Names like the “vampire” facelift refer to a revolutionary therapy that has major anti-aging benefits. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) goes by many catchy names, but there’s no vampires involved. PRP uses your own blood to heal your body, stimulate new cells, and restore youthfulness.
PRP is an anti-aging therapy that we are proud to offer at Epitome Medical Aesthetics. Dr. Norman Gonzales uses this breakthrough anti-aging advancement alone and in combination with other procedures for maximum benefits.
This minimally-invasive, non-surgical procedure works by stimulating tissue growth and helping the body generate new collagen for smoother, softer, more youthful looking skin.
The team at Epitome Medical Aesthetics in Virginia Beach, Virginia, have extensive experience and success providing men and women with the benefits of PRP therapy. If you’re considering this anti-aging procedure, here’s what you need to know.
PRP therapy, a revolution in anti-aging
Your body includes various blood components that contribute to healing. Platelets are components of your blood known for their contribution to clotting after your skin is injured. They have other powerful effects as well.
Platelets contain growth factors that help keep skin youthful and improve its appearance. These skin rejuvenating properties can help turn back the clock, so your skin looks younger and more vibrant.
How PRP therapy works
Growth factors from concentrated platelets give your body exactly what it needs to naturally regenerate your skin. With PRP therapy, skin rejuvenation is significantly accelerated, so that your body generates new collagen quickly.
During the procedure, Dr. Gonzales draws only a small amount of blood and places it in a centrifuge to separate your platelets from the rest of your blood components. What you’re left with is highly concentrated plasma that contains your antiaging platelets. Dr. Gonzales injects this into the treatment area to stimulate your body’s natural healing process.
Collagen is the key to youthful skin
Collagen is a vital protein and the primary component of your skin’s middle layer, known as the dermis. As you age, the collagen your skin produces declines, resulting in dull, sagging, wrinkly skin that doesn’t keep its form or bounce back. This contributes to looking tired and older.
The good news is your body has an amazing ability to heal itself, and if given the right raw materials, it can generate new collagen. Treatments like laser therapy and dermabrasion cause controlled damage to the skin to stimulate new collagen. Dr. Gonzales can add PRP therapy for an optimal boost in collagen production.
Additional benefits of PRP therapy
In addition to helping the body produce more collagen, PRP therapy can be used with stem cell treatment to treat conditions like arthritis. This combination treatment helps the body produce new components that replace damaged structures.
In the case of arthritis, PRP combined with stem cell therapy stimulates new tissue production, so the body can heal damaged cartilage and joints. It’s the only therapy that has the potential to help the body generate new cartilage.
If you’re tired of looking worn out, then you’re ready to restore your skin’s youthful appearance with PRP therapy. To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Gonzales, call our Virginia Beach, Virginia office, or request a consultation online using our convenient web form.