People looking for a natural way to fight the tell-tale signs of aging such as fine lines, sun damage, dark spots, and acne scars. The Platelet Rich Plasma facial has long been a Hollywood favorite. Nicknamed the Vampire Facial by reality TV star Kim Kardashian, the PRP facial stimulates collagen production deep beneath the skin’s surface.
Collagen is a structural protein which makes up roughly 80% of our soft tissues. With age, collagen production is slowed, resulting in the production of less new skin cells. As the damaged skin cells accumulate, they contribute to skin blotchiness, uneven tone and texture, and dryness associated with aging skin.
PRP treatments jump start the skins collagen production, allowing aging skin cells to be replaced with new ones.
What is Platelet Rich Plasma
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentrate of platelet-rich plasma protein. Found in the blood, the plasma is separated from the red blood cells in a centrifuge.
Platelet rich plasma has a greater concentration of growth factors than whole blood. It is used to encourage the healing of soft tissues and wounds by accelerating the growth of new cells.
Using Your PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
The Vampire facial begins by drawing a vile of blood from the patient. While the blood is being processed, the face is thoroughly cleansed and prepared for injection. The PRP is strategically injected into the places of the face to be treated such as fine lines, dark circles, crow’s feet, or hollows underneath the eye. It can also be used to treat the entire face for an overall rejuvenation.
The appointment takes about 30 minutes and has no downtime, making this a perfect lunchtime procedure. Results are visible in about 2 weeks and last over a year.
Patients who undergo treatment with platelet rich plasma can expect a bit of swelling or bruising at the injection sites.
Within 2 weeks radiant, tightened, youthful skin becomes apparent. By stimulating collagen production at the deepest level, PRP reduces the size of visible pores, improves skin texture, and smooths rough skin and wrinkles.
Get your glow back with a PRP facial. Whether you choose to combine it with other anti-aging treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers, or have it as a standalone treatment, PRP can take years off your appearance. Reveal a more vibrant and youthful you in 130 minute appointment.