Is PRP for Me?

If you’re looking for a natural way to add vibrancy to your complexion, consider platelet-rich plasma, or PRP. While PRP therapy is relatively new in the aesthetics world, it’s been used for several decades in medicine and for good reason. The minimally invasive treatment prompts your body’s natural healing responses, bringing about a range of benefits.

Dr. Javier Sosa and our expert team at Woodlands Primary Healthcare provide a variety of minimally invasive aesthetic treatments, including PRP therapy, to help you feel more confident and comfortable with your appearance. 

Read on to learn more about this injectable cosmetic option and whether it’s a wise option for you.

How PRP therapy works

During PRP therapy, a small amount of blood is drawn from your arm. Our team will take this blood and place it in a special machine that separates the platelets. Then we’ll re-insert the platelet-rich blood into targeted areas of your skin based on your aesthetic goals and your skin’s overall condition. 

The process usually takes about 45-60 minutes, and you can likely get straight back to your usual daily activities afterward. 

Skin benefits of PRP therapy

While research is fairly limited, some people are finding that PRP therapy greatly enhances the look and feel of their skin. The idea behind PRP for skin care stems from its ability to prompt your body’s healing responses, such as stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. That keeps your skin looking youthful. 

So far, reported benefits of PRP for skin include:

  • Improved skin tone
  • Plumper, more voluminous skin
  • Reduced acne scars
  • Reduced fine lines, deep creases, and wrinkles
  • Tighter skin and less skin sagging

And your face isn’t the only potential treatment area for PRP. You can also receive PRP injections for issues such as wrinkles, fine lines, and scarring on your hands and neck.

Good candidates for cosmetic PRP therapy

Because PRP therapy uses your own blood and tiny needles, most anyone who desires it can likely opt for this treatment. As long as it’s provided by a qualified professional like our team at Woodlands Primary Healthcare, PRP therapy is considered very safe. 

You may be a good candidate for a PRP facial if you’re troubled by an uneven skin tone, acne scars, fine lines, or other signs of aging. The treatment may also be ideal for you if you’d like to enhance your skin but you’re not a good candidate for or interested in cosmetic surgery.

To learn more about PRP therapy, find out if you’re a good candidate, or get started with the aesthetic treatment you desire, call Woodlands Primary Healthcare, located in The Woodlands, Texas, or request an appointment with Dr. Sosa on our website. 

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