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Collagen: What It Does For Your Skin & How PRP Stimulates It

By | Platelet Rich Plasma, PRP Injections, PRP Skin Care

When doing research on skincare products and procedures, you’ve probably heard of collagen. But, what exactly is it and what does it do? Collagen is a vital protein in mammals that is found in most of our connective tissues. As we age, our body naturally produces less collagen. This contributes to the visible signs of aging like facial hollows and wrinkles, but also to the physical signs like joint pain. 

In professional skin care treatments, they often create small abrasions or injuries that tell your body to heal them. This causes your body to ramp up collagen production. This can treat and correct many skin concerns like acne scarring, sun damage, texture issues, and uneven pigmentation. 

Esthetic services like microneedling, manually stimulate collagen growth. However, because platelets are one of the first responders to an injury site, adding platelet rich plasma can ramp up this process. Your body will often respond quicker and with more fervor when PRP is added. This can lead to more collagen production and can increase the length of time your body produces it.

Additionally, when used as a filler, PRP can begin collagen production in the injected area. This can lead to longer lasting results than dermal fillers. 

Schedule a consultation with a PRP provider at PRP in Seattle to learn how it can help rejuvenate your look, call us at (206) 279-2112 or contact us online.