Many people who experience dark circles or puffiness around their eyes—or other common issues associated with aging, such as fine lines, sagging and a duller skin tone—look into various types of treatments to help prevent those aging signs from occurring. A common type of such a procedure is a PRP facial in Tempe, AZ.
PRP stands for “platelet rich plasma,” and is a type of skin rejuvenation often performed on the face. PRP is a natural substance that your body creates. During the process of PRP therapy, the doctor draws a small amount of blood from your body and places it in a sterile tube, which gets spun around in a centrifuge to separate that blood’s components. For example, the red and white blood cells will be divided from the plasma (the clear fluid of the blood) and platelets. The resulting plasma now has a higher concentration of platelets after going through the centrifuge, resulting in the platelet rich plasma (PRP).
Platelets are the cells inside the blood that help the healing of tissue and the growth of brand new skin cells. When PRP is injected into specific areas of the skin, it promotes collagen growth, helps regenerate tissue and ultimately creates a smoother, tighter skin appearance, softening wrinkles and improving skin texture and tone.
What’s different about PRP?
So how exactly does PRP treatment differ from other types of therapies involving fillers or injections?
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are made with solid materials that are designed to fill up skin folds and lines. These fillers help soften deeper lines, particularly around the mouth area, and can often be used to make lips fuller and plumper. They last anywhere from six to 18 months, and there will be repeated treatments necessary to refill those areas once they wear out.
PRP, however, stimulates collagen in your body to grow to create better facial rejuvenation. Rather than seeking individual wrinkle improvement, it affects the whole face. It also is used to volumize faces that are looking aged, to fill out cheek indentations, to soften the hollows under the eyes, to improve the texture, tightness and tone of the skin and to fill in any areas that simply cannot be reached safely by hyaluronic acid fillers.
These other types of treatments can be used in conjunction with PRP, as they are ultimately used for different purposes. In fact, a combination of multiple types of treatments is often recommended to provide the best results. You can use PRP to get a better overall fullness, tone and youthfulness in the face, while using other types of treatments to attack specific lines and folds that are especially stubborn and problematic.
Looking to learn more about PRP facials in Tempe, AZ and other procedures, such as microneedling in Tempe, AZ? We encourage you to contact Veritas Medical Solutions today and we’ll be happy to discuss our various therapy options in greater detail with you. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
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