The lens through which a person perceives their physical appearance is often linked to an inner sense of self-esteem. As time passes, the natural aging process is to be expected, but the toll lowered levels of elastin and collagen can take on the skin, alongside the power of gravity can leave some feeling that their exterior doesn’t naturally match up with how they feel inside. Whether it’s a simple tuck, fighting the effects of fine line and wrinkles or finding a way to re-create volume, facial rejuvenation is a primary reason many patients seek help from cosmetic professionals.
Over time, the need for a variety of cosmetic approaches that lean towards a more natural technique has revealed itself. More than ever, patients are looking for minimally invasive procedures and routes to rejuvenating facial skin and features that use the body’s own process to enhance external beauty. Of all of the new and innovative techniques on the cosmetic market, PRP therapy has made a name for itself as an increasingly popular choice.
Understanding PRP Therapy
The human body uses blood to replenish and restore without needing any direction to do so. This natural process utilizes stem cells and growth factors that exist within the blood to assist with processes such as healing and tissue regeneration. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and refers to blood that has had red blood cells purposefully removed in order to create a concentration of platelet growth factors that can subsequently be used in a variety of medical treatments. Physicians in the fields of neurosurgery, orthopedics, and sports medicine have long found the benefits of PRP therapy to be quite evident. More recently, the benefits of PRP injection therapy have become obvious in a cosmetic context as a technique to promote rejuvenation.
The Specifics of PRP Therapy
PRP Therapy is generally focused on facial skin rejuvenation and begins with a physician drawing a small amount of blood. This sample is run through a centrifuge to separate out the Platelet Rich Plasma which can then be reinjected into the treatment area to promote tissue rejuvenation. In some cases, a cosmetic physician may choose to combine PRP with activators such as thrombin, calcium or collagen to increase the rate of rejuvenation.
Many patients are most familiar with the PRP therapy technique as it’s used in a Dracula Facial. This type of facial involves micro needling the PRP into the treatment site and applying a layer across the surface of the skin as a follow up in serum form. The desired results from this procedure include a more youthful overall look enhanced by firmer, smoother and fuller looking facial skin.
Benefits of PRP Therapy
Beyond the successful results that PRP injection therapy delivers, many patients enjoy this approach because it uses the body’s own blood and process to enhance cosmetic appeal. Using the patient’s blood to treat the skin also reduces all risks associated with allergic reactions that some find off-putting when it comes to other cosmetic options such as dermal fillers. PRP therapy is a highly time-efficient process which leaves patients free to return to regular activities within a day or two following the procedure. Additionally, PRP therapy delivers up very natural looking results which leave patients feeling confident and secure with their technique choice.
The cost of PRP therapy is highly dependent on a variety of factors that vary from patient to patient including the size of the area to be treated as well as the severity. The team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center is happy to help provide patients with a variety of options when it comes to financing and payment plans right at our clinic.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Wright and his team of professionals at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center are proud to offer PRP therapy injections to assist with a wide variety of cosmetic procedures. When you’re considering the benefits of these injections be sure to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wright. Taking the time to ask questions, understand options and state preferences and concerns is an important first step in a journey to change at our clinic. Additionally, it’s important that Dr. Wright has the necessary time to perform a medical profile overview and exam prior to developing a customized treatment plan for a patient.
Our comprehensive approach to patient care makes the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center a top-rated facility where patients feel comfortable and cared for and can be confident in pleasing results. Be sure to contact us today for more information on our many services available and to see if PRP therapy may be the right choice for you. Click here to see our most popular cosmetic procedures!