Did you know your own blood could help improve the beauty of your skin? Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is derived from your blood and contains growth factors that can help rejuvenate the skin for a more youthful appearance. This non-surgical treatment has been called a vampire facelift and is a way to use your own blood to heal and rejuvenate the skin. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, in NYC offers platelet-rich plasma injections at his offices to help his patients maintain a more youthful appearance.
How Do PRP Facial Injections Work?
What is wonderful about PRP injections is that they are derived from your own blood. This eliminates risks of allergic or poor reactions that can occur with almost any foreign substance. To create PRP, a small amount of blood is taken from you and sent through a centrifuge. This “spins” out the platelets, separating them from the rest of the blood. This creates the PRP serum, which is sterilized and reinjected into the skin in targeted areas.
PRP works by adding several different growth and healing factors to the skin. PRP treatments have been used for decades in wound healing, and the same principles work on your skin. The healing properties help increase collagen production and restore more youthful skin cells. This treatment is often combined with micro needling, which is also a collagen induction therapy. The tiny punctures created with micro needling help deliver the PRP deeper in the skin. The two treatments together can work synergistically to rejuvenate the skin, tightening, reducing wrinkles and healing skin blemishes.
If you are interested in achieving more youthful skin without surgery or invasive treatments, PRP injections may be right for you. Contact our office in NYC or Staten Island to schedule a consultation to learn more about PRP facial injections and all our skin rejuvenation treatments.