There are many factors that contribute to aging skin. Environmental elements, lifestyle habits and hereditary factors can all be cited as allowing the natural aging process to progress. Many of these changes to our skin are unwanted and can make us look older than we really are. Some patients resort to surgery to correct cosmetic imperfections while others seek nonsurgical treatment with neurotoxins and fillers. While each of these methods are effective, they focus less on treating the source of aging — the skin’s inability to naturally hydrate and replenishment itself with nutrients.
Platelet-rich plasma, otherwise known as PRP, is a treatment that has been used for years by athletes and orthopedic surgeons, but has recently entered into the cosmetic field. It is a system that uses the body’s own supply of platelets and fibrin to repair damaged tissue and help the skin nourish itself its own. The effects lead to a reduction in wrinkles, scarring and sagging as well as the promotion of firm, tight and smooth skin. At Ventura Institute of Dermatologic Arts, we utilize Eclipse PRP® as a highly-effective way to rejuvenate the skin both as a singular treatment and in combination with other cosmetic procedures.