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Platelet Rich Plasma has been around for a long time and has many different applications in medicine ranging from orthopedic injuries, cardiac surgery and wound healing. PRP injections now offer a new approach to anti-aging and wellness. Platelets contain a multitude of growth factors and active proteins that play a significant role in tissue repair and regeneration. The process is done by obtaining a small sample of the patient’s blood and separating the platelets in a centrifuge. The resultant PRP is then injected under the skin in strategic areas of the face by the doctor. The PRP activates new skin cell growth and, over time, leads to a stronger collagen support structure by releasing a protein to prompt new cell growth and collagen production. This highly concentrated solution of growth factors and active proteins naturally stimulate your own skin to create new collagen, add healthy volume and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, all without artificial injections or toxins. The whole procedure takes a little under one hour, requires no anesthesia, has no downtime and is performed by Dr. Tachmes in the office. Most patients require one treatment, however many return in one to two months for a second treatment if necessary. This amazing, one-of-a-kind procedure is rejuvenating celebrities and athletes alike. Some of the famous include Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Troy Polamalu and Hines Ward of the Pittsburg Steelers. In fact, The Wall Street Journal recently published an interesting article on PRP.
PRP can be used to give a fuller appearance to fine lines and wrinkles, nasolabial folds, vertical lip lines, marionette lines and delicate areas around the eyes such as crow’s feet, that fillers cannot address. PRP injections are also effective in hand rejuvenation when combined with laser resurfacing of the skin. Because PRP is comprised of your own blood, it is a safe, natural and effective way to address the tolls of age and environmental factors that affect your youthful appearance.