Are large pores causing you to be self-conscious about the way you look? With the advancement of science and technology over the years, there’s now a comprehensive and effective way to reduce pore size.
It’s called platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, and it harnesses your body’s natural healing powers to help achieve the results you’re looking for. At The Med Spa at Matthews Internal Medicine, we treat many patients who are looking to shrink the size of their pores. Keep reading to learn about what PRP can do for you.
What is PRP?
PRP therapy is a form of regenerative medicine that harnesses the power of your body’s self-healing capabilities. So what part of your body is responsible for healing yourself? Your platelets!
Platelets are a component of your blood that contain healing and growth factors. With advancements in technology, we have the ability to separate your platelets from the rest of your blood and use them as a focused therapy for different ailments across your entire body.
PRP can provide relief from pain and aid in healing tissues, tendons, organs, and bones throughout your body — so its powers don’t lie strictly in fixing cosmetic issues.
How can PRP help shrink large pores?
Our providers specialize in a specific form of PRP therapy called PRP skin resurfacing. To help shrink large pores, we use a two-step process.
In the first step, we use a technique called microneedling. It employs a medical device that’s equipped with tiny needles to make hundreds of micro-injuries on your skin where enlarged pores exist. We utilize a numbing cream to dull any pain, and the process is only mildly uncomfortable.
In the next step of the process, we smooth a PRP serum made up of concentrated platelets — we create this remarkable solution from your own blood — over the micro-injuries and let the serum penetrate deep into your skin. The PRP serum works to improve skin elasticity, shrinking enlarged pores over time. The entire treatment process takes slightly less than an hour, and you see the results within weeks as your skin heals.
Some of the other skin issues that PRP skin resurfacing can treat include:
- Moderate wrinkles
- Acne breakouts and scarring
- Fine lines
- Stretch marks
- Irregular skin texture
If you’re looking for a way to shrink your large pores or you’re simply looking to learn more about what PRP can do for you, call us today or schedule an appointment online for a consultation with a member of our staff.