Do you look in the mirror and wish you could get rid of those annoying wrinkles or acne scars? Do you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your skin? Consider Platelet Rich Plasma. Plenty of celebrities have already caught on to this revolutionary procedure — and soon you can too!
Platelet Rich Plasma, commonly called PRP, is a nonsurgical skin care treatment rising in popularity today. It uses a patient’s own blood to enhance volume in the face. Those experiencing anything from fine lines to acne scars can benefit from this innovative treatment method.
PRP for Facial Rejuvenation
Aging is inevitable, but many people want to minimize the physical side effects of the aging process. Over time, skin loses its elasticity and can give the face an older, tired-looking appearance. You may think this is something you will just have to deal with, but that is not the case! PRP treatments stimulate collagen and elasticity to fill out signs of aging.
The process begins by taking blood from the patient’s arm, which is then spun in order to separate Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) from the red blood cells. The PRFM left is mixed with calcium chloride and injected back into the desired areas, or can applied topically, depending on your preference and your doctor’s recommendation. The procedure is quick and involves minimal pain.
Results and Side Effects
The PRP injection triggers a sort of healing process in the skin, which fills out deep lines and pocks. You may notice slight improvements immediately following the procedure, but it generally takes several treatments and several weeks to obtain the optimal effect. By undergoing this procedure, you will notice:
- Improved skintone
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Tighter, more toned skin
- Increase in facial volume
The side effects of the procedure are minimal, as this filler comes from the patient’s own blood; however, some bruising and swelling may occur. This is common and will subside within several days.
Chicagoland Aesthetics Provides PRP
We at Chicagoland Aesthetics are excited to bring Platelet Rich Plasma treatments to all three of our Chicago area practices. The addition of this procedure stands with our mission to provide patients with a beautiful, healthy appearance and restored confidence. Request more information on our website or call one of our offices today to schedule a consultation:
Chicago: (773) 697-4033
Schaumburg: (847) 884-8346
Naperville: (630) 369-6644