You love to smile, but lately, when you catch a glimpse in the mirror you see fine, crinkly lines on your cheeks and around your eyes. What happened to that snap in your skin? No amount of moisturizer, creams, serums or even injectable fillers and Botox seem to help, and the luminous glow that you used to have… looks a bit dull. No one says anything, but it bothers you, and makes you feel old.
Your skin is your largest organ, and one of the most fascinating. It can heal itself, regenerate cells, and repair damage. Unfortunately, the aging effects of time, sun exposure and stress can significantly reduce the number of growth factors, and make you look older. Growth factors are behind your skin’s incredible ability to heal itself, and play a large role in collagen production. Collagen is the protein directly responsible for creating that gorgeous and youthful skin you want.
By taking just a bit of your blood, separating out your platelets and their potent, highly concentrated growth factors, we can re-inject this rich “liquid gold” exactly where you need it, giving you long lasting, luminous, smoother and more supple skin.
PLATELET RICH PLASMA uses a patient’s own blood platelets to stimulate increased collagen and elastin in the skin giving you a rejuvenated appearance with significantly improved skin elasticity. During treatment, a small amount of blood is collected and separated into a concentration of platelets and fibrin or PRFM (Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix). The PRFM is then injected back into the skin to improve texture, elasticity and rejuvenate the skin. Because we use a patient’s own platelets instead of artificial materials, there is virtually no risk of allergic reaction. This natural procedure is performed by Dr. Tanne in her office and takes only about 20 minutes, rejuvenating without swelling, bruising or lumping. Increased skin volume and amazing rejuvenation occurs over a few weeks as new collagen and blood vessels develop – while your own tissues virtually reverse the signs of aging naturally.
After determining that platelet rich plasma is right for you, a small amount of your blood will be drawn, similar to having basic blood tests at your doctor’s office. This will then used to prepare the PRP in a 6 minute process. During that time, the areas of the face to be treated will be cleansed and numbed with a small injection. Once this is done, the PRP is injected into the skin to be treated. The entire process typically takes no more than 15-20 minutes.
PRP can be used in areas of the face and body to stimulate cell proliferation, increasing volume and skin rejuvenation. By injecting PRP into your skin, Dr. Tanne can improve wrinkles, folds and scars (including acne scars) on your face in a natural way, without surgery or lasers. Patients have seen long lasting results with visible effects noted as early as 3 weeks after injection.