When it comes to skin, we will face the same age-related changes. The skin loses its vigor. Collagen content goes down, leading to skin that looks wrinkled, dry, and loose. When the time comes, the platelet-rich plasma facial with or without acupuncture should be a major part of your facial regimen. To learn more about facial rejuvenation, contact the offices of Robert B. Lanter, DO, in Oceanside and Long Beach, New York. Call the nearest office or book online today.
Everyone faces the same age-related changes in their skin. Their skin loses strength and dehydrates over time, which leads to wrinkles and loose skin. But the rate at which these changes happen differs for each person.
Skin aging depends on individual variables such as diet, exercise, overall health, genes, skin care regimen, and sun exposure.
Of all the factors that cause aging, sun exposure plays the biggest role. Unprotected exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light is estimated to cause about 90% of all skin aging.
When you look in the mirror and decide it’s time to improve your appearance, facial rejuvenation is often the first step. The Robert B. Lanter, DO, team offers one of today’s most popular procedures: facial rejuvenation with platelet-rich plasma.
Platelets, the active ingredients in platelet-rich plasma, are found naturally in your blood, where they’re one of your body’s most important regenerative cells. When you’re injured, platelets travel to the site of the injury and release growth factors.
The growth factors then go into action, accelerating healing, reducing inflammation, stimulating new blood vessel growth, and attracting stem cells to the area. The stem cells rebuild tissues while the growth factors create a matrix to support the new tissues.
When platelet-rich plasma is injected or infused into your skin, it releases growth factors that do all the same things. Collagen production increases, new skin grows, and existing damage to your skin is repaired.
Facial rejuvenation with platelet-rich plasma can:
It takes a little time for your body to rebuild new tissues, but before long, you’ll notice fresh, vibrant skin.
Your provider combines platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, with the benefits of acupuncture to enhance facial rejuvenation. As the platelet-rich plasma stimulates collagen production, it simultaneously tightens and smooths your skin and improves skin tone.
The team begins by drawing a sample of your blood and processing it in a centrifuge, which is a device that separates the platelets and plasma from other blood cells. The end product – concentrated platelets and plasma – is your platelet-rich plasma.
For platelet-rich plasma to work, it needs to get under your skin. Your provider injects your platelet-rich plasma into specific areas of your face that have been subjected to skin damage, like fine wrinkles and frown lines.
Once the injections are complete, your provider inserts thin acupuncture needles that have been dipped in platelet-rich plasma into your skin. This allows the platelet-rich plasma to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin, stimulating the recovery and repair of the surrounding tissues and producing aesthetic results that are more natural than using Botox® or dermal fillers.
If you’re ready to restore a youthful appearance, call Robert B. Lanter, DO, or book an appointment online today.