PRP Facials are a popular treatment used to rejuvenate the skin. It works by taking platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the patient’s blood and applying it to their face. Kim Kardashian helped popularize the treatment when she posted a picture of herself trying it in 2013.
PRP treatments help accelerate the body’s healing process. For example, medical professionals have used the therapy to treat joints for years. PRP treatments also improve wound healing and early scar quality. Nowadays, aestheticians use a platelet-rich plasma facial as an anti-aging treatment to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and smooth the skin.
Facts About Platelet-Rich Plasma Facials
How Does it Work?
It starts with producing the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) by spinning a sample of the client’s blood in a centrifuge to separate it. Then, the PRP is applied to the patient’s face after micro-needling or microdermabrasion. The treatment works because the growth factors in PRP work with the body’s collagen production. During the treatment, micro-needling or microdermabrasion stimulates collagen production, and the PRP serum stimulates the body’s natural healing process generating healthy new skin cells.
Typically, patients can go about their daily activities immediately after a treatment session with no issue. However, patients may have redness and irritation after treatment. These symptoms can last up to 6 days, but most patients can drive themselves to and from the procedure. Providers may ask patients to avoid makeup or harsh skin treatments during this recovery period. Using sunscreen and reducing exposure to the sun is vital during the healing process.
Clients can expect noticeable results in about a week. The treated skin feels soft and supple in one to two months. These results should last one to two years.
No treatment comes without risks. Typical side effects include temporary redness, bruising, and inflammation which disappear in 48 hours.
PRP treatments should always be performed by a professional. The process involves drawing blood and puncturing the skin. If not done correctly, serious side effects such as scarring, infection, and excessive bleeding can occur. People with a history of blood clotting disorders, bleeding disorders, or other blood infections should not get a PRP facial.
Are you looking to reduce your fine lines and wrinkles and regain a more youthful glow? A Platelet-Rich Plasma facial from Metro MediSpa may be the answer. One treatment, and you’ll notice the difference. For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 888-637-7228 today. You’ll have smooth, beautiful skin in no time.