Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy at Boulder Eyes / Beyer LASIK
If you have been looking for a natural way to diminish the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, be sure to consider platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy. This method is quickly gaining popularity among people in search of an organic way to reveal younger looking skin, and the Selphyl PRFM System our doctors use is the purest and safest form of available.
What is PRP Therapy?
PRP therapy is an advanced procedure that uses a person’s own blood to enhance their appearance instead of relying on a synthetic dermal filler. This also means there is no risk of allergic reaction, as can sometimes be a concern with other types of fillers.
Some irritation, redness, swelling, or bruising may occur following treatment, but only in rare cases. Most patients do not feel any discomfort, and results last for up to 18 months.
Are PRP Injections Like Dermal Fillers?
Although they offer comparable results, there is an important difference between PRP injections and dermal fillers. Prior to PRP therapy, blood is drawn into a specially prepared test tube, and then processed in a centrifuge to separate platelets from plasma. Platelets contain growth factors, which are believed to stimulate cells in the treated area, revealing youthful, radiant skin shortly after the procedure.
This noninvasive procedure is quick, easy, and reliable. It can be completed in approximately 30 minutes, and it is used to treat a variety of common aging and skin conditions including:
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Smile lines
- Nasolabial folds, or the “parenthesis” surrounding the mouth
- Acne scarring
- Crow’s feet, or fine lines on the outside corners of the eyes
- Vertical lip lines
- Marionette lines, or those that extend from the corners of the mouth to the chin
- Furrow lines between the eyebrows
Selphyl PRFM System
The Selphyl System adds calcium chloride to liquid PRP, which turns it into a gel-like matrix call PRFM. The structure of this substance is capable of maintaining the platelets at the site of the injection. Advantages associated with PRFM are:
- It is highly pure
- It is safe
- You know precisely what is being injected
Choose Boulder Eyes / Beyer LASIK for Your Cosmetic Procedures
Boulder Eyes / Beyer LASIK is not just the premier destination in the Boulder and Denver areas for all your eye care needs — we also offer a variety of spa services, ranging from platelet rich plasma therapy to microdermabrasion and laser hair removal. If you would like to learn more about PRP therapy or any of the other procedures and services we provide, contact us at 303-499-2020.