Is PRP Right for Me?

As you age, your skin loses collagen and elastin, leading to wrinkles, sagging skin, and a generally dull or uneven skin tone. If you want to restore your smooth, youthful skin, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments could be the answer. 

PRP is a type of regenerative medicine. That means it stimulates your body’s natural ability to create new cells and heal itself. Here at New Image Medical Spa in Fremont, California, Surinder Sandhu, MD, offers PRP therapy to help your skin restore itself and refresh your appearance. 

How PRP therapy works

Platelets are one of the solid components of your blood. They contain the growth factors your body uses to heal itself. For example, if you wound your skin, your body sends platelets to the injury to help stop any bleeding and repair the damage. 

PRP therapy harnesses this natural process, directing those growth factors to your skin to address the effects of years of wear-and-tear.

Dr. Sandhu makes the PRP serum with a sample of your own blood. After separating the various components of your blood in a centrifuge, she combines the plasma with platelets, creating a concentrated PRP serum. 

Then, using just a small needle, she carefully injects the PRP serum into the targeted areas of the skin. Once injected, the PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production, revitalizing your skin.

PRP therapy benefits

PRP therapy offers many potential benefits. In addition to minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, it can also stimulate hair growth. Many of our patients opt for PRP therapy because it can add volume and restore skin elasticity without surgery or synthetic chemicals. 

Some of the potential benefits of PRP therapy include:

Everyone responds to PRP differently. It can provide impressive results for your face, décolleté, and chest. The treatment can also increase blood flow to your skin, helping to restore your youthful glow. 

What to expect during PRP therapy

If you’re interested in PRP, schedule a personalized consultation. Dr. Sandhu examines your skin and asks about your concerns to develop her understanding of your needs before recommending a treatment plan that’s right for you. She may recommend PRP therapy to address:

Before performing the PRP injections, Dr. Sandhu can provide a topical numbing treatment to keep you comfortable. 

Your body needs time to create new cells and repair your skin from within, so results aren’t instant. Depending on how your body responds to PRP treatment, you may begin noticing younger-looking skin in as little as a week. 

In general, your skin should begin to grow new cells immediately after treatment. The treatment also triggers a natural exfoliation, which occurs around three days after your session, revealing a fresh, glowing complexion. 

Though you might notice a significant change after just one treatment, we typically recommend a series of PRP therapy sessions for optimal results. 

If you’re interested in PRP therapy or other aesthetic treatments to enhance your appearance, call New Image Medical Spa, or schedule a consultation online today

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