You may have heard of the PRP facial, also known as the Vampire Facial. PRP treatment for skin improves texture and elasticity along with addressing a host of other common concerns. Proper Eu Medical & Aesthetics Center offers PRP facials for people seeking skin rejuvenation.
Natural aging, sun damage, and acne scars are three common skin concerns. Aging often results in fine lines and sagging, while sun damage can lead to hyperpigmentation. Acne scars typically develop during the teen years and early 20s as patients enter adulthood.
PRP facials can address all these concerns and give patients a more youthful appearance overall.
Understanding the PRP Facial
A PRP facial combines your platelet-rich plasma with microneedling. The platelet-rich plasma encourages your skin to generate new collagen and elastin. At the same time, microneedling creates tiny puncture wounds that allow the PRP to penetrate your skin’s deeper layers.
Many people have learned about PRP facials from celebrities who have touted the procedure on social media. However, PRP facials aren’t only for celebrities. Many people incorporate them into their regular facial routines, undergoing treatment whenever they feel their skin needs it.
Benefits of a PRP Treatment for Skin
There are numerous advantages to undergoing a PRP treatment, including:
Enhanced Collagen Production
Collagen is the all-important protein that supports the skin’s structure and firmness. People begin to experience a decline in collagen production in their mid-20s, which accelerates as they age.
As collagen production decreases, people notice more fine lines and sagging. They may lose volume in their cheeks and see signs of a droopy neckline.
PRP facials stimulate collagen production through the combination of plasma and microneedling. Within a few weeks, patients notice a reduction in their fine lines and more firmness to their skin.
Fewer Wrinkles and Lines
Few people love wrinkles, but they’re an unavoidable part of aging. However, procedures like the PRP facial can hold the development of new wrinkles at bay and smooth existing ones.
Patients who get a PRP facial receive a collagen boost from the procedure. As collagen works, it heals the skin from the treatment and replaces older skin cells with fresher ones.
Individuals can enhance the wrinkle-busting effects of a PRP facial by having regularly scheduled treatments.
Better Skin Texture and Tone
Individuals who suffer from acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and age spots notice a more even skin tone following PRP treatments. PRP helps with skin rejuvenation and results in a better skin texture.
Patients who choose PRP facials will notice lighter hyperpigmentation and age spots, and acne scars should be less visible. Maintaining regular PRP treatments can enhance the quality of your skin and continually improve its tone.
A PRP treatment is a quick, effortless procedure that doesn’t require downtime. Most patients can undergo their PRP facial in less than an hour. Following treatment, you can return to your normal activities.
Unlike some other facial procedures, there’s no downtime after a PRP treatment for the skin. Nobody will know that you had a PRP facial unless you tell them.
The results from a PRP facial often last for months. You’ll see initial results within a few weeks as your body increases collagen production and your face heals from the microneedling treatment.
Patients can maintain their results by undergoing regular PRP treatments, spaced apart every few months. Often, more PRP treatments result in continuous skin rejuvenation.
What to Expect from a PRP Treatment for Skin
Before you have a PRP treatment for skin, we’ll consult with you to determine whether the therapy suits your skin concerns. We’ll discuss your medical history and skin care routine. Once we determine you’re a good candidate for the procedure, we’ll schedule your treatment.
A PRP facial begins with a small blood draw, usually from your arm. When we have your blood, we’ll place it in a centrifuge machine to separate the platelets and plasma.
Next, we’ll thoroughly cleanse your face before using the microneedling device. The microneedling device contains tiny needles that make tiny punctures in the skin as we move it around.
The microneedles are fully adjustable, and we’ll alter their length, depending on the thickness of your skin. Longer needles are typically used in the cheeks and chin, while shorter needles are appropriate for the eyes and forehead.
Once we’ve finished microneedling, we’ll spread your plasma around your face and let it sit. Many patients choose to allow the plasma to remain on their faces for up to 24 hours. Plasma is typically clear or yellow in tone, so if you’d like to experience additional healing benefits, it won’t be noticeable to your family or colleagues.
Of course, you can remove the PRP whenever you like, but we recommend allowing it to sit for a minimum of six hours.
Following your treatment, you can return to your regular activities. There’s no downtime, and there won’t be a significant difference to your face following your session. However, some people spend the rest of their day at home so they can fully indulge in the benefits of the PRP.
You’ll begin seeing your PRP facial benefits over the following weeks. The first benefits include a clearer skin tone and texture. You’ll notice improvements in fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars as your skin repairs itself.
Experience a PRP Facial for Yourself
The benefits of a PRP facial are well-known. Patients looking for skin rejuvenation will find their needs met with the treatment. To learn more about PRP treatment for skin, schedule a consultation today at Proper Eu Medical & Aesthetics Center in Caledonia, MI. We also serve the Grand Rapids, Lansing, and Kalamazoo areas.