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150 Old Laramie Trl East 210
LafayetteCO 80026
 (720) 772-1503

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How Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Can Improve Your Skin Now!

How Platelet Rich Plasma Injections Can Improve Your Skin Now!
Many cosmetic procedures use synthetic materials to reduce the appearance of aging. However, if you are seeking a natural treatment, you may want to consider platelet rich plasma injections. This type of injection therapy uses what your body makes naturally to improve your appearance. 

What is PRP?

Platelet rich plasma, or PRP,  is a natural product that is made from the blood in your body. The blood is obtained by first withdrawing a small amount from your body. Next, it is placed in a centrifuge, a device that uses spinning to separate the white and red blood cells from the plasma and platelets. The resulting plasma and platelet mixture, which resembles a clear liquid, is the platelet rich plasma.

Getting the Injections

At the beginning of the procedure, a special numbing cream will be applied to the area of skin to be treated. A few vials of blood will be taken and processed to isolate the platelet rich plasma. The plasma will then be injected into the target area. The entire process takes no more than one hour.

Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma Injections

  • Because the plasma is taken from your body, there is zero risk of infection from the injections.
  • The procedure is quick and non-invasive.
  • The results of the injections are long-lasting.

A popular use of platelet rich plasma injections is using them with hyaluronic acid fillers. Juvéderm® and Restylane® are dermal fillers that are used to reduce the appearance of lines and folds in the skin by adding volume to the treated areas.

How is it Used?

There are multiple ways you can use platelet rich plasma injections:

  • Enhance the Effects of Fillers. A popular use of platelet rich plasma injections is using them with hyaluronic acid fillers. Juvéderm® and Restylane® are dermal fillers that are used to reduce the appearance of lines and folds in the skin by adding volume to the treated areas. When platelet rich plasma injection therapy is used in conjunction with the fillers, your skin will see an overall improvement.
  • Hair Regrowth. Platelet rich plasma injections are a non-surgical option to restore your hair. It does so by placing inactive or newly implanted hair follicles into their active growth phases. The platelets in the injections can prevent bleeding and are used to induce the healing and regeneration of tissues, which are factors in slowing down hair loss and making hair grow.
  • Improve Overall Facial Appearance. You can rejuvenate the appearance of your face by getting injections in areas that hyaluronic acid fillers are not effective. The injections can be used to stimulate the generation of new collagen to reduce the appearance of under eye hollows, fill in cheek indentations and enhance the quality of the texture, fullness, and tightness of the skin.

At Face and Body by Iannotti, we have a wide range of services that can help you restore the youthful appearance of your skin. Contact us today for a consultation to have your skin issues evaluated and learn about which of our treatments, such as platelet rich plasma injections, may be appropriate for you.