If you’ve been considering cosmetic treatments to make your face look younger, you might have heard of one called a PRP facial. This treatment uses the anti-aging properties of platelet-rich protein and other techniques to tighten, smooth, and improve skin tone. Here at Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ, we offer this treatment to our patients. Schedule your consultation today to find out how we can help you regain soft, youthful skin.
What Is a PRP Facial Treatment?
The Anti-Aging Properties of Your Blood
A platelet-rich plasma facial, or PRP, is technically considered a medical procedure rather than a cosmetic treatment since we use your own blood for the process. The platelet-rich plasma comes right from the blood and is then administered to your skin.
To begin, we take a small sample of your blood. The blood is then spun in a centrifuge device (think of that ride at the carnival where you’re stuck to the wall and the floor drops out), which then effectively separates the plasma and platelets from the rest of your blood. The two are then combined, which creates the platelet-rich protein that we use for your facial.
How Does the Microneedling Process Work?
The technique we use to administer the treatment is called microneedling, which is an effective anti-aging technique. It’s used to create tiny holes in the skin, which encourage the absorption of the platelet-rich protein. Another way that this treatment combats the effects of aging is by stimulating collagen production in your body.
That’s why this treatment is so effective—because it not only helps with collagen production but also allows you to see results much quicker than through microneedling alone. Here at Simply.Aesthetics, we recommend both treatments, which enable you to get increased production and quicker results.
When Can You See Results?
Most of our patients see some immediate results, but it takes anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to see the final results. It takes this long because your body needs some time to boost collagen productions. However, some immediate results you’ll notice (within a few days) will be the tighter skin in the treatment area. Then, you’ll see smoother skin and that your wrinkles and any scars are beginning to fade.
Depending on your motivation for this treatment and what goals you hope to achieve, you may need several treatment sessions around four to eight weeks apart. for instance, scarred skin usually takes more treatments than wrinkled skin. However, during your initial consultation with our aesthetics experts, we will ask your skin concerns and determine how many treatments you’ll need. While the results are very long-lasting, we recommend periodic touch-up sessions to fully maintain your desired results.
Benefits of a Platelet-Rich Plasma Facial Treatment
One of the best benefits of getting this treatment is that it’s non-surgical. There will be no incisions, and no anesthesia, both of which require lengthy recovery and downtime. While we do administer a topical anesthetic just for comfort purposes, it doesn’t require any recovery time.
Since this treatment is minimally invasive, it’s also a much safer option than surgical intervention. That makes this treatment ideal for many different kinds of people.
Quick Treatment Sessions
Another great benefit of a PRP facial is that the treatment process is extremely quick. Drawing your blood and separating it with the centrifuge only takes about ten minutes. Then, the treatment process itself with microneedling and administration of PRP usually takes around thirty to sixty minutes, depending on the size of your treatment area.
Low Risk of Infection
It’s a given that surgical procedures and some cosmetic treatments can carry a risk of infection. However, using platelet-rich protein doesn’t have this risk since it’s your own blood. Your body recognizes your own blood, platelets, and plasma during the process, and responds by increasing collagen production.
No Painful Recovery or Downtime
With a PRP facial, there’s no painful recovery or downtime associated with the treatment at all. You won’t have to spend any time in a recovery room post-treatment, and you won’t have to miss work or other daily activities. In fact, even the tiny microneedling holes are healed almost instantly due to the application of the platelet-rich plasma.
This treatment doesn’t require any extensive preparation, making it very simple. There are a few concerns, including remembering to wear sunscreen on the treatment area about a week prior to your first session.
Also, we ask that you drink at least 64 ounces of water each day for the three days before your treatment. It’s also vital to come to your treatment session completely barefaced: this means no lotion, makeup, cream, serums, powders, or any skincare product on the treatment area.
Improved Skin Tightness Smoothness Elasticity
The primary benefit of platelet-rich plasma treatments is improved skin tone, tightness, smoothness, and elasticity. It won’t be long before skin imperfections like wrinkles or scars begin to fade, and your skin will ultimately look tighter, more youthful, and healthy.
Also, it helps your skincare products become more effective and can be absorbed better since this treatment also helps unclog pores.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
It’s easy to see why a PRP facial is so popular: there are very few downsides and plenty of excellent benefits to this anti-aging treatment. Here at Improve Health MedSpa, we offer the latest cosmetic treatments designed to help you live your best life. Contact us today at Simply.Aesthetics in Manasquan, NJ, today to set up your consultation and learn how this innovative anti-aging treatment can help you.