One of the major reasons our skin begins to crack, wrinkle and sag is because we lose the natural ingredients that make it bright and youthful due to age. You can bring this youth and vibrancy back to your skin by giving it more of the natural ingredients it loses as we get older.
PRP for facial rejuvenation smoothes out the skin and brings back its natural-looking plumpness by using the parts of the blood that stimulate the cells and encourage growth.
What is PRP for Facial Rejuvenation?
PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a method of rejuvenating the skin using your blood’s plasma. This plasma is what already gives your skin a youthful look, and by adding additional plasma to the face you can see noticeable results in just a few visits.
The process starts with getting your blood drawn. This is the same as donating blood or having blood taken by your primary care physician. Once this blood is drawn, it is put into a centrifuge where it is spun at very high speeds so that the plasma is separated from the rest of the blood’s components. This plasma is then used as natural means for facial rejuvenation or in order to stimulate hair growth.
How Does PRP Help Rejuvenate My Face?
Unlike dermal fillers, which are made of solid materials and are used as a replacement for your skin’s natural collagen, PRP uses your body’s own plasma to encourage collagen growth and replace old skin cells with brand new ones. PRP facials can be used to:
- Add volume to your face
- Fight wrinkles around the forehead
- Eliminate puffy eyes
- Smooth out facial wrinkles like crow’s feet
- Enhance facial treatments you’re already using
What is the PRP Process Like?
The first step to rejuvenating your face with PRP is to get your blood drawn. The drawn blood is then put into a centrifuge and the plasma is separated and removed. The plasma is injected back into your face at specific points that you and a member of our team decided beforehand.
The process can be completed in about an hour and features no downtime or recovery process, which makes PRP ideal to fit in your busy schedule. There may be some soreness, swelling or redness at the injection sites, but these symptoms are mild and wear off within an hour or two.
PRP results are best seen after multiple treatments. Initial results are seen in as little as one month after treatment and often get better as time goes on. It’s recommended to make follow up appointments every couple of months for a more consistent look.
Call Aesthetics by RidgeView Dermatology today and set up a consultation where a member of our aesthetics team can tell you all the benefits of PRP for facial rejuvenation and how you can get set up on a schedule right away!