Are you unhappy with the state of your skin? Bad lifestyle habits and environmental factors can all cause your skin to age faster than it should, leaving you feeling self-conscious and unhappy with your appearance.
At DiGeronimo MD Advanced Plastic Surgery in Miami, Florida, Dr. Ernest M. DiGeronimo can provide plasma injections to help remedy your situation, by promoting natural regenerative processes to make you look and feel younger and healthier.
Causes of skin damage
Your skin is uniquely vulnerable to many factors. It regenerates continually, but as you age, the process slows down and damage becomes more obvious. Here are the main culprits when it comes to skin aging:
- Sun exposure, also called photoaging
- Wind exposure, also called weathering
- Skin conditions such as acne, rosacea, or dermatitis
- Lower hormone levels, which cause skin dryness
- Reduced collagen and elastin (important proteins) in your skin
Thankfully, you don’t have to just sit back and watch yourself age. Along with hydrating creams and toning tonics, you can get help from a regenerative medical specialist to turn back time.
5 skin-enhancing perks of plasma injections
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is your own blood, centrifuged to isolate powerful platelets in the plasma, discarding the white and red blood cells. Once the platelets are concentrated in the plasma, we reinject it carefully into your chosen treatment areas.
Since the plasma is your own, it's biocompatible and safe. Having plasma injections on a regular basis can keep your skin looking younger and healthier than ever. Here are five perks of PRP for your skin:
1. Renewed cellular turnover
PRP works because the platelets contain regenerative components known as growth factors. When we inject PRP, these growth factors signal more growth factors throughout your body, calling them to come and rebuild the area around the injection.
2. New protein production
In addition to healing damage to your face, plasma injections help kickstart the production of collagen and elastin. These are the building blocks that form the infrastructure of your skin, holding it smooth and taut.
3. Reduced visibility of fine lines and wrinkles
The regenerative effect of PRP can help fill in fine lines and wrinkles. PRP can be injected safely into your face, reducing the appearance of crow’s-feet around your eyes, wrinkles across your forehead, and laugh lines between your nose and mouth.
4. Faded sunspots and filled-in acne scars
PRP helps plump up the area underneath dimples and pitting caused by acne scarring, smoothing out your skin and evening the texture. Cellular turnover can also fade sunspots or liver spots.
5. The gentle skin rejuvenation option
While you may cringe at the thought of a needle, the ones we use for PRP injection are extremely fine. The depth that they penetrate is just below the surface of the skin, and you’ll barely feel the injections. Compared to microdermabrasion or a chemical peel that removes the top layers of your skin, PRP is a milder option.
Ready to try plasma injections? Schedule a consultation with Dr. DiGeronimo by calling 305-376-0378, or by requesting an appointment online.