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Is PRP right for me?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a treatment that involves the use of your own healing mechanisms to boost collagen and other growth in the skin. 

Our experts draw blood and separate the blood components in a centrifuge, with the purpose of creating a platelet-rich plasma that is injected into your problem areas. When you get a cut or any type of injury, blood rich in platelets is rushed to the injury site. Platelets and other growth factors aid healing. In the skin, they can boost collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines and laxity. Platelets also encourage skin oxygenation by creating new blood vessels. 

If you want to find out more about PRP, read on. Dr. Pompeyo Chavez and our experts at Soulage Wellness & Aesthetic Center in Bastrop, Texas, explain in detail how the treatment works and what results you can expect to see. 

How PRP reduces the signs of aging 

Depending on the equipment used, the platelet-rich plasma extracted with the help of a centrifuge contains about 5 times more platelets than the platelets in your blood that aren't separated. This means you can expect to see major changes in your skin’s ability to rejuvenate itself and create new cells. 

Our experts combine PRP with microneedling or CO2 lasers, depending on your cosmetic needs, which further enhances the anti-aging results. Microneedling is a treatment that is also known to stimulate collagen, while CO2 lasers eliminate skin imperfections at the top layer of the skin, ranging from lines to pigmentation and acne scars. 

Studies suggest that PRP, especially when combined with lasers or other similar treatments, works well for fine lines and early signs of aging. 

Who is a good candidate for PRP?

A good candidate for PRP shows early signs of aging and doesn’t have any conditions or take any treatment that may interfere with their blood platelet count. While PRP is safe because it uses your own blood and there’s no risk of allergic reactions, it may not be the best choice if you suffer from one of the following:

People who take anticoagulants and are pregnant or breastfeeding may also not be good candidates for PRP. 

Find out if you are a good candidate for PRP

PRP is safe and effective, and it doesn’t involve taking days off from work or having to hide your face for weeks. Side effects are minimal. Some patients may experience some redness and swelling, but it usually goes away within a few days. 

If you are unsure what’s the best route towards tackling your cosmetic concerns, contact us to schedule an appointment. Our experts offer a variety of anti-aging treatments, ranging from injectables to lasers, and are more than happy to help you find the best fit for your goals.

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