Dr Fern Taisenchoy-Bent offers skincare rejuvenation therapies to patients across the South Florida region. To learn more about her practice and treatments, please visit her website at www.drbentobgyn.com.
Skin is our largest organ and of course the one we see the most on a daily basis. As we age, the decline in skin integrity is often the first thing we notice and dislike. There’s a whole industry around supporting the youthful look of the skin; skincare products, skin rejuvenation therapies and technologies and of course the growth area of injectibles such as wrinkle relaxants and fillers.
In line with the slow aging approach (which is to maintain functional integrity and prevent disease), I’m investigating treatments which are sustainable and preferably engage my own body’s capacity to renew and regenerate.
PRP (platelet rich plasma) injections fall into this category. This procedure uses our own cells for the rejuvenation of your skin. The procedure has been around since 2003, is safe and typically provides good results in a healthy body.
What is platelet rich plasma?
PRP is a concentration of protein growth factors which are actively secreted by platelets to initiate wound healing. PRP includes three blood proteins – fibrin, fibronectin and vitronectin. The aim of the procedure is to stimulate and regenerate aged and damaged skin and hypodermal tissues.
What’s involved in the procedure?
The practitioner collects your blood which is then spun in a centrifuge so as to separate out the platelet rich plasma. The platelets are then injected back into your skin to stimulate new collagen growth. Once the plasma is collected, it can be injected into the skin in various ways. In the United States, practitioners are either injecting it or rolling it into the skin.
How long will PRP last?
Results will depend on the individual. Typically though, 2 to 3 treatments will last up to 18 months.
Where can I have this done?
I’ve started having treatments at Dr Fern TaiSen-Choy Bent OB/GYN, who have pioneered this procedure in the South Florida region. Dr Bent is a great advocate for the product and has used it for several years.
SLOW aging is about actively engaging with and savoring the aging process. Our doctors and staff are at the forefront of anti-aging and how to live longer in great health.
For further information http://www.drbentobgyn.com
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