PRP facials have been found to help relieve skin issues caused by regular aging. The growth factors in PRP are essentially naturally occurring elements that send a signal to your skin to produce collagen, generate new capillaries, and generally initiate a healing reaction.
The PRP gives your skin a chance to ramp up the healing process, rejuvenating old, damaged skin. For patients in Boca Raton, Dr. Richard Gaines is a leading expert on the administration of PRP treatments including the vampire facial.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if there was a way for your skin to achieve a youthful, healthy glow without going under the knife? With advancements in technology and a deep understanding of how our bodies heal, there’s a new way to harness the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) in your own blood to turn back the time for your skin.
In the field of aesthetics, Platelet Rich Plasma is used to help the skin regenerate itself without the use of chemicals or invasive plastic surgery methods. PRP is harnessed from your own blood in a quick, easy procedure completed the same day as your facial.
Your doctor will draw a small amount of blood and run it through a centrifuge that works to separate your platelets. The growth factors naturally found in your blood are then activated and ready to help your skin heal itself.
Some of the most common skin complaints that PRP may be able to help solve include:
- Acne scars and dark spots
- Fine lines around the eyes
- Loose skin on the neck
- Dark circles and puffiness around the eyes
Typical PRP Facials
Most PRP facials involve 3 major steps:
- Blood draw from the patient to harvest the PRP and unlock the growth factors.
- The skin is exfoliated and prepped, usually with the use of a dermapen or micro-needling technique. This will allow the PRP the most access to your skin.
- The patient’s own PRP is applied to the skin with a brush and allowed to soak in, triggering the body to produce its own collagen.
A PRP Facial usually takes upwards of 30 minutes to complete every step. The best part of a PRP facial is the minimal recovery time necessary. Unlike invasive treatment, patients usually experience minimal swelling and skin irritation, though some light redness is possible due to the microchannels created in the skin during micro-needling.
PRP Facial Treatment Results
Most patients reported experiencing signs of glowing skin within the first 3 weeks following a PRP facial. The fullest results, however, can be seen around the 3-6 months range as new collagen is deposited in the skin, reducing wrinkles over time.
For best restorative results of a PRP facial we recommend 2 sessions at 6 weeks apart, but patients who have more problem areas can require 3 or 4 treatments with a standard 6 week recovery time between each.
The side effects of PRP facials are very uncommon.
If you have a bleeding disorder, are taking anticoagulation medications, or have an active infection, it is recommended that you avoid PRP facials. Even though this procedure uses your own blood, minimizing the risk of infection or autoimmune response, it is still possible to experience consequences if you have any of the above conditions.
Explore Your Options
If you’re looking for a noninvasive procedure to restore your skin’s youthful glow, reduce the appearance of fine lines, and rejuvenate loose skin, contact our office today. Our team at LifeGaines medical spa in Boca Raton can work with you to identify and address your problem areas and help you determine if PRP facials are right for you.