You may have heard about the many benefits of PRP, but what is it exactly? Platelet-rich plasma or PRP therapy uses a patient’s own platelets to support wound healing and joint injury. It is also used to treat osteoarthritis pain and help with hair loss prevention.
PRP injections can also help patients achieve a youthful appearance. It is quickly becoming a popular anti-aging treatment that reduces wrinkles, plumps up the skin, and improves complexion with a reduced recovery period compared to the traditional facelift.
How It Works
First, a small sample of your own blood is drawn. The sample is then placed in a centrifuge that separates the blood into layers, one of which contains a high concentration of platelets.
The high concentration of platelets is then applied to the skin. This can be done through an injection or a microneedling process.
Microneedling creates small and controlled micro punctures to the skin which allows the penetration of PRP. Microneedling with PRP stimulates collagen production and increases elastin density which reveals a restored tissue volume while reducing fine lines and other skin imperfections.
Aside from reduced wrinkles, plumped-up skin, and improved complexion, there are other reasons to try PRP as a facial treatment.
Compared with other anti-aging procedures and treatments like a facelift, PRP’s recovery time is much less allowing you to see a noticeable improvement in just a couple of weeks. Appointments are also convenient as they are short and can take between 45 minutes to an hour.
Regenerative PRP facials are also a minimally-invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery if you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin.
A Gentle and Convenient Anti-Aging Solution
With its impressive results and convenience, PRP is an excellent option for anyone looking to rejuvenate their skin and achieve a more youthful appearance. And when done with the right facility, PRP facial is a safe and better alternative that offers downtime and discomfort.