PRP is a highly effective way to give your skin care treatments a boost – all by using your own human growth factors.
WHAT IS A PRP FACIAL?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, and its addition is taking our skin care treatments to the next level. It works by using your own growth factors to transform fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyper pigmentation, and many other concerns associated with aging skin.
Your blood contains red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which encourage healing from injury, especially to the surface layers of the skin. For a PRP facial treatment, your blood is spun down in a centrifuge to separate the platelet rich plasma from the blood cells. The plasma is then applied to or injected into your skin during or immediately after treatment. This highly concentrated serum infused with your own human growth factors is given back to the skin and body to accelerate healing and maximize your results.
THE BENEFITS OF PRP
- Platelet rich plasma can be added onto numerous other treatments such as:
- Profound RF
- Laser & BBL
- Exfoliating Facials
After having any one of these skin care treatments, your body’s own natural healing process kicks in to repair the skin, stimulating the creation of new collagen. When we add PRP (platelet rich plasma) into the equation, the healing process gets a boost thanks to the hundreds of human growth factors aiding in recovery.
PRP facial became popular years ago, but its use has gone through a number of advancements and the process is more refined than ever before. Now, instead of applying whole blood to the skin, only the platelet-rich plasma full of human growth factors is used on the face. PRP can also be injected into the skin to help boost collagen production in areas that may be hollow, sagging, or showing other signs of aging. Some of the most frequently injected areas are under the eyes and around the mouth and nose.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR PRP TREATMENT
When having PRP added to your skin care treatment, you will have your blood drawn by a registered nurse. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge to isolate the human growth factors from the blood cells. Once separated, the PRP can then be applied directly onto skin to maximize cell turnover and collagen production, or injected into skin that needs a dose of concentrated healing. Some areas that are commonly injected are the nasolabial folds (parenthesis around the mouth) or in the skin.