Did you know that the key to the proverbial fountain of youth can be found naturally inside your own body? The platelets inside of you have the power to heal and regenerate tissue throughout your body. Cosmetic PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Facial Rejuvenation is a cutting-edge procedure that uses the power of your own platelets from your blood to stimulate the response of your stem cells. This treatment helps you regenerate and repair damaged skin and reverse the signs of aging. Read on to learn more about this extraordinary treatment offered at The Ottawa Skin Clinic.

How does PRP work?

PRP is extracted from your own blood. Compared with normal blood, PRP contains up to five times more growth factors, platelets, and active proteins that can be used for tissue and injury healing. PRP was originally used for accelerating the healing of wounds, but is now also being used for cosmetic treatment. When PRP is injected back in your skin, a localized stem cell response is initiated. Following the treatment, this stem cell response recruits fibroblasts that replace damaged tissue with healthy, rejuvenated skin.

What can PRP be used to treat?

Interest in cosmetic PRP treatments has spread widespread recently because of its excellent anti-aging and regenerative properties. PRP can be used to treat a number of skin conditions, including acne scarring, rosacea, crow’s feet, and wrinkles. An overall improvement can be seen in the texture and tone of your skin within a few weeks. The effects of cosmetic PRP can last between 12 to 24 months, depending on the patient. Cosmetic PRP does not have the immediate effect of dermal fillers, so patients should consider combining the two to take advantage of the best aspects of both treatments.

How is PRP applied?

Cosmetic PRP is a simple procedure that is very safe. The first step is to have a consultation with a skin-care professional in Ottawa in order to determine the right combination of treatments to achieve your desired result. During the procedure, we perform a blood collection process the sample immediately in a centrifuge. We separate and extract the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of your blood. Finally, we inject the PRP after numbing the areas being treated.

If you are interested in harnessing the power of your own blood to help cosmetically reverse the signs of aging, you should contact The Ottawa Skin Clinic today. Our experienced team of doctors and medical aestheticians can help you re-capture that youthful look you’ve been searching for.