The best way to deal with all the misinformation out there is to provide you with the cold facts about PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facials.
What are PRP Facials?
You’ve probably heard of platelet-rich plasma facials, also known as PRP facials. The basic process begins with a technician drawing whole blood and then using a centrifuge to separate out the red cells. The remaining platelet-rich plasma is what’s used in the facial process.
Simply put, a PRP facial uses your own blood’s platelets and plasma on your face. The natural chemicals in your own PRP is slathered onto your face and then micro-needled into the skin during a short procedure. Once the plasma is in, it begins to do its work of rejuvenating your entire face, tightening wrinkled areas and smoothing the overall look. It’s able to do that because PRP’s essential chemical components stimulate collagen growth.
Some people opt to have just one facial while others undergo a regular series of procedures. The more often you have a PRP facial, the longer the results of each treatment will last, which is about three to six months.
What are the key advantages of PRP facials and why are they so popular?
- They truly transform the look of your skin in positive ways
- There’s no chance for an allergic reaction because the plasma comes from your own body
- Pain and discomfort is minimal and the procedure is short
This unique treatment causes the body’s natural processes to go into effect. Skin begins to produce more collagen and elastin in response to the needling. Simultaneously, the body also responds to the platelet-rich plasma and works with it to create additional collagen and elastin.
Results can last several months. That’s why many people choose to have PRP facials a few times per year to maintain the results for anti-aging purposes. Initially, it’s best to have about 4-6 treatments at two-week intervals to deal with scarring, skin damage and problem areas.
What are Some Myths and Facts About PRP Facials?
Myth: "PRP facials hurt."
Fact: There’s slight discomfort for a few minutes during and after the procedure, but noting significant.
Myth: "PRP facials are a form of surgery."
Fact: They’re not surgery at all. This is one of the key advantages of PRP treatments.
Myth: "There is a risk of infection."
Fact: Because the PRP facial uses your own blood plasma and platelets, there’s no risk of getting infected.
Myth: "PRP facials offer instant results and are better than face-lift surgery."
Fact: Precisely because the PRP facial is not surgery, it takes a while for results to appear. The big plus in this case is that non-surgical procedures cost much less than surgeries, so a PRP facial delivers excellent results without the high cost, or risks, of surgery. For people who have extremely damaged or aged skin, however, a face-lift might be a better option. Our team members will help you decide the optimal approach for your particular situation.
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