Platelets are tiny little miracle workers that clot your blood when you get a cut or scrape. When scabs form on your skin, those are platelets in action! Since they are potent healing mechanisms, they may be able to keep your face looking and feeling more supple for longer. So if you’re wondering how exactly a platelet-rich plasma treatment for your face works, you’ve come to the right place.
Should You Try a Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Your Face?
If you’re struggling with the following, then a PRP facial could be a great treatment for you:
- Dark undereye circles
- Eye puffiness
- Sagging skin
- Fine lines or wrinkles around your eyes, cheeks, and mouth
- Sun spots
- Skin dullness
How Does a PRP Facial Work?
PRP facials work by encouraging collagen production. Collagen is one of the main proteins in your skin that provides your face with shape and volume. That’s why losing collagen leads to face creases and sagging skin.
Your specialist will draw a small amount of blood from your skin to create the PRP injections.
They will go on to place it in a centrifuge to separate your platelets from the small sample they took. These platelets are what they inject into your skin.
The next step is to cleanse and prep your face for the treatment.
Our last step is to inject the platelets into your skin for facial rejuvenation.
The injection procedure tends to last for a few seconds at most so you can get in and out quickly. If you’re worried about needles, most people find that the treatment is only mildly uncomfortable for them. There’s no downtime needed but you might notice mild swelling or bruising up to 3 days after your procedure.
When Do I See Results?
You might notice subtle results in the days after the platelet-rich plasma treatment for your face, such as facial tightening and glowy skin. But the most significant results usually come after three to four weeks as it takes time for collagen to reproduce itself.
For long-term results, especially if you have stubborn problem areas, it is best for you to continue your PRP facials for as long as needed.
Most Common Questions
Q: Is there a risk of an allergic reaction?
A: Since the platelet-rich plasma comes from your body, there is very little chance that you will experience an allergic reaction.
Q: Is there a risk of infection?
A: As your specialist will use sterile tools and your own platelets, there is very little opportunity for an infection to form.
Q: Why should I choose PRP facials over other types of treatment?
A: PRP facials are a non-invasive treatment that can rejuvenate your skin without the risks of surgery or fillers. This treatment restores your skin from the inside out and treats the root cause of your cosmetic problems.
For a free consultation to discover if a PRP facial is right for you, send us a message online or call us at 1-800-826-5366.