What Exactly Is a PRP Facial?
Before you can understand the treatment itself, you need to understand what PRP is.
What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is a sample of your own blood in which the red blood cells and much of the plasma have been removed, leaving only a concentrated sample of what remains: platelets and white blood cells – which happens to be the part of the blood full of growth and healing properties.
Basically, platelets are chock-full of proteins known as “growth factors”, which are responsible for renewed cell turnover, stimulating collagen, elastin and new skin growth, and a number of other wonderful and useful “healing-related” things.
Because it’s a concentrated version, PRP typically has up to eight times more platelets than normal blood, meaning it’s essentially a supercharged version of its usual self.
How is PRP used in Facials?
As the PRP is drawn from a patient’s own blood, it’s effectively a completely organic but remarkably powerful “serum” that can then be used as part of a facial rejuvenation treatment to naturally stimulate collagen production and new cell growth.
A PRP facial is usually done in combination with microneedling (which involves making hundreds of controlled microscopic wounds across the face, to also stimulate the body’s natural healing response). By using PRP as the “serum” that’s delivered into these micro-wounds, the healing response that’s stimulated is far more potent and robust than it could ever be otherwise.
The result? Noticeably and naturally more youthful and radiant skin.
Another common treatment method is injecting PRP directly into the skin, particularly in more delicate areas or for more specific and localized skin concerns. It’s often referred to as a “natural filler” given the similarity in method and results it can produce. And it’s also possible to utilize both methods as part of the same treatment.
The Top 10 Benefits of a PRP Facial
The main and overriding benefit of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is that it stimulates new cell growth and boosts production of elastin and collagen (something we naturally produce less of as we get older).
These growth factors are what keep our skin looking full, youthful, and radiant. So by using PRP as a potent topical serum that’s absorbed back into the deeper levels of our skin, it enhances its own effects and makes skin look noticeably tighter, fuller, smoother, and more radiant.
So the main benefit is a pretty great one, but it’s far from the only one…
Here are all the ways PRP can rejuvenate your skin, and the other top benefits of this cutting-edge treatment:
- Smoothes out skin tone and texture
- Enhances skin volume and plumps up sagging skin
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces deep creases
- Diminishes acne scars, sunspots, and other blemishes
- Leaves the skin with a rejuvenated, dewy glow
- Treats hard-to-reach delicate areas such as under the eyes, reducing dark
- circles Natural yet noticeable and long-lasting results
- A completely safe, organic procedure utilizing your body’s own natural resources
- Non-surgical, minimally invasive, and minimal downtime
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