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PRP Therapy: Treating Fine Lines and Wrinkles

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • What is PRP therapy
  • PRP for fine lines and wrinkles
  • How does PRP work
  • Side-Effects of PRP
  • Should you try PRP therapy
  • Conclusion


As we get older, our skin loses natural volume and elasticity. This can make it more difficult for us to fight off the signs of ageing and prevent wrinkles. PRP therapy is a minimally invasive procedure using blood to treat your skin's surface. This can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone and texture, and reduce acne scars and stretch marks. But how does PRP therapy work? And should you try it? Here's everything you need to know before making an appointment with your dermatologist or plastic surgeon:

What is PRP Therapy?

Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP therapy, is a treatment that uses your blood to rejuvenate your skin. It's used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and hair loss.

In this procedure, a small amount of your blood is drawn from you and placed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets—the component of blood that contains growth factors responsible for healing wounds. The remaining red blood cells are returned to your body through an intravenous injection into the treated area (e.g., face). The platelets are injected into the targeted area using micro injections or cannulas (tiny tubes), so there's no need for surgery or anaesthesia!

The platelets contain growth factors that stimulate your body's natural healing process. The blood and platelets are injected into the skin using micro injections or cannulas (tiny tubes). This helps promote collagen production, reduce inflammation, and improve collagen density to help treat fine lines and wrinkles.

PRP therapy for fine lines and wrinkles

PRP therapy is a non-surgical treatment that may help treat fine lines and wrinkles. It's also known as autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

This type of treatment uses your blood to help improve the signs of ageing, including brown spots, fine lines, and wrinkles. PRP involves removing a small amount of your blood, isolating certain parts from it (such as platelets), incubating them in a growth medium over several days to increase cell concentration within the liquid portion and then injecting this concentrated area into your skin or scalp.

If you're interested in learning more about PRP therapy for anti-ageing purposes or if you'd like to schedule an appointment to discuss whether it might be right for you—please get in touch with us today!

How does PRP therapy for fine lines and wrinkles work?

PRP therapy for fine lines and wrinkles is a minimally invasive procedure that uses your blood to create plasma rich in platelets. Platelets are the body’s natural healing cells and release growth factors that promote new collagen and elastin production.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is made by taking a small amount of your blood, isolating the platelet-rich portion, and injecting it back into your skin to help regenerate collagen. PRP treatments have been used for years by professional athletes who want to prevent injuries or speed up their recovery after an injury. Now, these treatments are available for non-athletes with fine lines and wrinkles!

Fine lines and wrinkles are caused by a loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, which is a natural part of ageing. By injecting PRP into your face, we can help stimulate new collagen production and restore younger-looking skin.

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Side effects of PRP therapy for treating fine lines and wrinkles

PRP therapy is not without its side effects, so it's essential to research before undergoing this procedure. Some of the most common side effects include bruising, swelling and pain in the treated area. These can last for up to a week after your treatment. After PRP injection treatments, you may also experience redness, itching or burning in the affected area.

Other side effects include:

  • Swelling and bruising in the treated area
  • Pain or tenderness at the injection site, which can last for up to one week following treatment
  • Redness, itching or burning in the affected area

Should I try PRP therapy to treat fine lines and wrinkles?

  • PRP is still a very new treatment. The effects may hold up over time, but no one knows yet.
  • PRP therapy is not a substitute for regular skin care. You should continue to use sunblock and moisturiser every day.
  • PRP therapy is not a substitute for Botox or other injectable fillers. It’s possible that you could get some of these same results from those treatments, which are proven to last longer than PRP injections (though they also cost more).
  • Finally, it's essential to know that while many people have reported positive results with their experiments with this type of treatment, there needs to be more research done on the long-term effectiveness or safety of using platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections as a cosmetic procedure.

While it may be too soon to know precisely how effective PRP therapy can be in the long run, initial results are promising.

While it may be too soon to know precisely how effective PRP therapy can be in the long run, initial results are promising. However, keep in mind that this treatment is not a substitute for other treatments for fine lines and wrinkles, like Botox or fillers.

In addition to its cosmetic uses, some people use PRP to treat various medical conditions such as arthritis (joint inflammation), tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon), chronic tendinopathy (tendon degeneration), plantar fasciitis (heel pain due to inflammation), and chronic wounds. These conditions can cause significant pain and discomfort and sometimes limit your ability to work out at all. If you have one of these conditions but don't want surgery or medication, PRP therapy may relieve your symptoms without the side effects typically associated with these other therapies.


In conclusion, PRP therapy is a great way to treat fine lines and wrinkles. It uses your platelet-rich plasma to stimulate collagen production and help reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Although it’s new on the market, it’s gaining popularity in the beauty industry because of its effectiveness in improving skin health while being relatively safe for most patients.

Is PRP therapy right for me?

To learn more about PRP therapy and to find out if it is right for you, please consult our board-certified specialists at Self Care LA.

As the leading boutique aesthetic spa & body contouring specialist located in Santa Monica, CA, we have a team of highly trained, certified, and skilled aestheticians and doctors.

We will work with you to customise a PRP treatment plan to give you the best results possible.

Contact Self Care LA today at (323) 337-3445 or click here to schedule a consultation.

About Us

Self Care LA is an aesthetics and injectables practice offering the latest cosmetic treatments in Santa Monica, California. Led by board-certified physician Bharat Kothakota, MD, MPH, the course sees men and women for cosmetic goals related to their faces and bodies.

Self Care LA offers high-end cosmetic injectables such as Botox® and fillers and several types of microneedling to boost collagen production. Along with SkinPen®, patients can choose Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling or microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). PRP hair restoration treatments are also available at Self Care LA.

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