Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Specialist


Aesthetics Medicine & Family Practice located in El Cajon, CA

What if people had the power to transform their skin into its healthiest, youngest-looking state using only the healing properties that already existed in their own bodies? With platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, therapy, it’s possible. To learn more about how the body’s naturally occurring healing agents can transform skin, get in touch with SKIN & LASER AESTHETICS. Their expert team in El Cajon, California, can answer all of your questions about PRP therapy and get you started with this powerful treatment.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Q & A

What is PRP?

PRP is an acronym for “platelet-rich plasma.” This is plasma that’s derived from your own body. During PRP therapy, a medical professional at SKIN & LASER AESTHETICS draws a very small sample of your blood. They then centrifuge the blood to separate the platelets from the other matter in the blood, like white and red blood cells. They then can use the resulting platelet-rich plasma in PRP therapy.

Why use platelet-rich plasma for the skin?

Platelet-rich plasma is a powerful tool that uses the body’s own healing agents. Platelets in the blood do a lot to keep you healthy. They clot blood at the site of an injury, but they also promote healing in other ways. They contain proteins called growth factors. These growth factors act at the site of the wound, helping the body repair itself.

When the team at  SKIN & LASER AESTHETICS applies PRP to your skin, they kickstart a healing process that triggers the growth of collagen and new skin tissue. Collagen is the protein in the body’s connective tissues that helps skin stay firm and elastic. By triggering the production of new collagen and tissue, PRP therapy uses your body’s own healing properties to unlock smoother, tighter, younger-looking skin.

What kinds of skin conditions can PRP therapy treat?

Because PRP therapy encourages the growth and healing of the skin, it can be used for a wide variety of applications. Some of the possible uses of PRP therapy are:

  • Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimization of under-eye circles or puffiness
  • Regrowth of hair
  • Tightening and smoothing of the skin
  • Brightening of the skin
  • Reduction of acne scars and other unwanted skin imperfections

Is PRP therapy safe?

Absolutely. PRP is autologous, which means it is taken directly from your body. This means the body is significantly more likely to accept the plasma without any complications. As a result, PRP therapy is safer and more natural than other skin plumping and smoothing treatments like Botox® and other dermal fillers.

For more information about platelet-rich plasma, PRP therapy, and its benefits for the skin, contact SKIN & LASER AESTHETICS in El Cajon, California. The dedicated team can answer any questions or get you started with an appointment.