Platelet Rich Plasma and Hyperpigmentation
Beverly Hills PRP Facelift Procedure Expert, Andre Berger, M.D. at Rejuvalife Vitality Institute has helped many patients to improve skin discoloration with Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Unwanted skin pigmentation is one the most common reasons that people visit their dermatologists because almost everyone has some form of skin discoloration.
For fair skinned people, one or two hours of exposure to sunlight can lead to permanent freckles, and in women, hormonal changes associated with pregnancy can lead to dark patches on the face. In other people, previous scars from blemishes or acne can cause discoloration, while idiopathic factors, toxins, or aging cause an uneven skin tone for a vast number of people.
These days, with the amount of exposure to the media and photo shopping technology, standards to have smoother, clearer, more porcelain skin are higher than ever before, which has lead to many advances in how to remove unwanted skin pigment. Most recently, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has become a main contender in therapies that improve skin tone.
- How does Platelet Rich Plasma therapy even out skin tone and remove pigmentation?
For the last several years, laser therapy has dominated the list of options for removing skin discoloration because it uses multiple types of different lights to target melanin, which colors skin, and break apart clusters of pigment, leaving a more even skin tone. While laser therapy is effective, some lasers can require downtime and may not get rid of pigmentation, especially in darker skinned people. Because darker skinned people already have pigmentation all over, laser therapy often works better for fair skinned people.
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy does not depend on the skin color for effectiveness, as it works with the body’s own platelets and growth factors to stimulate the production of fresh, new collagen and skin cells. The new skin cells do not contain the unwanted pigment, as they are coined to match the original surrounding tissues. As a bonus, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can also restore fullness to the area being treated.
- Which types of skin pigmentation can Platelet Rich Plasma therapy improve?
Many men and women have been able to achieve incredible improvements in unwanted skin pigmentation with Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, despite their original skin tone, and actually, both fair and darker or olive skin people have been able to achieve optimal results when combining laser therapy with Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can improve numerous types of skin pigmentation, some of which may include:
Most common in pregnant women or those taking oral contraceptives, signs of melasma consist of dark brown or grey patches on the face, particularly on the upper cheeks, nose, forehead, and upper lip. Melasma can be difficult to get rid of; however, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy in conjunction with laser therapy has had great success in helping women to dispel the signs of pigmentation from melasma.
Because fair skinned people do not have a lot of skin pigmentation to begin with, their skin soaks up the sun faster, leading to burns and lasting damage. Over time, people may notice wrinkles, freckling, or drier skin. Restoring skin with Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can reduce discoloration and smooth out skin.
Some people refer to this type of discoloration as “liver spots,” and these unwanted spots most often first appear on the hands. However, they can also appear on other parts of the body, making people feel and look older than they really are. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can restore collagen, reduce age spots, and give the skin a more youthful appearance.
While natural redheads or blonds often have freckles, many people develop freckles after excessive sun bathing or general exposure to the sun. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can work on its own or with lasers to reduce the appearance of freckles in both men and women.
Uneven Skin Tone
While some people may not suffer from freckles, melasma, or unwanted spots, they still may notice an uneven skin tone, with darkness around the mouth or eyes, a yellowish tint on the cheeks, or reddish skin on the cheeks or the nose. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy can help to even out skin tone through promoting the growth of fresh new skin and collagen in areas that need to be rejuvenated.
Before getting started, Beverly Hills PRP Facelift Procedure Expert, Andre Berger, M.D. at Rejuvalife Vitality Institute will discuss the patient’s medical history, treatment goals, and options. Then, the physician will take a small amount of blood from the patient to be used in the Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, which is spun down and injected into the areas with the unwanted skin pigmentation.
When used in conjunction with other therapies, Platelet Rich Plasma has been able to produce optimal results, while continuing to work at deep levels within the skin for weeks after the actual procedure. Platelet Rich Plasma therapy has helped many patients to restore an even, clear, and youthful skin tone, achieving astounding results in both men and women.