Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is basically plasma that is removed from your own blood and spun down to increase the concentration of platelets. It has been used to treat a number of conditions over the years, including hair loss. However, facials utilizing PRP are recently becoming quite common. The following are some of the ways a PRP facial treatment can enhance your complexion.
1. PRP firms the skin.
Collagen is a protein that gives your skin a smooth, elastic texture. As you age, changes in hormone levels can cause your collagen levels to drop, resulting in looser, saggier skin. PRP treatments can enhance your skin's own collagen production, leading to a firmer, more taut look. Since the plasma used is from your own body, this is a safer and more natural approach than having collagen simply injected into your skin.
2. PRP helps erase wrinkles and fine lines.
Are you tired of applying wrinkle serums and filler creams without noticing a marked improvement in your wrinkles? Many of these topical products are minimally effective because they only seek to temporarily reduce the appearance of wrinkles, rather than addressing the underlying cause. PRP works differently. As mentioned above, it stimulates the production of collagen, which helps fill in those fine lines and make your wrinkles less deep. The effects will continue to build for a few weeks after your treatment as your skin keeps making more collagen.
3. PRP helps treat acne.
Whether you get a blemish here and there or suffer from daily breakouts, PRP can help. The nourishing factors in the plasma can help fight off the bacteria that cause acne. They can also help close your pores a bit so that dirt and dead skin cells don't work their way inside and cause pimples to form. If you're fed up with other acne treatments that dry out your skin but don't stop blemishes from forming, PRP is a good alternative.
4. PRP improves moisture retention.
Another way the increased collagen production associated with PRP benefits you is through better moisture retention. Your skin will hold onto its moisture longer, so you don't have to apply as many creams and lotions. In the winter, PRP can help keep your skin from getting dried out and chapped in the chilly, dry air.
PRP treatments are a great option for enhancing your complexion. Talk to a practitioner in your area to learn more.