As we age, our skin’s ability to produce collagen decreases, leading to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Today, there are various cosmetic treatments that can help erase signs of aging and skin damage. For patients who wish to revitalize the skin without any surgery, top-rated New York dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg suggests platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections. PRP injections are therapeutic plasma injections derived from the patient’s own blood. PRP injections are a ground-breaking regenerative treatment that is versatile and minimally invasive.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy can help:
Platelet-rich plasma therapy can complement other rejuvenating treatments and is often used in conjunction with other procedures. Because it is so well-tolerated, PRP is excellent for treating sensitive areas. This treatment is safe, effective, and does not require any downtime.
The procedure involves the introduction of platelet-rich plasma into depleted areas of the skin. The PRP contains a high concentration of growth factors, which encourage tissue regeneration and healing. The growth factors released from the PRP support and promote:
To obtain the platelet-rich plasma, blood must first be drawn. Dr. Goldenberg uses Eclipse PRP HC, a safe and effective system, to prepare therapeutic plasma. After the platelet-rich plasma has been prepared, Dr. Goldenberg will inject the PRP into the treatment area.
The procedure is painless with little to no recovery time is needed. Patients may experience some mild bruising and swelling at the injection site, but these temporary side effects will subside within a few days. Results will become visible about 3-4 weeks following injections; as the collagen-building process continues, the skin will improve.
Combining PRP with microneedling – known as “Vampire Facial” – is an ideal treatment for a patient looking to improve acne scarring, wrinkles and lines, skin complexion, melasma, and hyperpigmentation. PRP can be used along with microneedling and then injected into the problem areas. The treatment is virtually painless with little down time.
It is common for patients to combined PRP therapy with other cosmetic procedures such as dermal fillers, laser treatments or cosmetic surgery. The most popular combination is using PRP therapy with dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse. By combining PRP therapy with dermal fillers, Dr. Gary Goldenberg can increase the collagen production in the skin. Results of this combined treatment improves over time.
An effective treatment for both men and women, most patients can benefit from PRP injection therapy. Platelet-rich plasma is derived from a patient’s own blood, making it completely biocompatible. PRP injections do not carry the adverse side effects of other treatment options. Because of the safety factor, PRP therapy is becoming a popular rejuvenation option for those who are showing early to moderate signs of aging.
If you would like to learn more about how platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can volumize and improve skin tone, contact Dr. Goldenberg at his Manhattan office to schedule a consultation. Based on the overall condition of your skin, Dr. Goldenberg can determine if this cutting-edge, non-surgical treatment is right for you.