How To Get Youthful Skin with PRP Facial Rejuvenation in Five Easy Steps
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Facial Rejuvenation is an anti-aging treatment that harnesses your body’s own natural power to heal itself. It has become extremely popular over the last few years and is often called a vampire facial because the treatment involves drawing your own blood and then either injecting the platelets found in your blood into your skin, or applying it onto freshly microneedled skin for optimal absorption. Although that might sound like a grisly account from a horror story – it’s kind of the perfect treatment to talk about since we’re officially in spooky season, but this is actually a highly advanced skincare treatment.
This natural skin rejuvenation treatment uses high concentration of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to promote skin health by stimulating the underlying structural integrity of the skin. Plasma is widely used in the medical field for its restorative properties, particularly in surgery and wound care and because of its healing power, we use it in the aesthetics industry to help men and women turn back the clock and promote smoother, younger-looking skin. PRP’s restorative properties are used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as to restore health and vitality to the skin.
Here’s what you should know about PRP and how it can turn your skin around explained in five easy steps.
Step 1. Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Provides Rejuvenated Skin Just Like When You Were Younger
Remember as a child how quickly a scraped knee healed after a fall on a bicycle? That’s because when we were younger we had high concentrations of growth factors and our cells were young and in optimal condition. Plasma is amazing! We call it the “elixir of life” because it contains fundamental life-giving protein growth factors designed to restore and strengthen the body. As we age, cellular production starts to slow down, but thanks to treatments like PRP Facial Rejuvenation Treatments, when used aesthetically we take a concentration of cells to penetrate the skin and get the cells to work with the body to naturally promote new tissue and collagen growth.
Preparation is quick and completed in our office. A blood sample is extracted and placed in a centrifuge, which separates the plasma from the red blood cells. After the centrifugation is complete, the plasma is combined with calcium chloride and injected into the skin. You can expect the treatment to last 30-45 minutes depending on the areas being treated.
Step 2. Experience Immediate Effect with Long-Lasting Results with this Natural Anti-Aging Treatment
After the treatment, you will notice a softening of fine lines and deeper wrinkled areas, such as nasolabial folds and they’ll look plumper and smoother. However, the main goal of PRP is the development of long-term collagen formation in the dermis. Plumping of treated skin may be slowly absorbed by the dermis creating a platform for stronger skin.
Overall, results will vary depending on your health, age, and genetic make-up. Most patients enjoy a noticeable improvement in skin condition, texture, and tone within three weeks. The perks don’t stop there – subtle improvements can continue for up to a year!
Step 3. You Can Achieve Head to Toe Rejuvenation with PRP
PRP is derived from your own cells and contains no synthetic products, so it can treat virtually any area of the body including the face, neck, chest, hands, scars, etc. The blood is drawn safely and quickly prepared right here in our office and delivered to the skin within the same treatment session. This is the beauty of this treatment. We are basically using your own blood to heal and rejuvenate your skin head to toe.
Plus, did you know that we can use PRP to help rejuvenate your scalp? That’s right? Using the same concept we can help create a healthy rejuvenated environment to allow your scalp to help provide hair regrowth in many cases. How cool is that?
Step 4. What Are the Side Effects and Steps to Avoid Them by Giving Your Provider Key Info
Our clients report that a PRP Skin Rejuvenation procedure is less painful and causes less bruising than a regular dermal filler treatment in most cases, and because PRP is considered an autologous treatment which means that the collagen, elastin fibrins, and growth factors are extracted from your own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction, rejection or intolerance. But, like all medical procedures, we practice all the necessary precautions to make sure that you have no underlying conditions or are taking any medications that could interfere with this or any other anti-aging treatment.
During the consultation, it is extremely necessary that you inform your practitioner of any medications you are taking. In certain cases, some of the most common side effects are swelling, redness, and mild bruising, which is typical anytime injections are involved. Most of these side effects can be prevented but you need to disclose any history or tendency of bruising along with medical history, medications, and supplements you may be taking so that your provider can be sure to make any adjustments to your current meds/supplements or prescribe pre/post medications to help prevent the common side effects when possible.
Step 5. Specific PRP Aftercare Steps You Can Take to Ensure Long-Lasting Results
To get the best results from your PRP treatments, it is important to incorporate a balanced diet so that your body’s natural building blocks are in their healthiest state as they work hard to provide you with anti-aging building blocks, drink plenty of water, and follow a skincare routine as directed by our skin experts.
After Getting your PRP Rejuvenation Treatment:
• No scrubbing face or treated area for at least 6 hours (we provide our clients with post-treatment products to ensure gentle ingredients are used)
• Avoid disrupting platelet activity – this includes: alcohol, smoking, caffeine, NSAIDs, antibiotics, steroids, and blood thinners
• Keep away from any activity that warms the face (or treated area) for 24-48 hours. That means no heavy exercising or steam/saunas etc.
• Try to keep away from wearing heavy Makeup with toxic ingredients for 24 hours. If you must wear makeup we recommend Iredale Mineral Makeup, known as the Skincare Makeup, and is the only mineral makeup endorsed by the American Cancer Society which is safe enough to use immediately post laser resurfacing and treatments like PRP.
• Prevent Direct Sun exposure – Applying sun protection is a MUST. We offer safe and effective SPF products that are safe for skin that is healing from anti-aging treatments such as PRP.
We want you to feel comfortable throughout the process and that’s why we’re here to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. Interested in finally having smoother, more youthful-looking skin with PRP, but still have some questions? We can help! Having the skin of your dreams all starts with a consultation, which is why we recommend that your first step be to schedule a consultation with our professional experts. For the past 20 years, Dr. Sanchez and his team of dedicated skin experts have been helping Rio Grande Residents, just like you, achieve the skin of their dreams!
During your consultation, you’ll see how easy it is to get started on achieving the results that you want with a treatment like PRP. And, if for some reason during the skin analysis part of your consultation we don’t feel that a PRP treatment is the best option to start your skin rejuvenation journey, we’ll let you know and provide you with a treatment plan that is as unique as you are. Our top priority and one of our core values as a practice are to create long-lasting relationships with our clients. We don’t believe in wasting your time and money, which is why we use VISIA during every consultation to give our clients a visual map of their skin and what skin program will provide the desired results.
In conclusion, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is an incredibly beneficial and effective anti-aging treatment that everyone should consider. Not only does it help to improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but it also helps to stimulate collagen production, resulting in firmer, younger-looking skin. If you’re looking for a natural way to turn back the clock on your skin, PRP is definitely worth considering.
Ready to love the reflection staring back at you? Get started today by scheduling a consultation with one of our skincare professionals so you can have the skin of your dreams! To schedule, your Perfect Skin Consultation call us at (956) 664-1234 or book online.
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