With age, you likely have noticed changes in your skin. Many of the visible signs of aging occur on your face and the back of your hands. When you have wrinkles, facial lines, or other areas where a lack of collagen and skin laxity shows your age, you may be looking for a cosmetic procedure that can help without surgical intervention.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in Tacoma may be the answer to improving collagen production, skin tone, and skin texture. Our Med Spa can help you explore this option and others. Reach out now to learn more.
Blood plasma contains several factors that contribute to overall health. These include red blood cells that carry oxygen throughout your body, white blood cells that support your immune system, and platelets that support growth and healing. Platelet-rich plasma injections harness the power of these growth and healing processes to achieve an aesthetic outcome without using foreign cells or invasive procedures.
Platelet-rich plasma injections harness the natural growth factors found in platelets and, when used in cosmetic procedures in Tacoma, Federal Way, and Puyallup, can yield significant results. During the procedure, our team removes a small quantity of blood from your body and processes it through a centrifuge that separates the blood components.
The platelets are separated into blood plasma and then used in the procedure. Injecting your enriched cells back into your body greatly reduces the risk of side effects or allergic reactions.
Men and women from Tacoma, Federal Way, and Puyallup who are excellent candidates for platelet-rich plasma injections may be combating hair loss, have impaired collagen production, or are experiencing dark under-eye discolorations.
Platelet-rich plasma injections can also help combat scar tissue, sun damage, fine lines, and wrinkles by promoting collagen proliferation and increasing elastin. The result is tighter and smoother skin.
You can choose a platelet-rich plasma injection procedure alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures. For example, to achieve your aesthetic goals, our specialists may use a hyaluronic filler or wrinkle-relaxing injection like Botox.
The goal of platelet-rich plasma treatment is to rejuvenate skin, stimulate new hair growth, and regenerate tissue. Our Tacoma team can provide specific recommendations for your procedure so you enjoy the maximum results from the platelet-rich injections.
Platelet-rich plasma can also be applied topically and used during the microneedling procedure, which helps move the platelet-rich plasma deeper into the skin, or it can be directly injected by one of our skilled providers. Depending on whether the procedure is done on its own or alongside another cosmetic procedure, the recovery time is typically minimal, and the side effects are generally mild, including a couple of days of swelling, bruising, and some redness.
Platelet-rich plasma injections have been used for years in sports medicine and orthopedics to speed healing. You can take several steps before and after the treatment to help maximize your benefits and minimize the side effects.
Ensure you are well hydrated on the day of the procedure and the week following. Typically, you should avoid any temperature changes, either hot or cold, in the hours after the injection, as this can inhibit the desired response. This includes taking a shower, going swimming, or using a sauna. Wait at least six hours until you apply any creams, lotions, or makeup.
It is crucial to avoid direct sun exposure for at least three days and avoid any alcohol or nicotine products for at least three days before and after the treatment. Both alcohol and nicotine impair platelet activation and can significantly diminish the results you experience from your procedure. It is also crucial to avoid any type of anti-inflammatory medication in the days following the injection. Anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen or aspirin, can inhibit the results.
Call today to schedule your consultation with our skilled and compassionate team, who can answer your questions and recommend the procedures that will best meet your aesthetic goals. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections in Tacoma can help rejuvenate your skin. We can help you understand the many benefits of this treatment.