Innovative Skin Rejuvenation
A Platelet Rich Plasma Facial is an innovative new way to rejuvenate your skin using an all-natural product created from your own body.
Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is derived from your own blood after it has been drawn and separated into various components. The isolated plasma, which contains growth factors, is then injected into the patient’s skin, where it helps promote collagen growth and tissue regeneration. This tightens the skin, softening wrinkles and creating a smoother texture and tone.
PRP has been used extensively throughout orthopedic medicine, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery. Increasingly the healing benefits of plasma have been gaining popularity in dermatology and cosmetic facial rejuvenation.
WHAT IS PLATELET RICH PLASMA?
Derived from whole blood, Platelet Rich Plasma, or PRP, is a concentrated platelet rich plasma protein, with red blood cells extracted via centrifuge. PRP has superior growth factors to whole blood and is widely used for it’s healing properties. Because of this, PRP is increasingly popular among plastic surgeons, dentists, dermatologists and other health care professionals.
PRP contains cytokines that can stimulate healing of joints and soft tissue and is beneficial for both sports medicine and dermatology. It is an effective, concentrated source of blood plasma and autologous conditioned plasma.
HOW DOES A PRP FACIAL WORK?
Known in some circles as the ‘Vampire Facial’ because of the blood, the PRP facial sounds strange, but can work wonders for your skin. Instead of focusing on induvial wrinkles like other injections and skin creams, a PRP facial promotes collagen growth, which leads to a fuller, total facial rejuvenation. It can also be safely used in areas where other injections may be unsafe.
During a session, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient. While the blood is being separated to isolate the PRP, the patients skin will be cleansed, sterilized and prepared. A trained professional will then safely inject PRP into the target area. The entire process takes only about fifteen minutes and is relatively painless.
It is recommended that patients take three treatment sessions over a 6 month period.
IS A PRP FACIAL RIGHT FOR YOU?
Though a relatively new procedure, PRP has shown great skin rejuvenation results. Among other great benefits, it can volumize faces, soften eye hollows, improve skin tightness and plump out the cheeks.
Patients suffering from puffy eyes and sagginess in the mouth and cheeks can benefit from a PRP facial treatment.
YOU’VE FINISHED THE PROCEDURE. WHAT’S NEXT?
Post procedure care following your session is not required. Patients may notice mild swelling, bruising or redness. These minor issues will go away on their own in 1-3 days.
PRP is made from your own cells and is completely natural and safe.
The visual effects of your treatment should begin to become noticeable approximately one month after your session and will continue to improve as time goes on.