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By For a New You
December 22, 2016
Category: Procedures

Find out why platelet rich plasma is so important for healing damaged tissue and improving your appearance.

As we get older we lose collagen, which affects the elasticity of our skin. Skin that was once firm and taut is now loose and saggy. You prpmay start to notice fine lines around your mouth or eyes. Dark circles or under eye puffiness may be a common occurrence. If this sounds like the skin issues you are currently dealing with, then Dr. Barbara Preussner in Holliston, MA has the answers through the science of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).

What is PRP?

Our bodies naturally create PRP. When blood is drawn and spun in a centrifuge it is able to separate the different components that make up your blood. So you’ll find that red and white blood cells are completely separated from platelets and plasma. Once blood goes through centrifuge the plasma has more platelets than it normally would. This is PRP.

How can it improve my skin?

If you remember back to your high school biology class when the teacher was talking about platelets then you may remember that these cells found in the blood actually help tissue heal and grow new cells. When PRP is injected into the skin it helps to stimulate and reformulate collagen in your skin to repair damaged tissue and produce results that smooth away wrinkles and lines and create an even and more younger-looking tone.

What should I expect when I get Platelet Rich Plasma treatment in Holliston?

Just as we mentioned above, in order to collect PRP we will have to take a small blood sample. While the blood sample is prepared we will prep your skin for treatment. The actual   injections only take a few minutes and only cause mild discomfort while being administered. There is also no recovery time after your treatment.

You may notice minor swelling, redness or bruising near the injection sites that will heal within a couple days. And since PRP is collected from your own blood you won’t have to worry about any side effects.

When will I see results?

You will start to see the effects of PRP within three to four weeks after your first treatment. You will also see that your results will continue to improve with time. Sometimes multiple sessions are encouraged to achieve the best results. We will be able to sit down and determine how many treatment sessions you will need based on your treatment goals.

There are so many ways that For a New You in Holliston, MA can revive your skin and breathe new life back into it. If you want to find out if PRP treatment is right for you then schedule a visit to our office today!