At Medical Aesthetics of New England, we are always looking for the newest techniques to enhance the natural beauty and maintain the overall health of your skin. The use of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to restore natural youth to your skin is gaining popularity in the United States, and we currently utilize this innovative technique in our micro needling and hair rejuvenation treatments.
Contact us today at our Acton and Fitchburg locations to schedule a consultation and find out how PRP can safely and naturally treat your cosmetic concerns.
What is PRP?
Although blood is mostly comprised of a liquid called plasma, there are also smaller, solid components such as red cells, white cells and platelets. While platelets are mainly responsible for clotting blood, they also contain several growth factors that play a vital role in healing injured or damaged skin and tissues.
Prior to treatment, a small blood sample will be taken from you and spun through a centrifuge. This process separates the components of the blood, creating plasma that is enriched with highly concentrated platelets, or PRP. The PRP is extracted from the rest of the blood sample and is then either reinjected back into treated areas or applied topically to stimulate the body’s natural healing response.
PRP and Micro Needling
While micro needling is a standalone procedure that uses a handheld tool with several tiny needles to gently exfoliate the skin, PRP can be used in conjunction to further improve the skin. After the micro needling tool creates microscopic holes in the skin’s surface, the pores are opened up and are better able to absorb.
When topically applied to the face after a micro needling session, your own PRP is effectively absorbed into the skin. From there, the growth factors in the platelets begin to regenerate new skin cells. New fatty tissue to add volume and shape to the face is also created, and blood flow is improved to restore the skin’s natural glow.
Are There Any Risks?
As PRP utilizes your body’s own resources, there is no major risk involved. When administered as an injection, slight bruising or swelling can occur at the site, which is temporary.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out how using PRP can restore your skin’s natural beauty.