Regenerative medicine is increasing in popularity as an effective treatment for joint pain and other orthopedic conditions. But did you know that regenerative therapies can also keep your skin younger-looking and healthy?
At Bergen Aesthetics in Paramus, New Jersey, Dr. Heripsime Ohanian specializes in aesthetic treatments using regenerative medicine to enhance the condition and appearance of your skin.
How regenerative medicine works
Regenerative medicine harnesses your body’s own ability to heal itself. In our aesthetic services, we use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.
PRP is a substance already in your body that contains growth factors. These growth factors trigger your body to produce new, healthy cells as well as collagen and elastin.
Collagen and elastin are two proteins necessary for healthy, youthful skin. New growth of these proteins helps to plump up your skin, minimizing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. PRP treatment can also address common flaws like acne scars, so your skin looks and feels smoother.
Getting PRP into your skin
An effective way to get PRP deeper into your skin is by combining it with a microneedling procedure.
To create your PRP, Dr. Ohanian will first withdraw a sample of blood from your body and prepare it in a centrifuge. The centrifuge quickly spins the blood to separate the platelets and plasma from other components.
The resulting PRP is what Dr. Ohanian applies to your skin. Using the microneedling device, she pushes the PRP below the skin’s surface. The microneedling procedure also creates micro wounds in your skin that further stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin as your body works to heal itself.
Another option for delivering PRP into your skin is Bergen Aesthetic’s own customized Revive Lift procedure. This in-office procedure is a combination therapy for rejuvenating skin and regenerating hair growth by injecting PRP directly into blemishes, wrinkles, large pores, or along your hairline.
Both processes are generally safe for adults who want to revive their skin without surgical treatments. Because the PRP we use in treatment comes from your own body, there’s little risk for an allergic reaction or other complication.
Expectations for results
Some people may see immediate improvements in their skin following a microneedling procedure with PRP. However, it’s important that you have the right expectations for your treatment.
It takes time for new collagen and elastin to grow after your treatment. In the weeks and months after, you should notice more significant changes in the look and feel of your skin. You may notice the contours of your face are fuller and your skin has a healthier glow.
Because treatment with PRP addresses the root cause of wrinkles, fine lines, and other age-related skin flaws, you can expect your results to be long-lasting. We can also discuss a timeline for additional PRP treatments, so you can continue to love your more youthful skin appearance for years to come.
If you have more severe wrinkles or facial creases, Dr. Ohanian may recommend aesthetic treatments like laser skin resurfacing or dermal fillers to achieve optimal results.
To find out if PRP treatment is right for you or to learn about our other aesthetic options, call Bergen Aesthetics to schedule a skin evaluation or book an appointment online today.