Whether you are looking to reduce the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles or wish to hide the appearance of acne scarring, there are a variety of treatments available for you. Two of the most popular procedures we currently offer to help you achieve better looking skin are PRP therapy in St Louis and chemical peels. Like other cosmetic treatments, each procedure has pros and cons when compared to one another.
Platelet rich plasma therapy, also known as PRP therapy, is a simple treatment that uses your blood’s own platelets to stimulate the collagen and elastin production in your skin. PRP therapy is still a new procedure and as such is less well known than more established treatments such as chemical peels. We simply draw a small amount of your blood and place it in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the red blood cells. This serum is then injected into the treatment areas,allowing special growth factors to rejuvenate the skin. Since the procedure uses your own blood,there are only minimal side effects. Patients should only expect minimal downtime for a full recovery following this simple procedure. PRP therapy can even be combined with facial fillers to establish a layered effect on your skin, reducing the amount of injections needed for future treatments.
Most people have heard of chemical peels.This procedure has been around for years and is popular for good reason. Our skin faces the elements each and every day, allowing environmental factors to cause wrinkles, sagging skin, and even age spots. Chemical peels find similar results to PRP therapy with the goal being to reduce these aging factors. While PRP Therapy works by injecting growth factors into the skin,chemical peels work by removing the top dead tissue layer. Removing this dead skin will allow new skin growth and rejuvenate the skin. Think of “out with the old and in with the new.” Chemical peels can be provided in varying intensity, with more intense peels showing more effective results. Patients of chemical peels can expect mild redness and tenderness for several days after the procedure. The treatment can be applied every three months, creating a long-term treatment cycle for healthy skin.
Not all treatments are ideal for everyone. If you are looking to have younger and firmer looking skin, look no further than the Laser Lipo & Vein Center. Our free consultation will review which treatment is best for your personal needs and skin type.