No matter what type of cosmetic procedure you’re considering, you want to get the best possible results. One way to ensure that is to combine your procedure with PRP treatment, because platelet-rich plasma speeds and enhances healing. While PRP can help boost the effects of a wide range of treatments, we especially recommend combining it with erbium light therapy, Vivace Radio Frequency microneedling, and dermal fillers.
What’s So Great about PRP?
First of all, everyone can benefit. Platelet-rich plasma is derived from a small sample of your own blood, so your skin type or tone makes no difference and there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection. Platelets are the component in blood responsible for delivering growth factors that spur wound healing and new cell growth. That makes PRP effective to improve not only facial skin but nearly everywhere else on your body.
At Image Surgical Arts, we often recommend PRP as a stand-alone treatment to stimulate overall improvement in skin tone and texture. We recommend it to address specific problems such as undereye bags, dark circles under the eyes, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, sexual enhancement (for men and women) and even hair loss. But we really love the way PRP works to enhance the effects of other treatments.
It doesn’t take long for us to transform your blood sample into concentrated PRP that’s ready to apply or inject. So adding PRP treatment to another procedure does not significantly affect the total time involved. And since PRP is entirely natural, there is no downtime associated with it. Just the opposite -- PRP’s job is to make your post-treatment recovery even faster and help produce even better long-term skin improvement.
How PRP Helps Boost Results
Both Erbium laser resurfacing and microneedling work on their own to stimulate skin rejuvenation, so adding PRP effectively doubles down on these benefits.
PRP for Erbium Laser Resurfacing
Unlike traditional light therapy EVO uses both laser and light technology to address pigmentation issues, spider veins, fine lines and deeper wrinkles, and generally resurface skin for a fresher, more youthful appearance. The treatment is highly effective and results are long-lasting, yet it’s more comfortable and requires less downtime than other types of laser treatment. Adding PRP can help further reduce recovery time and stimulate greater production of new collagen.
PRP for Vivace Radio Frequency Microneedling
Microneedling uses very tiny surgical needles to puncture the skin’s surface and/or upper layers. The body detects these microscopic wounds and sends increased blood flow (with platelets carrying their growth factors) to start the healing process. That produces new skin cells that are healthier, smoother, and more youthful.
Vivace RF is a more advanced approach to microneedling that incorporates radio frequency energy as well as red and blue light therapy to address various skin conditions in multiple ways. When we use Vivace microneedling, we can use all or just some of these options, precisely tailoring the treatment to each person’s specific needs. The treatment is more comfortable than traditional microneedling, and it goes faster.
For patients who want the added benefit of PRP, we apply the plasma topically. It penetrates the tiny channels in the skin created by the needles, getting right to the heart of the target area.
PRP for Dermal Fillers
Fillers are a temporary solution that re-plumps wrinkles, folds, and sunken areas such as cheeks, but most fillers don’t do anything to proactively encourage natural skin renewal. Adding PRP to your dermal filler regimen fills that gap, so you can get longer-lasting results naturally.
Bonus – PRP Enhances Surgical Results
PRP not only helps boost results with med spa treatments. It also helps to create optimal surgical results. For example, Dr. Harris often incorporates PRP to breast lifts because it’s so effective at healing incisions. He also leverages PRP with Brazilian Butt Lifts because it helps preserve more transferred fat so it can thrive in its new strategically placed area.
PRP is the ultimate in personalized skin rejuvenation treatment because it is entirely unique to you. There’s really no downside. If you’re interested to learn how combining one of the treatments we’ve mentioned here or something else with PRP, we encourage you to schedule a personal consultation by filling out a form on this page or by texting or calling us at 615-499-4224.