How Does PRP Improve Injectables?
PRP is made up of platelets, growth factors, and cytokines that work to stimulate healthy regeneration and healing of your tissues. PRP’s growth factors promote the development of collagen and remodel soft tissues, two necessities for fuller, more youthful facial contours. Collagen production slows as we age, so any way to reverse that process will work to keep signs of aging, such as deep lines and wrinkles or volume loss, at bay. PRP is extracted from your own blood supply, so it’s an organic component of the treatment that significantly reduces the chance of infection and rejection.
Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA) molecules, a natural sugar produced by your body to nourish your cells and hydrate your skin. These precisely engineered gels fill in lines and wrinkles, restore lost volume to cheeks, and plump lips that have thinned. The addition of PRP boosts those results by kickstarting your body’s natural regenerative processes. PRP also does something dermal fillers do not—healing skin issues such as acne, uneven texture, and mottled skin tone. Alone, PRP or dermal fillers are effective in their resulting outcomes for patients. Together, they are a powerhouse team in the fight against aging.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Each patient is unique, and the number of treatments is determined by how well your body responds to your PRP’s stimulation. Dermal fillers, without PRP, can last between 1-2 years depending on which product you choose. Some patients may only need a single treatment with the inclusion of PRP, while others may require 2-3 treatments over the course of 3 months for optimal results.