4 Ways PRP Therapy Can Boost Your Skin's Appearance

Nov 02, 2023
 4 Ways PRP Therapy Can Boost Your Skin's Appearance
Did you know the secret to looking younger is coursing through your veins? We’ve got all the details on how a simple sample of your blood can radically improve the look and feel of your skin. Keep reading to learn more.

You’ve likely heard of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy before — elite athletes like Tiger Woods often turn to this revolutionary treatment for faster injury recovery. 

But PRP isn’t a one-trick pony. 

Dr. Kathleen J. Smith and our team at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta offer PRP therapy as a way for our patients to recover from their skin problems, cosmetic concerns, and aesthetic woes. 

Here’s how PRP addresses cosmetic concerns and four of the many ways we use PRP therapy to boost your skin’s appearance. 

PRP 101

PRP therapy is a one-of-a-kind treatment that harnesses the power of your own blood — for that reason, you may have heard some call it a “vampire facial.”

We simply take a sample of your blood and use a machine called a centrifuge to separate the components of your blood (the platelets) that contain high concentrations of growth factors. 

Platelets help your blood clot and contribute to cellular repair. The platelet-rich plasma also stimulates various growth factors, fibroblasts, and other important cells at the injection area, resulting in the turnover of old skin cells to new skin cells.

We inject PRP into your skin and sit back as it gradually restores your skin’s youthful glow. Here are a few things you can expect. 

1. Plumped-up, smoothed-out features

You can blame your sagging, wrinkled skin on one thing: structural damage. When you’re younger, you have an abundance of collagen and elastin, and these proteins work hard to keep your skin firm, flexible, and supple. 

As time passes, the sun’s harmful rays wreak havoc, and countless other aggressors attack your skin; you lose those underlying structures and start looking older (much older). 

PRP therapy comes in and reboots your body’s natural ability to produce collagen and elastin, which gives your skin a lift from the inside out and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. 

2. Fewer scars

Around 80% of folks between ages 11 and 30 have acne, and one out of five of them wind up with scarring. If you’re ready to leave puberty in the past where it belongs, turn to PRP therapy. The powerful growth factors in PRP can reduce the appearance of pitted scars by ramping up collagen production. 

3. More even skin tone

Dealing with dullness? Hate your hyperpigmentation? Raging about rough skin? PRP therapy may be right for you. Your skin goes through a lot throughout the years, so a dose (or two or three) of PRP can restore it to its former healthy glory. 

4. Smaller pores

Large pores develop when they’re forced open by gunk (bacteria, oil, dead skin, and the like). And if your skin isn’t as young as it used to be, it’s harder for your pores to snap back to their original size once the debris clears. 

PRP therapy refortifies your skin so it can bounce back after battles with buildup. 

Ready to see if you’re a candidate for PRP? We’d love to talk with you. To schedule a consultation at our Decatur, Georgia, office, call our friendly staff or use our online booking tool today.