Life can take a toll on your skin. Whether age has made your skin thin and saggy, or you wear lots of makeup to hide hyperpigmentation, you don’t have to be embarrassed about your skin any longer. At his practice in Santa Monica, California, Lawrence Matt, MD, regularly treats many common skin concerns with revolutionary platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy. Find out more about the benefits of PRP and book your consultation online or by phone today.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a solution derived from your own blood. Platelets are cells in your blood that contain high numbers of growth factors. These growth factors attract stem cells and stimulate cell regeneration in the body, which promotes healing.
PRP therapy involves developing your unique PRP solution and injecting it back into your body, and the whole procedure is done right in the office. PRP has long been used in orthopedic medicine as a method for promoting tissue growth to help athletes recover from injuries. More recently, PRP therapy has been used in dermatology to treat a variety of skin concerns.
PRP therapy taps into your body’s ability to heal and regenerate its own tissues. Over time, cells get damaged and skin begins to appear uneven and wrinkled. When used in dermatology, PRP therapy can improve skin tone and texture. It can be used for:
PRP for skin issues works because it stimulates cell regeneration, building more collagen and elastin in your skin. Collagen and elastin help make skin stronger and more elastic so it looks tighter and smoother.
When you come to Dr. Matt for PRP therapy, he begins by taking a sample of your blood. He processes it in a centrifuge, which spins to separate out the platelets and plasma.
After applying a topical numbing cream to keep you comfortable, he injects the PRP solution into your skin, targeting skin imperfections like wrinkles and uneven skin tone. Treatment times can vary, depending on your treatment area.
With PRP therapy, the risk of side effects is extremely low. PRP is made from your own blood, so there’s no chance that your body will reject it or have an adverse reaction to the solution.
Most patients see optimal results in about three months after new cells have grown in the treatment area. Results can last up to a year, and follow-up treatments are often recommended to help you maintain your results.
Whether you’re bothered by lines and wrinkles, scars, or other skin imperfections, PRP therapy could give you skin you love. Schedule your first appointment by phone or online to get started today.