Do you notice sign of natural aging, such as lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin? At Natural Foundations, Dr. Lonna Larsh and her professional team offer PRP Skin Therapy to improve the appearance of their patients in Santa Cruz, Capitola, and surrounding areas. Natural Foundations Medical Group is one of the expert providers to offer this innovative anti-aging procedure to residents on California’s Central Coast.
What is PRP Skin Therapy?
PRP cell plasma therapy was already used in the 1990s to speed up healing after orthopedic and cosmetic surgery. Today, cell therapy with the PRP method (platelet-rich plasma) is the latest trend in skin rejuvenation and aesthetic medicine. The PRP skin therapy can naturally combat skin aging, particularly on the face and hands. In contrast to anti-aging treatments such as hyaluronic acid or Botox PRP treatment involves blood from a patient’s own body, so the treatment is 100% biological and natural.
The high concentration of growth factors in combination with using the micro-pen leads to excellent results: revitalization and renewal of the skin cells, increased blood flow resulting in wrinkle smoothing and improved skin texture from the inside. The results of PRP skin therapy last for at least 2 years, in contrast to 6 months for Botox or hyaluronic acid treatment.
The benefits of PRP skin therapy at a glance:
- gentle, non-invasive procedure
- short treatment time
- no downtime
- natural result due to growth factors from own blood
- no allergy or infection risk
- visible results after a few applications
- long-lasting effect
How Does PRP Skin Therapy Work?
Combining micro-needling with PRP for skin rejuvenation will significantly increase the repair mechanism, enhancing your micro-pen result. Your physician will do a 10 ml blood draw and then place the blood in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the plasma. After this, your platelet-rich plasma is applied to the area, and the micro-pen glides over the skin to penetrate and perforate the skin.
The platelets are responsible for clotting and healing, and stimulate the skin to produce new collagen and elastin fibers. The will lead to volume increase, as well as vibrant, luminous, younger-looking skin after completion of a 1-3 treatment series, about 12 weeks apart.
What Happens After the Treatment?
After the PRP skin therapy, patients can follow their regular habits, without any impairment.
The repair process begins directly after the treatment, and can take from weeks to months to show full effect, depending on the patient’s individual situation. Since healing after PRP treatment is a continuous process over time, the appearance of lines and wrinkles will improve with time. The most appreciated benefits are results that usually last much longer than other skin rejuvenating procedures.
Is PRP Skin Therapy Right for Me?
Generally, this treatment is suitable for anyone who wishes to fight the signs of aging naturally, by using their body’s own healing power. To achieve best results, you need an experienced physician to perform PRP skillfully and effectively. Dr. Larsh at Natural Foundations is your perfect choice for all PRP treatments. She will determine if you are a good candidate for this innovative, minimally invasive therapy.
For best clinical results, we at Natural Foundations medical spa customize the procedure to your individual requirements. We will make a proper diagnosis and set up a treatment plan for you. During a thorough consultation, patients will get to know all the details prior to the procedure. We ensure that at our medical office you receive the most comprehensive information, attention, and care when undergoing PRP skin therapy.