The Power of PRP in Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
Some of the most innovative and effective treatments come from things that our bodies produce every day. From collagen and keratin to hyaluronic acid, our bodies give us the perfect tools to heal and restore.
One of the hottest trends in health is the use of PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, for wound healing as well as in orthopedic treatments. Because of its efficacy, PRP is now used in many other areas of medicine, including the aesthetic industry.
One of the more popular treatments offered at our facility is the PRP stem cell facial. This procedure uses stem cell science to encourage the body to produce more collagen, elastin, fat tissue, and blood vessels, which are critical for line and wrinkle reduction as well as skin tone and texture.
What Happens During a PRP Stem Cell Procedure?
The procedure begins by the doctor drawing about 4-6 ml of blood, which is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets using TruPRP. This system delivers a higher platelet concentration than other systems on the market. Once processed, the platelet-rich plasma or PRP is drawn into a syringe and is then reintroduced to the skin at the location site of any areas of concern.
PRP with Injectables
Many patients choose to begin their procedure with Restylane or other injectables to restore facial features before the introduction of PRP. The PRP recruits stem cells in the body to rejuvenate the skin through an increased production of collagen and elastin. Most PRP with Injectables, also known as the PRP Facelift, should be repeated every 9 months to maintain results. You can find more information on injectables here.
PRP with Microneedling
Certain conditions, such as acne, benefit significantly from the combined treatment of PRP and microneedling. During the procedure, tiny perforations are made in the skin using a hand-held device containing microneedles. The doctor then applies PRP to the skin. The tiny perforations made during microneedling allow the PRP to reach the skin’s deepest layers where it can be most beneficial. The PRP stimulates the growth of new healthy skin cells to smooth skin and scar tissue. A series of 3 treatments every 4-6 weeks is recommended for best results. You can find more information on microneedling here.
Does the PRP Stem Cell Procedure Hurt?
Dr. Brar takes great care to minimize any pain or discomfort felt during any of the aesthetic treatments she offers. Before injecting the PRP, Dr. Brar administers a small amount of topical anesthetic to keep her patients comfortable.
How Quickly do Results Appear?
The full benefit of PRP begins taking effect in three weeks with maximum effect occurring in three months.
How Long do the Results Last?
PRP Stem Cell results typically last about 18 months.
To find out if PRP stem cell treatments can help you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gina Brar today.