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How Your Blood Is the Best-Kept Skin Care Secret

When looking for ways to slow down or reverse the visible signs of aging, you may consider Botox®, dermal fillers, or laser treatments. But what if we told you that your body already has everything it needs to keep your skin looking vibrant and beautiful?

Like every other organ in your body, your skin needs a steady supply of oxygen and nutrient-rich blood to repair and rejuvenate itself to function properly. 

At Montclair Rejuvenation Center in Verona and West Caldwell, New Jersey, our experienced team of skin care experts, led by Dr. Kelly Distefano, considers your blood one of the best tools for your fight against skin aging.

About your skin

Your skin is part of your integumentary system, or the body’s outer cover. Your skin has many functions, protecting against germs and toxins, regulating body temperature, and providing sensory information about the environment around you. 

Your skin has three layers:

As you get older, skin cell turnover in the epidermis slows down, the layer of collagen and elastin in the dermis thins, and the subcutaneous fat shifts and diminishes. These structural make your skin dull and dry and more susceptible to fine lines, wrinkles, and creases. 

Nourishing from within

A network of blood vessels in the dermis and hypodermis supplies all layers of the skin with the oxygen and nutrients necessary to support cell turnover and production of collagen and elastin.  Though you can’t change every factor that influences the look and health of your skin, taking steps to improve blood circulation may help you maintain your youthful look.

We recommend getting regular exercise, eating a balanced diet, and drinking plenty of water to keep your blood moving and rich in the nutrients your skin needs to function properly. 

To boost your blood’s skin self-nourishing powers, we have intravenous (IV) vitamin therapies at our vitamin drip bar that provide the nutrients specific to the skin. Our IV vitamin therapy improves skin tone and complexion.

Topical rejuvenation

We also use blood as a topical agent for skin rejuvenation. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is skin treatment made from a sample of your own blood that has a high concentration of platelets — the tiny cells that form blood clots to stop injuries from bleeding. Platelets also contain proteins and growth factors that initiate the body’s repair process. 

For skin rejuvenation, we apply platelet-rich blood to your skin after microneedling with our Vivace device. Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that stimulates collagen production. The PRP accelerates the rejuvenation process, improving your skin’s natural strength and tone.

Taking care of your skin is top priority, for appearance and health. While innovative aesthetic treatments are great for helping you maintain your youthful look, your body has a few tools too. 

For expert skin care from a team that can help you achieve your beauty goals, call the office most convenient to you or book an appointment online today to schedule a consultation. 

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