Looking youthful and vibrant is at the top of many “wish lists”, for both women and men. We are constantly looking to turn back the hands time, trying many over-the-counter anti-aging creams and serums that promise to erase wrinkles and improve our complexion. These products will leave you disappointed and still wrinkled. And so the search continues, depleting you of hope and of money. But don’t give up yet! You may be surprised to find out that the key to the “Fountain of Youth” is circulating its way through your body right now…and it has been for years!
So what is this miracle solution? Your own platelets. Platelets are the part of the blood responsible for helping the blood to clot, promoting healing when a person experiences an injury, accelerating the rate and degree of tissue healing and for forming new cellular growth.
This is not new medical science. Platelet-Rich Plasma has been used for years to help repair sports injuries. It has been used by many famous athletes such as Tiger Woods and Pittsburgh Steeler’s Hines Ward. But, PRP therapy has expanded, reaching into the cosmetic world, and it is now being used to reduce wrinkles under the eyes, used to improve skin to a natural glow, and even used to create thicker, fuller hair.
When platelets are released and come to a site of injury, they “degranulate” or release their growth factors which help stimulate tissue growth. These growth factors will then call in healing cells which regenerate, replacing the injured tissue. They will also stimulate fibroblast, which are the cells responsible for creating collagen. Collagen is what strengthens your blood vessels and keeps your skin firm, giving it the elasticity it needs to stop wrinkles from forming. The growth factors will also stimulate angiogenesis, or blood vessel growth, which calls in even more of your body’s own healing cells to form the tissue needed for the development of growing blood vessel.
Platelet-Rich Plasma is a concentrated serum with 6-10x more platelets than are naturally circulating in your blood stream. During PRP therapy, your blood is drawn and spun down to concentrate the platelets. This fluid is then used, as an injection, on your skin or in your scalp to call on your own natural abilities to create younger looking skin and hair. The procedure takes only a few minutes and the results are long lasting.
Using PRP therapy gives patients a unique advantage. You are using your own blood, so the procedure is hypoallergenic and you are not at risk of your body rejecting the treatment. PRP Therapy is a non-surgical procedure, so you do not run the risk of infection associated with surgery. PRP is an organic way to look and feel better. You will notice the changes to your appearance immediately. No longer will you have to worry about a noticeable bald spot or feel uncomfortable with your wrinkles.
Don’t hesitate to take the next step that will change the way you look and feel about yourself! Call (614) 764-7699 or contact the office for more information about Columbus, Ohio’s Board Certified Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon, Dr. K. Roxanne Grawe!