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5 Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Facial Rejuvenation


Are you struggling with premature wrinkles, sun damage, or uneven skin tone? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a non-surgical treatment that can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin. Keep reading to learn the 5 benefits of platelet-rich plasma therapy.

While this article spells out some important information about platelet-rich plasma, and we highly recommend you read the full article, here are the key points we will focus on:

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Platelet-Rich Plasma

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma combines two elements: plasma, or the liquid portion of your blood, and platelets, or blood cells that play a key role in your body’s natural healing process. By using your own blood cells to amplify your body’s natural ability to heal, platelet-rich plasma can rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.

How Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment Work?

Platelet-rich plasma can be conducted as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other treatments such as laser treatments and microneedling. At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, our 3-step procedure involves drawing your blood, separating the platelets from the rest of your blood in a centrifuge, and re-integrating the platelets into your skin.

5 Benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma

At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, we are here to help you reduce fine lines and wrinkles and restore the fullness of your skin. Keep reading for the top 5 benefits of platelet-rich plasma.

1. Stimulate Collagen Production

Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it defends your skin from free radicals that can harm your skin. With regular use, vitamin C can help heal blemishes, reduce hyperpigmentation, and keep your skin from sagging. To maintain a bright, even-toned, refreshed look, Dr. Lilly Parllaku recommends adding vitamin C to your skincare routine.

2. Plump Sagging Skin

Plasma-rich therapy treatment can dramatically reverse years of skin damage in one session. By penetrating deep into the dermis to stimulate collagen production and connective tissue regeneration, skin will tighten and appear more lifted post-treatment. At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, we often recommend combining platelet-rich plasma therapy with other treatments for the best results. Plasma-rich therapy combined with fractional C02 laser, microdermabrasion, or microneedling can dramatically improve scar depth and skin texture.

3. Diminish Acne Scars

Many people between the ages of 18 to 30 struggle with acne. If you are looking to alleviate the damage caused by acne, consider PRP acne scar injections. These injections contain a concentration of platelets, growth factors, stem cells, and other components which initiate neocollagenesis – the process of forming new collagen. By inserting the PRP serum under the scars, dermatologists can reduce skin depressions and stimulate new collagen production.

4. Treat Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a condition in which your skin appears discolored or blotchy due to an excess of melanin in the skin. Issues with hyperpigmentation can be addressed through microneedling with platelet-rich plasma, which creates tiny openings in the skin to promote collagen production. In turn, issues such as scar hyperpigmentation, melasma or sun spots, can be remedied by platelet-rich plasma, helping your skin stay smooth and healthy-looking all year long.

5. Improve Hair Health & Volume

Hair loss affects over 80 million Americans. Platelet-rich plasma can accelerate healing in many areas of the body, including hair follicles. Many dermatologists utilize this treatment to reduce hair loss and increase the diameter of hairs and the density of hair growth. To ensure the best possible outcome, and maintain results, we suggesting adding in a supplement designed to enhance hair health. Our favorite is Nutrafol!”
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Who Can Receive Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma therapy is for people who are in good health and do not have any serious skin conditions. Those suffering from aging, crepey skin will see the best results from platelet-rich plasma therapy.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

The results of platelet-rich plasma therapy are long-lasting. While the healing process starts immediately, the average patient will see results within 3 weeks with effects lasting for up to 3 years. Results include:

● Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
● Visibly smaller pores
● Improved scars
● Decrease in hyperpigmentation
● Improvement of hair quality and volume

What Procedures Can Platelet-Rich Plasma Be Combined With?

At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, we recommend combining platelet-rich plasma with CO2 Laser and microneedling with Rejuvapen, both of which create a perfect healing environment for disrupted skin cells and underlying structures. For the best results, we recommend Bryn Mawr Dermatology’s 24 Karat Gold Package:

Step 1: Receive a complete Botox treatment that improves the results of your CO2 laser treatment by keeping your skin relaxed during the healing process.

Step 2: Resurface your skin with a powerful fractionated CO2 laser to even out your skin tone and texture. We will make sure that your “trouble spots,” such as scars or lax skin under the eyes, are addressed.

Step 3: Harness your own body’s curative power by painting Platelet-Rich Plasma onto the freshly resurfaced skin. This amps up collagen and elastin growth while abbreviating the healing process.

Step 4: Take home a clinical skin care regimen that is personalized to your skin’s needs to maintain your fabulous results.

Step 5: Receive an annual membership to the BMD VIP Loyalty Program. This provides you with access to our entire repertoire of cosmetic services at major discounts.

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma Safe?

Platelet-rich plasma also uses your own plasma, which reduces the risk of adverse reactions. While you may experience mild redness, irritation, pinpoint bleeding, and bruising or swelling after your treatment, this should quickly resolve within 24 hours.

Platelet-Rich Plasma Post-Treatment Recovery

You will receive aftercare instructions on how to care for your new skin. Protection from UV exposure is of the utmost importance in order to protect it from forming undesirable pigmentation. Hydration is also essential. You will be provided with Clinical Skin Care recommendations that will  help retain moisture and improve the skin barrier. The controlled damage that is an essential part of the treatment is manageable, but skin can appear red and irritated, it may develop pinpoint bleeding that resolves within the hour, and has the potential for some swelling and bruising. By the time you leave our office, any discomfort felt during the procedure will be significantly improved, although the treated area can continue to feel hot or tender for 24-48 hours. Each person responds differently to skin rejuvenation with PRP and we will be happy to discuss any questions you have at your consultation.

Schedule an Appointment with a Dermatologist Today

If you have a question about skin care, please Request an Appointment. During your consultation, our skilled dermatologists will evaluate your concerns and determine an ideal treatment plan for your specific case. Our Bryn Mawr office is beautifully equipped, so you’ll feel at home as soon as you walk in the door.

Get started today by calling our dermatology team at (610) 525-7800 or easily book an appointment online. We look forward to caring for you!

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