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Platelet-Rich Plasma: Fight Aging with Your Body’s Natural Healing Processes

Published on February 14, 2019 by

We all want to fight back against those visible signs of aging, tiny lines, and wrinkles that make us look older than we feel. There are a lot of options for anti-aging treatments out there, and many of them are effective. Today, we’ll talk about platelet-rich plasma, which uses your own blood to fight those signs of aging.

What it does. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) stimulates collagen production, which tightens and strengthens your skin. You’ll see improved texture and tone that leaves your face looking smoother and young. PRP can also be used to treat hair loss, as it stimulates follicles to encourage growth.

How it works. PRP causes a mild inflammation that works to stimulate the natural healing process. The platelets secrete growth factors and enzymes that encourage stem cells to heal damage. This produces the new collagen to heal the area.

The process. The best thing about PRP is it uses your own blood and your own natural healing process. The medical technician extracts a small amount of blood from your vein and processes it with a centrifuge, separating PRP from the rest of the blood product. That PRP is then injected strategically into the areas to be treated.

The advantages. Using your own blood means that you’ll have no allergic reaction to the process. There are no chemicals or artificial ingredients, just your body’s own natural healing. There’s little downtime, and any temporary redness or bruising that results can be covered with cosmetics. The procedure is extremely safe, and your treatment appointment will take about an hour. Numbing cream is used during the procedure to prevent any discomfort.

Getting started. A consultation is the first step. The medical staff will assess your needs and advise you about pre-treatment preparation, which includes stopping any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in advance since these will prevent the mild inflammation needed to stimulate the healing process.

To see if PRP is right for you, make an appointment for a consultation today at Weston HCG Center. Our professional medical staff will assess your needs and determine the best anti-aging treatment for firm, younger-looking skin. You can find us at 1654 Tower Center Circle in Weston, Florida, call 954.888.9889, or book your appointment online. We achieve surgical transformation without the surgery!

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