A PRP facial is a type of facial that is used on many women. It has a range of benefits, and is a popular treatment. It is a natural alternative to many of the other treatments on the market right now. For those who don’t want to use harsh chemicals on their skin, this could be the solution. Are you interested in learning more about PRP facials, how they work and their benefits? If you are, keep reading down below where we are going to be discussing this.
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. Platelets play an important part in the healing function of your body. In your blood, you have both platelets and blood cells. The platelets have been known to help blood clot. They also contain growth factor proteins which help when healing injuries. As such, a PRP facial, also known as a vampire facial, can be hugely beneficial to your skin.
Many places take three to six sessions to do a PRP facial. At our practice, we do them in a single office visit. The effects of PRP facials can last anywhere between a few months to a few years. After this, you can go in for another session. Repeated sessions help your skin to maintain its ability to rejuvenate. This way, you will always have the best looking skin possible.
There is a reason that PRP facials are also called vampire facials. The reason is that the process uses your own blood. Your technician will first draw your own blood, and then begin separating the red cells. The remaining platelet-rich plasma is what will be used for your facial. As such, you are technically using your own blood for a facial, hence the nickname for the treatment.
Once this has been done, the technician will put this onto your face, and then microneedle it in. Essentially, your blood is put on your face after being separated. After this, needles will be used to ensure that it is absorbed into the skin properly. As soon as the plasma is in your skin, it will begin getting to work. You should experience some of the benefits very shortly after the procedure has taken place.
It is a short procedure, and doesn’t require any recovery time. You can resume your regular activities minutes after your procedure has taken place.
When performed by licensed healthcare professionals, these facials use cutting edge beauty treatments and offer immediate results.
One of the benefits is an increase in collagen and elastin production. This thickens and tightens your skin, smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. The boost in collagen and elastin will provide total rejuvenation for your face. Instead of having wrinkled skin, you are going to have smooth, flawless skin. The collagen boost will also improve overall skin texture and tone. As such, if you suffer from a condition such as acne, this could be extremely helpful.
Another benefit is that it is a completely safe procedure. You are not using any harmful chemicals on your skin. Everything that will be absorbed into the skin has come from your own body. It’s your own blood, and this makes it extremely safe. There are very minimal risks to this procedure and these relate to the needle rather than the plasma.
As we mentioned, the results are long lasting. While it might take a few weeks for any major changes, it lasts for over a year. As such, it’s one of the longer lasting solutions that is offered. You won’t need to go through the process again for nearly two years, making it cost effective as well.
You will often notice the signs of ageing under your eyes and in other hard to reach areas. The good news is that PRP can reach these areas with little to no difficulty. As the plasma absorbs into the skin, it gets everywhere. This means that the signs of aging will be reduced. Once you have finished your treatment, you will feel youthful once more.
Now that you see some of the facts and myths, you should understand more about the benefits. There are a lot of false claims out there, so it’s important to do your research before you book your facial. If you are still not convinced about the PRP facial, you can speak to a technician. They will be able to reassure you that the whole thing is perfectly safe. Do not hesitate to speak to someone if you are struggling to decide or have further questions.
We hope that you have found this article helpful. Hopefully now, you have a better understanding of what a PRP facial is and some of the benefits. If you are interested in booking in for one of these facials, get in touch with us. Find us at a location nearest to you.
Dr. Anand Thakkar is a licensed Internal Medicine physician. He is Board Certified in Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine. He has been a member of the teaching faculty for students at Chicago Medical School and has been featured on ABC, FOX, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, and Forbes as a recognized authority in wellness, fitness & nutrition, weight loss, anti-aging, hormones & metabolic medicine, holistic medicine, lifestyle coaching and women’s & men’s health. His mission is to help people become the healthiest versions of themselves using movement, nutrition, and a whole-body approach to medical care.