Platelet Rich Plasma
What It Is
Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as a “Vampire Facial”, is used for wound healing, scarring, and facial rejuvenation. It utilizes your body’s natural healing system– your blood– to produce fantastic anti-aging benefits for your skin. Platelet Rich Plasma is produced from your blood by separating the platelets from the red blood cells and then injecting it into treatment areas. The treatment will revitalize and enhance the appearance of your skin, naturally! This will give you excellent anti-aging benefits along with an increase in collagen production in the skin.
Many areas of the body can be treated with Platelet Rich Plasma, including the face and neck. Popular treatment areas on the face include the nasolabial folds (smile lines), under the eyes to fill out the hollowed area, and the cheeks to restore lost volume.
How It Works
Platelets are cells in your blood that function as a healing response when your body experiences injury. By releasing growth factors that stimulate cell turnover, your skin is able to receive many skin healing and anti-aging benefits when it is directly injected into areas of concern. This repairs damaged tissue very effectively, which in turn is beneficial to patients hoping to reduce aging signs such as photodamage and lines and wrinkles. On a long term basis, the surplus collagen production will increase the skin’s overall strength and resilience to provide long-lasting benefits.
Platelet Rich Plasma is an excellent treatment if you are looking to gain a youthful, radiant complexion with diminished fine lines and wrinkles. It works by boosting the natural production of collagen in the skin because it contains 3-5x as many stem cells compared to normal blood.
When used in combination with laser resurfacing or other skin tightening procedures, the results from this treatment can be maximized. It also pairs well with fillers, such as Princess, for a natural makeover that takes years off your complexion.
You will see gradual improvements in your skin over a period of 6 weeks after your procedure since the production of collagen will be stimulated during this time. This will, however, depend on your lifestyle habits and your skin’s condition. You may require more than one treatment if you have mature skin.
How long do the results last?
The entire treatment process can take between 45 minutes to 1 hour from the beginning to the end. As your body begins to naturally produce collagen, you will see results within the first 6 weeks after treatment. Your results should have the longevity of approximately 18 months, but this is dependent on the condition of your skin, your lifestyle habits, and how well you maintain your skin post-treatment.
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