Are signs of aging, sun damage, or scars affecting your confidence? You’re not alone. Millions of Americans struggle with skin conditions that can’t be managed with an at-home skincare routine alone. However, you don’t have to accept the loss of confidence that comes with blemished, damaged, or wrinkled skin. Modern cosmetic dermatology has developed cutting-edge solutions, such as platelet-rich plasma treatments, that can help you to improve your skin texture and complexion.
At Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio, we’re proud to offer PRP injections and PRP microneedling to help you regain your confidence. These revolutionary treatments harness the healing power of your own body to address a wide variety of skin concerns—which is why they’ve exploded in popularity over the last few years. If you haven’t heard of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), get ready to learn about one of the latest cosmetic trends on the market today.
How PRP Treatments Work
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) face treatments use your own blood platelets for the stimulation of new cell growth, helping to enhance your skin texture and complexion. PRP effectively stimulates collagen production and new skin cells by using the healing factors present in your own blood, instead of synthetic fillers or chemicals.
PRP injections are an innovative and organic way to use your body’s plasma to stimulate natural healing, cellular growth, and skin rejuvenation. We start by drawing a small sample of your blood. We place the sample in a machine that spins the blood, rapidly separating the platelets, which contain vital growth factors and stem cells that kickstart skin’s healing and renewal.
We then inject this highly concentrated, platelet-rich blood back into key areas of the face or body to treat:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Dark circles and under-eye bags
- Acne scars
- Crepey skin
- Laugh lines, smoker’s lines, and marionette lines
Microneedling is a procedure that uses extremely fine needles to gently puncture the outer layer of the skin. Though you may only feel a slight pricking sensation, your skin registers these pinpricks as damage and begins producing collagen to heal. That collagen helps improve skin texture, fill out fine lines and wrinkles, correct hyperpigmentation (sun damage, age spots), and reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
When we add PRP to microneedling, we enhance the procedure’s effectiveness. The microneedling procedure opens your pores to the rejuvenating effects of PRP, taking the procedure’s results to the next level.
Benefits of PRP Treatments
Many benefits are associated with PRP treatments. Ultimately, this treatment will improve your skin’s appearance, resulting in a more youthful and vibrant appearance. Not only does PRP reduce fine lines and wrinkles—it will enhance your skin’s complexion, texture, and tone.
Further benefits of PRP Injections and PRP Microneedling include:
- Quick Procedures: these treatments typically take under an hour.
- Little to No Downtime: most patients return to work the next day.
- All-Natural: because these procedures use your own blood, the risk for negative side effects or reactions is drastically reduced.
- Faster Results: most patients see an immediate improvement in texture and tone.
- Non-Surgical: achieve tighter, smoother, plumper skin without going under the knife.
PRP for Hair Loss & Under-Eye Circles
One of the most exciting things about PRP procedures is how incredibly versatile they are, able to target concerns that other treatments can’t.
The same rejuvenating plasma that helps stimulate collagen production to fight signs of aging can also trigger natural hair growth in areas that are thinning. By increasing the supply of blood to hair follicles, PRP treatments help boost the thickness and health of hair shafts. That means easy-to-maintain and natural locks with no need for surgeries, transplants, or other painful procedures.
PRP injections are also a safe and effective alternative to fillers for dark under-eye circles and bags. Because the platelets and growth factors in the treatment encourage collagen and blood vessel production, this treatment produces a healthier, more supple skin structure in the stubborn under-eye area. Say goodbye to tired-looking eyes with this refreshing, brightening treatment!
Who is a Good Candidate for PRP Treatments?
Otherwise healthy adults who have visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone are great candidates for this procedure.
If you are breastfeeding, pregnant, have certain bleeding or blood disorders, or are taking NSAIDs or corticosteroid injections, these procedures may not be the best choice for you. The nicotine present in cigarettes can also lower your platelet count and increase your blood pressure. For this and many other health reasons, we advise all patients to quit smoking.
Because PRP treatments involve drawing blood, make sure you choose a trained and certified professional. While you may be tempted to consider a medspa or salon to provide PRP treatments, it’s best to trust the board-certified dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio!
Get Your Confidence Back with PRP Treatments
Others take notice of your radiance—regain your confidence and share it with the help of PRP treatments! If you would like to find out more about PRP treatment or you are ready to experience the benefits of it yourself, get in touch with Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio for a consultation today. We will be more than happy to answer your queries and discuss your aesthetic goals with you.
Cosmetic PRP Treatments in Mansfield and North Central Ohio
The board-certified dermatologists at Advanced Dermatology of North Central Ohio are proud to offer the latest cosmetic dermatology treatments. If you’re seeking a safe and effective skin rejuvenation treatment, our providers are here to help you find the perfect solution for your goals. Get in touch today by calling (419) 756-1600 or send us a message online.