Age Related Skin Injury and Wrinkles

As we age, our skin changes in appearance, texture and firmness. These are consequences of gravity, genetics, exposure to the sun, nutritional status and how well we have taken care of ourselves. After our mid-thirties we begin to lose elastin and collagen, which are structural components of healthy looking skin. Other physical changes also occur within the dermal / epidermal junctions, leading to a decrease in:

  • Volume
  • Subcutaneous connective tissues
  • Capillary loops
  • Cells involved with the maintenance and repair of skin and connective tissues

Generally speaking, as cells age they become less sensitive to our own chemical signals responsible for tissue repair and growth. Because skin is the most visible part of the human body, we as a society have placed great importance on having a supple, youthful look. Billions of dollars are spent annually on products designed for younger looking skin. When people look at you, the first thing they notice is your face and for many people this can have profound implications on how we feel, which impacts our psychological state. PRP has been useful for:

  • Sun spots
  • Scars
  • Blemishes
  • Increasing color
  • Softening skin
  • Inconsistencies in the skin
  • Pitting

Thankfully, there is a simple cosmetic procedure available to help correct these imperfections. For the last several years more and more physicians have been utilizing PRP as a restorative technique for common skin problems. PRP restorative techniques:

  • Do not require surgery
  • Up to 4 times less expensive than surgery
  • Extremely safe
  • No down time
  • Provides immediate benefit
  • Does not require pain medication
  • Performed in less than an hour