Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an exciting treatment that uses your own blood cells for skin restoration. At Revive Aesthetics MT, the highly educated team of aesthetics experts led by Shannon Wagenman, FNP-BC, and Chris Wagenman offers PRP treatments to revive aging skin and enhance your natural beauty from within. Call the Hardin, Montana, office or book an appointment using online scheduling today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance derived from your own blood. It contains the most powerful blood cells in a concentrated and activated form.
PRP is increasingly used in the medical field to promote healing after injuries, but one of its most exciting newer applications is aesthetics. PRP injections can help restore aging and damaged skin, treating issues such as:
PRP injections may help you achieve the results you’d like in a natural way.
PRP injections mainly contain white blood cells and platelets. Platelets are particularly important in healing because they have nearly 600 unique proteins and growth factors, each with tremendous powers of restoration and healing.
Growth factors promote collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin production, which increases the skin’s support network, plumps skin, and helps you grow healthy new skin cells.
PRP isolates your platelets and white blood cells, discards red blood cells, and concentrates the substance.
Your blood contains platelets already, but they’re usually only active when you’re injured, so the team adds a special activation agent to the PRP to turn the platelets “on.” Then, they inject the PRP in the areas where you want skin improvements.
PRP places a very large quantity of platelets exactly where you need them, and because the platelets are already activated, PRP starts working immediately.
You’re likely to notice some improvements, like tighter and brighter skin, within as little as a few weeks. Other improvements, like a decrease in deeper facial folds, take longer and can vary based on your body’s cellular turnover rate or other individual factors.
PRP injections and dermal fillers can accomplish many of the same goals, like smoothing out wrinkles, lines, or acne scars. But they do so in a different way.
With PRP, your body’s essentially making its own fillers over time. You’ll see immediate improvements with dermal fillers because they contain a synthetic duplicate of your body’s natural hyaluronic acid.
In general, PRP injections focus on overall skin restoration, while dermal fillers focus more on filling in specific areas of lost volume.
Revive Aesthetics MT is ready to help with your skin restoration journey, so call the office or book your appointment online now.