PRP for Skin Rejuvenation
What is the PRP Procedure for the Face?
PRP facials are not cosmetic procedures, but rather medical procedures. The person doing the procedure takes a sample of your blood and isolates the protein-rich plasma and platelets to create the PRP.
A centrifuge is spun around to extract protein-rich plasma. The platelets are also removed. The sample is then concentrated and called platelet-rich plasma (PRP). The high levels of growth factors in the PRP help the body to heal. Dermatologists began using PRP to promote the growth of collagen.
The full effect of PRP facial treatments appears in a few weeks to months.
How Does the PRP Facial Work?
There are different ways to get the PRP facial. In the first option, the plasma is spread on your face, after which micro-needling across the forehead and cheeks helps the face absorb proteins. Microneedling is a procedure that makes a series of superficial, tiny holes using sterile needles. Both the micro-needling and the PRP stimulate collagen growth.
PRP Benefits for Face
The PRP facial can be beneficial to people who have wrinkles, sun damage, or scars. By placing PRP back into the skin, cell proliferation is encouraged. This leads to an increase in elastin and collagen production. As a result, the skin will look tighter, fuller, and smoother.
Is PRP safe?
Because the treatments use a patient’s own tissues, PRP injections are safe and can be administered alone or used in conjunction with other procedures.
Who can have PRP rejuvenation?
PRP is deemed safe for most people, but it is not recommended for people with these medical conditions:
- HIV or AIDS
- Any type of blood cancer
- Skin cancer in the area to be treated
- Hepatitis C
- Cardiovascular diseases that require blood thinners
The above conditions impact your platelets, so they cannot produce the expected results of PRP treatment.
If you choose to have a PRP facial, you will have to get your blood taken. You will also have some pain and bruising post-operatively from the micro-needling. The procedure is safe for most people, excluding those with clotting conditions that need blood thinners or other blood-related health issues. When your skin is very loose or has a lot of sun damage, simple treatments may not give you the improvement in appearance expected.