PRP therapy

PRP Therapy vs Chemical Peels in St Louis

You can fight the signs of aging with a variety of treatments we currently offer. These treatments make it easy to get rid of acne scarring, age spots, and fine lines, but each treatment has subtle differences, making it ideal for certain people. PRP therapy and chemical peels in St Louis are two of our most trusted procedures but work very differently. Here is how PRP therapy and chemical peels compare to one another:

Chemical Peels in St Louis

Perhaps one of the most recognized age reduction procedures is the chemical peel. This treatment has been around for years and is ideal for reducing the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin. Chemical peels work by removing the top layer of your skin tissue that is typically full of dead skin cells. By removing this top layer, we are promoting skin growth below that can help rejuvenate collagen production. We offer chemical peels in a variety of intensity levels, from mild forms for minor age symptoms to moderate for deeper fine lines. Chemical peels can show results for up to several months. We recommend a treatment cycle of every three months for the best results. Patients of chemical peels can expect mild tenderness and redness immediately following the procedure and for several days afterwards.

PRP Therapy

While chemical peels have been around for years, PRP therapy is a more recently developed treatment. PRP therapy, or platelet-rich plasma therapy, involves separating the platelets and serum from your red blood cells in a small blood draw. After the separation we simply inject the serum into the treatment areas, allowing growth factors in your platelets to help rejuvenate the skin tissue. Unlike chemical peels, patients of PRP therapy will experience a very short downtime with only minimal side effects. PRP therapy is perfect to pair with other cosmetic treatments. We frequently combine PRP therapy with injectable treatments to create a layered effect for your skin, allowing less injections to be used for each treatment.

A Treatment for You

There is an ideal candidate for every skin treatment we provide at the St. Louis Laser Liposuction Center. Our staff will walk you through your procedure of choice during your free consultation. We will pair the right procedure for you based upon your skin type and needs. Call today for your consultation and see what PRP therapy or a chemical peel can do for you.