbness at the injection site and some temporary redness. These should dissipate within a few hours.
A more youthful, rejuvenated appearance will start to show within two to three weeks after the procedure with full effects showing at 12 weeks. Results can last one year or more when paired with a healthy lifestyle and proper sun protection. While some patients may only require a single treatment session, other patients may benefit from multiple treatments depending on the level of correction needed. Repeated sessions are spaced 12 weeks apart. PRP injections are beneficial both as standalone treatments and as an aid to other facial rejuvenation procedures. With this PRP injection, you can expect to see firmer and tighter skin with fewer wrinkles and a rosy, natural glow.
Potential Side Effects
In a multitude of studies and previous procedures, no serious side effects have been reported with PRP injections. While rare, temporary side effects can include:
- Injection site pain
- Skin redness