Platelet rich plasma procedures have been used for years to heal sports injuries, and we’re starting to see the benefits when it comes to improving the appearance of sun damage, scars, undereye circles, and wrinkles, too.
In fact, platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments have gained popularity for the same reasons athletes chose it: it’s organic and it really works.
Instead of having chemicals injected into your face, the treatment uses your own blood. As a result, potential side effects are virtually nonexistent.
The treatment has become especially popular thanks to celebrity, Kim Kardashian, who has tried and highly recommended the procedure that she nicknames the vampire facial.
What’s In PRP Facials?
PRP facials are considered medical procedures rather than cosmetic. Before your facial, a small sample of your blood is taken.
The blood is spun in a centrifuge which helps to extract protein-rich plasma. The platelet-rich plasma is then separated into 3 parts:
- Platelet poor plasma, which is typically used as an anti-aging treatment in conjunction with skin needling.
- The platelet-rich plasma which contains growth factors and platelets.
- Super concentrated platelet-rich plasma, sometimes called liquid gold, that is injected into areas of the face for the best possible results.
The growth factors along with the platelets, work to initiate the body’s healing response, rejuvenating your skin.
A Vampire Facial to Rejuvenate Your Skin
Once the platelets are injected into your skin, they accelerate the healing process, encouraging collagen production in and around the injected area.
Typically, micro-needling is used to make tiny holes in your skin to help the PRP effectively penetrate your skin and aid the rejuvenation process.
Plasma is completely safe. It uses your own, natural plasma, which means there’s no likelihood of you having an allergic reaction. Once worked into the skin, it works to attract stem cells to the area, creating refreshed, smooth skin for a younger-looking you!
Schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE.