Colorado Springs Platelet-Rich Plasma
The aging process makes it more difficult for our skin to produce collagen and stay hydrated. In Colorado Springs, Dr. Joseph Rota offers platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to improve the elasticity in your skin and help you look younger.
What Is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma contains five to ten times more platelets than usual. It is derived by drawing some of your blood and using a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets from red blood cells.
When Is It Used?
PRP is used to stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of a variety of skin conditions, including:
- Acne scars
- Crow’s feet
- Dark circles around your eyes
- Fine lines
- Large pores
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tone
In addition to facial aesthetics, PRP is beneficial after dental surgery in several ways:
- Reduces swelling and inflammation
- Promotes faster healing of surgical sites
- Decreases risk of dry socket after extraction
How Does It Work for Facial Aesthetics?
After topical numbing cream is applied, PRP is injected into the problem areas of your skin. The injections promote collagen growth over time to give your facial skin a more youthful, smooth, and firm appearance.
An average session lasts 60 to 90 minutes. The length of your session and the number of additional sessions you receive depend on the condition of your skin and the results you want to achieve.
What to Expect after a PRP Session
PRP is derived from your own blood, which reduces the risk of allergic reaction. After a session, you can expect the following:
- You can return home immediately after the procedure.
- Any redness will gradually diminish within a few hours.
- Some patients with sensitive skin experience minor bruising, swelling, or irritation that resolves within a day or two. Contact our office if these issues persist.
Within two to three weeks, you’ll notice improvement in the elasticity and firmness of your skin. Once or twice each year, you’ll need to repeat PRP therapy to maintain the results of your rejuvenated skin.
Is It Safe?
PRP is safe when it’s administered by a trained and skilled professional. If you have a blood-clotting or blood-related health condition, be certain to include it on the medical history form you submit to us; this treatment might not be right for you.
If you’re interested in this procedure and would like to know if you’re a candidate for it, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rota. Call us or request an appointment online.