Can PRP Therapy Reduce My Wrinkles?

Can PRP Therapy Reduce My Wrinkles?

Aging slows the production of proteins that keep your skin smooth and supple. Luckily, there are ways to kickstart the process, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP). Using your own blood, our team can create a healing serum that tightens and refreshes skin, especially when used in tandem with other treatments like microneedling. 

At New Image Medical Spa in Fremont, California, Dr. Surinder Sandhu uses PRP treatment as a standalone option or complementary to other treatments like microneedling or dermal fillers to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Rejuvenating aging skin 

Sun damage and time are the two greatest threats to your complexion, along with lifestyle choices like smoking or drinking. All of these factors affect how your body produces collagen and elastin, which give your skin volume and elasticity. 

When you’re young, there are plenty of these proteins to go around, and your body constantly replaces them. However, as you age and your stockpile of collagen begins to dwindle, your skin will start wrinkling into familiar folds and creases. 

While your body is still producing proteins and replacing skin, it’s doing so at a slower and less effective rate. Microneedling and chemical peels can stimulate this process, while PRP therapy can speed up healing and boost your results. 

How PRP therapy works

Platelet-rich plasma is harvested from your blood using a centrifuge, which separates your blood into its core components: platelets, plasma, and blood cells. 

Your red and white blood cells carry oxygen and antibodies, while plasma serves as a liquid medium. However, platelets are what allow PRP therapy to work. Platelets respond to the site of injuries, where they coagulate into fibrin clots. These close wounds, stop bleeding, and form the scaffolding for new tissue. 

Through a process of isolation and suspension, Dr. Sandhu can create a concentrated serum that can be applied or injected wherever it’s needed. Because the solution is derived from your own blood, your body will readily accept the platelets and begin using them to repair target areas. 

What to expect 

At New Image Medical Spa, Dr. Sandhu and her team use PRP therapy alongside microneedling, a minimally invasive procedure that rolls tiny, fine needles over your skin. This creates micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s healing response. 

The addition of PRP therapy takes this treatment a step further, providing your body with additional platelets to boost healing. The platelets sink into the channels created by the needles, delivering them directly where they’re needed most.

When combined with microneedling, PRP therapy can address a wide range of skin problems, including: 

Want to refresh your complexion without needles or scalpels? Learn more about PRP therapy, microneedling, and other conservative skin treatments by scheduling a consultation at New Image Med Spa. To get in touch, call 510-269-2960, or request an appointment online

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