A PRP facial is an advanced skincare treatment method that harnesses your body’s own natural power to heal itself. The facial involves drawing your blood. Your blood is made up of four primary components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets.
When the platelets in the plasma are concentrated, magic happens. To achieve concentrated levels of platelets in plasma, all four components of your blood are separated by density. Then, the platelets are injected into the plasma, excluding the red and white blood cells.
PRP therapy is used to describe any application of PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, to benefit the body. In the context of anti-aging, platelet-rich plasma is either injected into your skin at specific depths according to your aesthetic needs, or the “blood” is spread on top of your face during treatment. Eventually, the PRP is absorbed by your skin. This cuts the recovery time from microneedling down to nothing while speeding along the collagen production process.
The Benefits Of A PRP Facial
1. Increased Collagen Production
Around the age of 25, your body’s collagen production rate drops drastically. It continues to decline at a significant rate for the rest of your life unless you do something to stimulate it. Additionally, the quality of the produced collagen drops. All of this results in visibly unhealthy skin.
Whether you’re dismayed by fine lines, moderate wrinkles, or severe folds, or you have other visible skin issues, there’s an excellent chance that a PRP facial will enhance the quality of your skin through increased collagen production. Collagen production is stimulated when skin cell trauma occurs. This occurs during a PRP facial when the minuscule needles penetrate the upper layers of your skin during the microneedling portion of the treatment.
As soon as your skin is penetrated, existing collagen starts to heal the skin. At the same time, your body starts to grow new, stronger, healthier collagen. This higher-quality collagen takes a couple of weeks to grow. However, you will notice immediate skin tightening effects. The results of your treatment will continue to improve for several weeks after the initial session.
2. Reduced Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Lines and wrinkles are among the most common reasons people seek a PRP facial. These common signs of aging are treated as cellular turnover is promoted. Old skin cells are recycled and new skin cells, collagen, and elastin are formed. Fine lines and wrinkles are eliminated in part as your facial skin tightens naturally in response to the micro-injuries produced by the treatment. The appearance of deeper folds is also diminished as hollow areas of your face are plumped up.
3. Tighter, Firmer Skin
As stated previously, collagen is essential for tight, firm skin. As you age, your skin starts to sag, but wrinkles and lines don’t always form. Facial skin often thins with age, and certain parts of the face, like the lips and cheeks, are likely to become noticeably thin and gaunt. Collagen plumps up the skin. Some people may use a PRP facial to plump up their lips. Others use it to re-contour their cheeks without the need for an invasive medical procedure. Regardless of your skin insecurities, be sure to ask how a PRP facial can help you achieve your ideal aesthetic.
4. Improved Moisture Retention
The stronger and thicker your skin is, the better protected the deeper layers of your skin are from outside irritants. A strong skin barrier also helps to retain moisture. Moreover, it helps to unclog your pores, making your skin more receptive to prescription moisturizers. The effects of a PRP facial on the pores are a little confusing because treatment can actually reduce the appearance of pores. However, you can benefit from the reduced appearance of pores and unclogged pores, making it easier to absorb prescription medications for beauty enhancement.
5. Enhanced Skin Tone and Texture
If you have acne scars, surgical scars, scars from traumatic injury, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, or other forms of poor skin tone or texture, you can benefit from a facial enhanced with PRP. With old skin cells giving birth to new, healthy ones, you will be astounded by the significant improvement in the appearance of your skin just a few short days after one PRP facial.
6. No Pain During Treatment
Before your PRP facial begins, your facial skin is gently yet thoroughly cleansed. This ensures that there’s no dirt, dust, pollen, pollutant, makeup, or other impurities on your skin that could cause a negative reaction to treatment. Once your skin care professional has sanitized your face, he will apply a local anesthetic to the treatment site. It’s true that the thin, delicate skin around your eyes, hairline, and mouth is extremely sensitive. Yet, while you may feel the treatment being applied, but you will not feel any pain or discomfort.
Even better, it’s perfectly safe for you to take aspirin before or after the treatment to
mitigate the risk of any post-treatment pain. You can also ice the treatment sites to speed up the cellular rejuvenation process.
7. The Treatment Is Quick
The PRP process may seem like it would take a while. First, your blood has to be drawn into syringes. Then, it has to be placed into a centrifuge and processed. This processing involves cleaning the blood so that it’s ready for transfer, injection, and component separation by mass. It doesn’t take long to draw your blood. Then, it only takes three to five minutes to run your blood through the centrifuge. Finally, the therapy itself only takes between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on the size and number of the areas you are trying to treat.
8. Lasting Results
Some anti-aging treatments last only a week or two before you need to receive them again. Contrastingly, you only need to get a PRP facial every year or two to retain your youthful look. Even better, you need fewer treatments with a PRP facial than traditional microneedling to achieve your ideal aesthetic.
You may need four 30-minute microneedling treatments, each of which requires an additional half-hour of waiting for the anesthetic to start working. With a PRP facial, you’ll only need half of the number of treatments to get the same results.
Skin rejuvenation typically takes four treatments, and each of these treatment sessions needs to be spaced four to eight weeks apart. With microneedling enhanced by PRP, you’ll only need five sessions to drastically lessen the appearance of keloid scars. Acne scars can be healed in two to four treatment sessions.
9. No Downtime Is Required
Just as we all want to look younger and avoid looking run-down, we don’t have the time to waste looking any less than our best. With traditional microneedling, you can experience significant redness for five to seven days. With the addition of platelet-rich plasma to your treatment, you can eliminate this downtime. Thanks to PRP, the “micro-injuries” created by the microneedling are essentially healed as quickly as they are inflicted.
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