Did you know skin is the largest organ in the body? It’s also the most visible, so it’s no wonder we often feel our best when we look our best. And now, there’s an innovative new treatment that can restore the health and appearance of your skin — and it uses your own body to do it.
Our skilled team at Salutem Bio-Performance Inc. in Monterey, California, offers numerous aesthetic anti-aging therapies to help improve the look and health of your skin by healing it from the inside out. One of these novel approaches is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.
Are you looking for ways to reverse the effects of the aging process and enhance your skin in the process? Here’s how PRP can help.
Unlike traditional cosmetic treatments, PRP therapy rejuvenates the appearance of your skin by healing damage. More simply put, the treatment triggers the healing process, reversing damage in the area and activating new cell growth. And it all starts with a quick blood draw.
PRP uses healing elements found in your blood, specifically your platelets and growth factors. You may recognize platelets because of the role they play in clotting blood. However, growth factors are equally important when you sustain an injury because these proteins help you heal from it.
Together, platelets and growth factors are powerful healing elements in their natural state. However, when concentrated and delivered directly to an area with damage, they offer incredible therapeutic potential that’s useful in everything from orthopedic surgery to wound care.
It can also enhance the appearance of your skin and treat certain forms of hair loss.
Most skin issues occur because of the aging process. With collagen loss, sun damage, and hormonal changes, your skin thins, dries out, and loses volume with each passing year. All of these underlying processes lead to visible changes, such as:
PRP works to reverse these issues by healing this damage from the inside out. And, as new cells return to the area, you can see the results across your complexion with healthier, firmer, and more vibrant skin.
During your visit, we draw your blood and prepare your sample by putting it in a centrifuge machine. This separates and concentrates the healing elements for your treatment.
For aesthetic treatments, we typically deliver PRP through microneedling.
Microneedling uses fine needles to make very tiny holes across the surface of your skin. Not only do these minute puncture wounds allow your PRP sample to penetrate your skin, but the mild surface damage also helps stimulate the natural healing process in your body. When combined with PRP therapy, microneedling doubles down on the healing process to provide even better results.
PRP usually comes with little or no downtime. However, you could have mild, short-term redness, swelling, or bruising — all signs the healing process is underway. In most cases, it takes a few weeks or months to see the full effects of your treatment, and they can last as long as 18 months.
Depending on your overall goals, we may recommend a series of treatments to ensure the best possible result.