What is Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)?
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is an effective and natural way to combat wrinkles, add volume to your cheeks and face, reduce the hollows under your eyes, improve skin tone, and reduce the appearance of scars, rosacea, and sun damage. Fountain of You in Melbourne, FL recommends PRP therapy for a variety of reasons; the fact that it is natural and organic is a huge bonus! This unique anti-aging/skin rejuvenation treatment yields fantastic results has very few side effects and is long-lasting.
How is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) used?
PRP has been used for decades in a variety of medical fields because of its ability to improve the body’s healing process. It is often used by athletes to speed along the recovery of an injured muscle, tendon or ligament, and it can even alleviate arthritis. The benefits of PRP are also applied in dermatology and cosmetic skin rejuvenation. This safe, non-invasive therapy uses your body’s natural healing powers to reduce the signs of aging and tighten your skin, and since no chemicals are used there is virtually no chance of having an allergic reaction.
Platelet Rich Plasma is actually created in your own body; your blood contains platelets, which are responsible for regenerating tissue and cells, promoting collagen growth, and providing nutrients. To create PRP we draw a small amount of blood and use centrifugation to separate the platelets from other blood cells. Once the platelets are separated, we mix the concentrated solution with a smaller amount of your blood. When this process is complete, our skilled healthcare professionals inject the PRP solution into the desired areas to achieve your aesthetic goals. You can expect to see gradual results; the full effect of a PRP treatment generally takes weeks to appear and depending on your goals several sessions may be required.
You may be asking yourself how well PRP therapy really works. After all, no one wants to invest in a cosmetic treatment only to be disappointed with the outcome. The good news is there are multiple studies that show PRP treatments work extremely well. A study conducted in 2015 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons tested the cosmetic effect of PRP and an added growth factor on 2,005 people. The results were overwhelmingly positive; 97.3% of the patients reported satisfaction with their results. Another study published in the Egyptian Journal of Dermatology and Venerology in 2014 cited PRP as a “safe and tolerable procedure” and reported high patient satisfaction.
Fountain of You Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in Melbourne, FL
PRP therapy can also be combined with a number of other cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, laser treatments, Botox, Restylane, Juvederm, MicroNeedling, and more to achieve your ideal results. Our skilled, Anti-Aging Fellowship-trained physicians and medical esthetician will work with you to formulate a plan structured to meet your individual goals and needs. Dr. Kim Zipper opened Fountain of You in 2007, and we have been helping men and women in Brevard County achieve their anti-aging and aesthetic goals ever since. Let us help you look and feel younger with the naturally rejuvenating power of Platelet Rich Plasma. Contact us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.