Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a non-surgical treatment that can dramatically improve the appearance of the skin for those struggling with premature wrinkles, sun damage, or uneven skin tone. Platelet-rich plasma combines two elements: plasma, the liquid portion of the blood, and platelets, or blood cells that play a key role in your body’s natural healing process. PRP can rejuvenate the skin from the inside out by using the blood cells to amplify the body’s natural healing ability.
What Benefits Does Platelet-Rich Plasma Facial Provide?
Here are a few benefits of why PRP has become one of the go-to treatments for so many people.
Increased Collagen Production
People will experience a drop in their body’s collagen production rate with age, which continues to decline in the late 20s to early 30s. Collagen is an important protein in muscles, bones, skin, ligaments, and tendons. This is because collagen helps the blood clot and provides the skin with its firm structure, the reason why unhealthy skin becomes one visible sign of low collagen in the body.
That said, a PRP facial is an excellent choice for people bothered by the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other aging signs in their skin. The treatment enhances the skin quality, as well as restores the skin’s youthful appearance by boosting the natural collagen production of the body.
Moreover, the production of collagen is triggered when the skin cells are traumatized. This facial utilizes small needles puncturing the skin’s upper layers. The existing collagen in the body tries to heal the skin once the skin is wounded, producing new and stronger collagen for a couple of weeks.
Reduced Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Fine lines and wrinkles are a few common reasons more people are trying out PRP facials as a rejuvenation treatment. When the old skin cells are recycled, facial lines are slowly erased, forming new skin cells with healthier elastin and collagen.
Once the skin begins to tighten as a response to the micro incisions on the skin, the different signs of aging caused by loose skin are eliminated. Additionally, The deeper folds in the skin also begin to disappear, and the hollow areas are plumped.
Improved Skin Tone and Texture
PRP facial therapy dramatically benefits people with surgical and acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, scars from injury, and other forms of poor skin texture and tone. Indeed, the skin’s overall appearance improves once the body produces new and healthier skin cells.
Fewer Risks and Side Effects
Since PRP facial treatment is non-surgical, the treatment is considered low-risk with no major side effects. As indicated, PRP involves extracting the patient’s own blood, so plasma rejection or any negative response from the body does not pose any risk.
Although PRP therapy has no significant side effects, patients might experience the following symptoms:
Typically, these symptoms subside after a few days, but it’s advisable to consult a doctor if the discomfort becomes unbearable. While PRP is generally safe, patients might develop an infection if an inexperienced provider mishandles the solution. Also, the extracted blood sample must be sterile at all times, as well as a provider must follow the guidelines from certified transfusion centers to make sure that the patient’s own blood is injected back into them.
Prior to the PRP facial treatment, the face is thoroughly cleansed to ensure no irritants or pollutants that might affect the treatment. Also, the patient shouldn’t be wearing makeup since it causes an adverse reaction to the procedure.
Once the face is cleansed, local anesthesia will be applied to the face by the provider. The provider approaches those treatment sites with extra care since the skin in the mouth, hairline, and eye area is extremely sensitive. Patients might feel the device as it’s applied to the skin, but the procedure won’t be painful.
Patients are also encouraged to take medications like Tylenol before or after the procedure to ensure the process is comfortable. However, avoiding anti-inflammatory medications a week before and after the treatment is best. Ice packs on the treated site are also safe to speed up cellular rejuvenation.
The results of vampire facials typically appear within a few weeks after the treatment. The collagen production process takes a while, so the results constantly improve until the patients notice the full results after a few months.
While some anti-aging treatments are only suitable for a few months, PRP facial rejuvenation provides high-quality results for up to a year. Aging is a continuous process, so it’s important to visit the provider for yearly PRP facial treatments. This helps patients maintain younger-looking and healthier skin.
Who Are Good Candidates For PRP Facial?
Another benefit of PRP facials is that most people can undergo treatment safely as the procedure uses their own blood. This means there is no chance of an allergic reaction and a very low risk of side effects. Most healthy adults are good candidates for a PRP facial.
In rare cases, however, certain medical conditions may mean the procedure is unsafe. Those who take blood thinners or have rare blood-related disorders may not be good candidates. It is best to consult a practitioner before undergoing a PRP facial to ensure the procedure is safe.
In addition, the following may not be a good candidate for this treatment:
- Scar easily
- Have a history of poor wound healing
- Have a blood-related medical condition
- Have active acne that results in new scarring
- Have skin conditions, such as rosacea or eczema
- Have undergone skin radiation in the last 12 months
The Bottom Line
PRP Facial involves reinjecting a person’s own platelet-rich plasma into the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, rejuvenate the skin and repair the signs of aging. ZI BLOOM Aesthetics offers Platelet-Rich Plasma, also called Liquid Gold, which is a proven way to generate the growth of new cells in the body, and help heal and rejuvenate the skin. Furthermore, the benefits of PRP include stimulating hair growth, minimizing the appearance of scarring, promoting collagen production in the body, and much more.