When your skin is showing the effects of age or damage, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may be an effective option to improve your skin’s health and appearance. Dr. Charles Hunt, II and the team at Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa offer this revolutionary treatment right in the office. For a consultation about PRP, call or request an appointment online with the offices in Hoover, Prattville, Tuscaloosa, Oxford, and Cullman, Alabama.
The use of platelet-rich plasma to encourage recovery of damaged tissues of the body is a revolutionary and effective process. PRP therapy utilizes the powerful healing potential of your own blood.
While primarily responsible for blood clotting, platelets also have significant healing properties, by encouraging the production of new cells in and around damaged tissue.
Using a specialized spinning process, platelet-rich plasma is separated from the rest of the blood. When injected into injured tissues, PRP boosts the body’s healing abilities in that site, and helps tissues heal that have not responded well to other treatments.
PRP contains a number of factors that stimulate new cell growth, increase production of collagen, and rejuvenate tissues. When applied directly into the skin, it can improve the appearance of:
Initially, you have a consultation, where the team at Alabama Vein & Restoration Medspa evaluates the condition of your skin and discusses the goals you may have.
This simple procedure is done in the office. Your blood is drawn from your arm, and then the PRP is prepared while you wait for about 15 minutes. When the PRP is ready, it is applied directly into the treatment area. From start to finish, this process takes around an hour.
You may have some redness and slight swelling, but this resolves quickly. You’ll see improvements in your skin fairly soon, and there is no recovery or downtime.
Because PRP works with your body’s natural healing process, the results continue to improve for several months.
If you would like to discuss how PRP can help the appearance of your skin, call the office or request an appointment online today. Our main office is conveniently located in Hoover right off the interstate, serving Birmingham and all surrounding areas!