THE BEAUTI BOOK
USING PLATELETS TO PROMOTE HEALTHY SKIN AUGUST 2017 CHANGE FROM WITHIN
Have you ever heard that positive change comes from within? Well, when it comes to platelet-rich plasma therapy, that’s literally true! We always strive to find the most natural and healthy ways to promote beauty, and I think this procedure hits it out of the park. It’s a perfect example of what we do here at Beautique. First, we draw some of your blood. Then, we take that blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which separates the blood into its component parts. We make a serum from that containing all the platelets and stem cells, as the platelets are critical for the procedure. That’s because the platelets do some fantastic work. When you cut yourself, platelets are the first responders. They become activated at the cut site, liberating growth vectors that attract other “body builders,” which in turn lay down collagen and tissue. This puts everything back together, and it all starts with platelets and the growth vectors that stimulate our body’s ability to repair itself. We take the concentrated platelet serum and use a Dermapen to put it back into the body. It goes so fast you can hardly feel it. The Dermapen microneedles the epidermis and dermis, which means the platelets end up where you want them to go. We go back and forth, horizontal and vertical and oblique. Some areas, like those with scar tissue, acne, and pigmentation, get more attention than others. This all causes a little swelling, which we diminish with cooling cream. The whole process takes about an hour and 15 minutes, including the time it takes to draw blood and spin it on the centrifuge. Once it’s in the dermis, the platelet serum goes to work. It sends out the same vectors that it would at a cut site, attracting “body builders” to your dermis and epidermis. The skin starts producing collagen, which causes the dermis to thicken over time (especially after three months of once-per-month treatment). The collagen promotes smooth, healed skin with no blemishes. The skin simply looks nice, but it’s not all about looks; it’s actually healthier since we’ve prompted the body to do its own thing and repair itself.
I’d call that a positive change, wouldn’t you? So would many of our patients, who get the treatment monthly. And it happens naturally, with your body’s processes doing the heavy lifting. No chemicals, no pain, and no more blemishes or scar tissue — just healthy, happy, glowing skin.
–Dr. Sanchez OWNER, MEDICAL DIRECTOR
BeautiqueMedicalSpa.com | 956-664-1234
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