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Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Skin

In The San Francisco Bay Area

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) for Skin

In The San Francisco Bay Area

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) for Skin Restoration Specialist in the San Francisco Bay Area

At PotozkinMD Skin Care and Laser Center, our board-certified dermatologists are certified experts in using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) to help restore skin.

How does Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) help with skin restoration?

The natural aging process we all go through can be a frustrating experience. Over time, we start to see fine lines, wrinkles, lost volume, hollowness, and saggy skin. We also start to see the lasting effects that stress and environmental factors have had on our skin. Sun damage, scarring, uneven tone– these are all common skin issues that can make you look even older.

Our skin’s ability to regenerate new skin cells and produce collagen and elastin dramatically diminishes as we get older which also causes a lot of these skin issues to be more obvious. If you are looking for a treatment that can help improve all of these skin conditions, the Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment for skin restoration might be the solution for you.

PRP treatments for skin are often described as ‘natural filler’ treatment. Some people use the nickname ‘vampire facial’ as well because it involves using your own blood that is drawn at the beginning of the procedure. 

It’s minimally-invasive and gives your skin a more youthful appearance all-around. Using your own platelets drawn from your blood, there are very little risks involved in terms of allergies or complications.

PRP treatments to your skin will improve:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes
  • Overall skin texture and evenness and will plump saggy skin

The injection of your own platelets to your skin stimulates stem cells to help your body regenerate and heal at a faster rate. Platelets are responsible for naturally promoting collagen production, blood vessel growth and repair, and other anti-aging properties.

What are some expectations with PRP for skin restoration?

A PRP treatment usually takes around an hour to complete, and most patients will have a topical numbing cream applied about an hour before the procedure starts. This treatment has a few key steps:

  • Step 1 - We draw blood from your arm to be used for the procedure
  • Step 2 - Your blood is placed in a centrifuge, and the machine will spin blood to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the platelet-poor plasma and red blood cells
  • Step 3 - The PRP is injected into targeted areas of your skin 

Most patients will start to visibly see improvement in skin texture within a few weeks, but the healing process starts immediately after treatment. It typically takes around three months to see the full effect of the new collagen regeneration. Results are long-lasting, and the number of treatments recommended will depend on your unique skin condition.

During your initial consultation, we will discuss the treatment process in depth and answer any questions you may have about what to expect. Both pre-care and post-care instructions will be given, and we will be there every step of the way to ensure you have an extraordinary patient experience. 

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