Improve the Texture of Your Skin with PRP Therapy
With age, sun exposure, lifestyle choices, and even the foods we eat, the texture of our skin can change dramatically over time. For patients hoping to regain a smoother, more even skin texture, PRP therapy is a popular option. It can also be used to stimulate natural hair growth in patients with thinning hair or hair loss. At OneSkin Integrative Dermatology, Chambersburg, PA dermatologist Dr. Rachel Day offers PRP therapy for both hair and skin rejuvenation, allowing patients to take charge of the aging process and feel confident and empowered in their skin care routine. In this blog, you’ll find more information about PRP for skin rejuvenation specifically, including how PRP therapy can enhance the texture of your skin.
What is PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is an aesthetic skin rejuvenation treatment that works by drawing a small tube of blood from the patient’s arm using a standard blood draw technique. The blood is then spun in our on-site centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. When the plasma is injected into the patient's face or beneath the skin in other areas, the nutrient-dense proteins and other properties work to stimulate the production of collagen, regenerate new, healthy skin cells, and help reverse damage and signs of aging. Another approach to PRP skin rejuvenation is to combine PRP therapy — as a topical serum —with microneedling.
How does PRP therapy improve skin texture?
As a collagen induction and cell regeneration tool, PRP therapy can address many concerns regarding your skin's texture and make a wide range of enhancements, including:
- Improve mild skin laxity
- Smooth out fine lines and wrinkles
- Brighten dull skin
- Minimize the appearance of acne scars
- Even out rough, patchy, or scaly skin blotches
In addition to addressing skin texture concerns, PRP therapy can also be used to improve or correct certain types of hyperpigmentation, like sun damage, dark spots, or melasma.
What to expect after a PRP therapy session
Almost immediately after your Chambersburg, PA PRP therapy session, you may experience some redness, swelling, or bruising in the treatment areas. These mild PRP side effects typically last just 1 – 2 days, with most patients feeling comfortable enough to return to their normal activities right after their appointment. It may be necessary to wait until the next day to reapply makeup, however, in order to avoid irritation or infection.
Am I a candidate for PRP therapy?
Generally speaking, PRP therapy is considered a safe and effective treatment for patients of almost all skin tones and types. Additionally, most patients tolerate PRP therapy well without significant discomfort or lasting side effects. Patients with certain medical conditions, those who are taking certain medications, or women who are pregnant may not be eligible candidates for PRP skin rejuvenation. The best way to know whether PRP therapy is appropriate for you is to schedule a consultation and skin evaluation with Dr. Day. In many cases, patients can be seen virtually for these appointments, which is part of our commitment to an integrative, convenient approach to complete patient care.
Refresh your skin from within with PRP therapy in Chambersburg, PA
If you are unhappy with the texture of your skin, dark spots on your complexion, or even a widening part, you may benefit from the regenerative capabilities of PRP hair and skin rejuvenation. Take an empowered, proactive role in your own aging process today by calling OneSkin Integrative Dermatology in Chambersburg, PA to schedule your private consultation for PRP therapy with Dr. Rachel Day.