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While a regular skin care regimen can keep your complexion looking smooth, we cannot always prevent signs of aging. Wrinkles and rough skin texture can make you feel less than positive about your appearance. The professionals at Yonick Plastic Surgery are proud to offer advanced cosmetic treatments that include platelet-rich plasma (PRP).

Platelet-rich plasma can accelerate healing after laser treatments, chemical peels, microneedling, and other procedures. It can also be used to address hair loss in patients. If you are ready to learn the benefits of PRP for yourself, visit double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Yonick and learn about custom anti-aging procedures available in Midland, MI.

What is platelet-rich plasma?

Platelets are found within our own blood. They contain special proteins and growth factors that repair damaged tissue and encourage new cell growth. In fact, PRP procedures have been successfully used by doctors and surgeons for years to treat injuries to the muscles and tendons.

Now, many cosmetic clinics offer platelet-rich plasma for the purposes of facial skin rejuvenation and hair growth. At Yonick Plastic Surgery, our patients can add platelet-rich plasma to their favorite nonsurgical procedures. PRP can be paired with treatments like microneedling so people enjoy longer-lasting results.

PRP therapy involves taking a small sample of blood and placing it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma and platelets. The solution is then injected back into the skin at the treatment site. Some of the benefits of PRP include:

  • Fast recovery

  • Minimal discomfort

  • Beneficial for all skin types

  • Customized treatment plans available

Candidates for skin rejuvenation

Aging causes our skin to become thinner and less elastic. This is what leads to issues like fine lines and sagging skin. Anyone who wants a younger-looking appearance should schedule a private assessment at Yonick Plastic Surgery in Midland, MI. We can examine your complexion and make suggestions for facial skin rejuvenation based on your concerns.

If you want to add platelet-rich plasma to your cosmetic treatment, speak with Dr. Yonick about any blood disorders you may have, such as anemia. Since the platelets are taken from your own blood, PRP procedures are a safe and effective option for most people. There is almost no risk of having an adverse reaction. It can improve the results of your microneedling or reduce the redness associated with a chemical peel. We can even recommend PRP for hair loss.

PRP recovery and results

The team at Yonick Plastic Surgery will review any recovery instructions associated with platelet-rich plasma in our office. Recovery and results depend on the treatments chosen at the time of your consultation. Most patients can expect some redness and sensitivity at the injection site for several days after their procedure. We can offer tips on how to make yourself feel more comfortable, such as using a cool compress. Our staff can also let you know if any follow-up procedures are needed in the future.

Facial skin rejuvenation and more

PRP procedures are among the most versatile and effective tools for skin rejuvenation. Yonick Plastic Surgery is excited to combine platelet-rich plasma with other noninvasive treatments to achieve more comprehensive results. If you have begun to notice wrinkled and damaged skin, or you struggle with hair loss, learn about the benefits of PRP from Dr. David Yonick in Midland, MI, and let our professional team develop a personalized plan just for you.