Aging skin results from the gradual decline in production of healthy, new skin cells, and collagen and elastin degeneration; and from the cumulative damage caused by sun exposure, smoking and other negative exposures. This causes the skin to wrinkle and lose resilience resulting in sagging skin.

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments at Powell Cosmetic Surgery in Cardiff, San Diego can rejuvenate the skin of the face, neck, and chest. PRP is a natural way to fight the effects of aging. Some have called PRP the ultimate secret elixir for youthful skin, and to trigger hair growth. The growth factors in PRP stimulate stem cells to create new collagen and elastin, healthy new skin cells, and blood vessels that restore skin elasticity, volume and firmness. Improved circulation delivers a healthy, radiant glow. This beauty treatment is a true anti-aging solution.

What is platelet rich plasma (PRP)?

Our blood contains platelets and specific growth factors that are designed to heal injuries. A small amount of blood is taken from your arm. The blood is spun to separate the platelet rich plasma from the rest of the blood components.

By extracting, concentrating and applying platelet rich plasma to the face, neck and chest, we can facilitate and accelerate tissue regeneration and healing, and restore natural beauty. One recent study author said that youth is in your blood and it has magical powers from the platelet factors to rejuvenate the skin.

PRP therapy has been used for decades as a natural approach to promote healing in oral surgery, neurosurgery, sports medicine and orthopedics. More recently, PRP’s growth factors have been found beneficial for facial rejuvenation, because it enhances the body’s inherent capacity to repair and regenerate.

How does PRP work?

Research confirms the beneficial effects of PRP that concentrates platelets, and 20 growth factors, and proteins. PRP therapy promotes the production of collagen, and induces the growth of new blood vessels to improve circulation and elasticity. The effect is a restored volume, a healthy glow, and firmer and healthier skin.

It is the perfect choice to revive the aging face and restore vibrant skin. PRP therapy can address dark circles, wrinkles and collagen production.

How is PRP used?

Microneedling and Facial Rejuvenation

PRP may be used alone for facial rejuvenation, or in combination fillers, or with microneedling or laser resurfacing treatments that prepare the skin to allow delivery of the growth factors and platelets into the treated area to enhance the effects of those treatments.

Wound healing and tissue regeneration

PRP therapy may be used as an adjunct in recovery from cosmetic surgery and other aesthetic procedures to promote wound healing and tissue regeneration, and skin rejuvenation effects. For complete anti-aging, it is used with micronized fat therapy with its high amount of stem cells.

Hair restoration

PRP is also an effective solution to slow and reduce hair loss in men and women. Did you know Dr. Carl Powell has an separate practice specifically focused on hair restoration in San Diego called Powell Medical Hair Restoration? Learn more by visiting our hair loss website.

PRP therapy is ideal for patients seeking a natural approach to improved skin tone and texture, firmness and smoothness. To achieve optimal results, Dr. Powell may recommend a series of treatments.

There is no downtime. You should see results within a few weeks but it can take up to three months to see final results. The results last 18 months to two years. But because we can’t stop aging, maintenance treatments will be necessary to preserve benefits as the effects begin to fade.

Who is a good candidate for PRP?

Anyone in good health who desires to treat the signs of aging. But those who have rosacea or poor wound healing are not the best candidates.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Carl Powell to learn how PRP therapy can help you achieve your beauty goals. PRP is a natural, safe and effective skin rejuvenation procedure available at Powell Cosmetic Surgery in San Diego.