Unlock Your Inner Beauty Potential
Looking younger; feeling more vibrant. Everyone wants to. But did you know your body may already hold the secret to a youthful, energized look? You can unlock the healing power coursing through your veins with PRP and PRF therapy. At Refine Anti-Aging and Aesthetics, Dr. Reshma Vasanwala helps people across the Oakland area look and feel their absolute best. Her holistic, empathetic approach to aesthetic care can show you how to unlock your potential for a fulfilling, beautiful life.
The Secret is In the Blood
PRP (platelet-rich plasma) and PRF therapies are a non-surgical form of aesthetic treatments that combine tried-and-true plastic surgery techniques with the power of regenerative medicine. It uses an isolated portion of a patient’s blood to stimulate natural and effective healing in the skin. First, blood is drawn from the patient themselves. The red blood cells and platelet-poor plasma are then separated, leaving only the platelet-rich portion behind.
Then, this solution is injected into the zone targeted for treatment. PRP is believed to work by stimulating the healing abilities that are naturally present in your skin. By injecting these naturally-derived compounds, skin and hair follicles can be prompted to rejuvenate themselves, giving the treated area a healthy, natural look — without surgery or foreign substances. PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) is the next generation of PRP, offering enhanced benefits.
How It Can Help
PRP injections have a wide variety of applications. Injections are often used to treat sports-related injuries, but they can be used in cosmetic settings as well. At Refine Anti-Aging and Aesthetics, we utilize PRP injections to help in areas like:
PRP and PRF can be administered into facial skin via injection or microneedling to produce comprehensive improvements in the skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity.
As cellular regeneration-stimulators, PRP an PRF can be applied to promote natural hairgrowth without downtime or surgery.
PRP and PRF can significantly enhance sexual wellness naturally in both men and women by improving the appearance and function of intimate areas.
When injected into damaged joints and soft tissues, such as tendons and ligaments, PRP and PRF can promote healing and reduce inflammation for enhanced function and comfort. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Vasanwala will do her best to educate you about your treatment options and guide you to a treatment plan that best suits your needs. Her ultimate goal and priority is helping patients achieve the best results.
Is PRP right for you?
PRP injections can help a wide range of people, but you should fit certain conditions for them to be the best fit. Because we’re dealing with your blood, it’s important that you not have any blood-related illnesses or conditions — things like an infection, bleeding disorders, or any serious cardio-pulmonary diseases. Every patient must be in overall good health before undergoing any elective treatment. Your commitment to taking care of your skin will also help greatly in getting the results you want and making them last. People with a demonstrated track record of keeping their skin healthy and protected make great candidates.
Supercharge Your Skin
The treatment you experience will depend on the goals of your procedure as outlined in your treatment plan. Usually, the procedure will begin with drawing your blood once you’re relaxed in one of our treatment rooms. The amount of blood needed varies by application, but it’s usually just a vial or two. The blood will then be processed to isolate the PRP. Application of the PRP is typically done via one of two methods: injection and microneedling.
Injections utilize a larger needle that can penetrate deeper under the skin, while microneedling uses a battery of tiny needles that interact with the top layers of skin and tissue. Injections are usually the preferred delivery route for scar correction and vaginal rejuvenation, while microneedling is regularly chosen for skin and hair growth therapies. A mild topical anesthetic is often used to minimize pain related to the treatment itself, but most patients only experience mild discomfort, if any.
PRP Therapy Recovery
Recovery after PRP therapy is usually quick and easy. There is a possibility that you will see some redness and minor swelling in the treated area, but this usually goes away after a few hours. Pain is generally mild and also dissipates on its own. As your skin heals, you must keep it safe. This may involve keeping it clean and hydrated as it heals but always includes sun protection.
Patience Pays Off
The first thing you should keep in mind: it will take some time for your results to show. PRP injections and therapies rely on your body’s natural healing process, and that can take time to become apparent.
Like most bodily changes, they will evolve steadily over time. Hopefully, you’ll begin to see a difference after a week or two, with final results taking up to eight weeks to appear. Again, protecting your skin is key to helping your skin heal as efficiently and fully as possible. And because PRP can’t prevent new damage, keeping your skin healthy will also enable your results to last as long as possible.
Start Your Journey Today
If you’re ready to explore the healing potential locked inside your body, talk to us today! We are committed to holistic and natural beauty at Refine Anti-Aging and Aesthetics in Oakland. We look forward to walking with you along the path to restoring the art of you!
The actual treatment session can produce some discomfort, but this is typically minimized by applying a gentle numbing agent to the treated area. During recovery, patients may experience some residual pain or soreness, but it typically lasts only a few hours at most.
Risks associated with PRP injections are minimal and rare. Some patients notice redness near injection sites that can last up to three days. Others may sense that their skin is tight, itchy, or dry. Light spots are also possible.
Several other treatments can provide similar results to PRP therapy in some cases. Of the more popular choices, options include laser, sonic, or RF treatments, topical medications, and mechanical or chemical skin resurfacing. If you’d like to explore other ideas besides PRP, Dr. Vasanwala would love to discuss them with you.
Schedule your Oakland anti-aging appointment at Refine Anti Aging today
You could wait to feel and look your best… but why would you? If you’re interested in Oakland’s best anti-aging treatments, you owe it to yourself to give Refine Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetics a try. Let Dr. Vasanwala get you on the path to maximizing your well-being by scheduling your appointment today! You can also call or text us at the number listed.Schedule an Appointment