PRP Facial

The Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial, is a minimally-invasive and nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that works to rejuvenate the skin and reverse early signs of aging by injecting your own blood directly into the dermis layer of your skin. Plasma has been utilized successfully for decades in the medical community to promote faster healing and reduce inflammation in common sports injuries and orthopedic conditions with incredible results. Now, these same benefits are being applied to the skin to improve the quality, texture and appearance of your complexion from the inside out with minimal side effects and downtime.

How Does PRP Therapy Work?

The blood found in your body is primarily made up of plasma, which is the liquid component of blood that is rich in nutrients, red and white blood cells and platelets. Platelets play an essential role in helping the blood to clot when you sustain a cut or injury; however, it also contains proteins that are critical for stimulating new tissue growth, reducing inflammation and promoting overall healing. The PRP facial is a proven regenerative treatment that separates the plasma from your blood and injects it directly into your skin at the source of your concerns to improve and reduce their appearance from within.

The first step in a PRP treatment is to collect a small sample of blood from your arm, similar to when you receive a routine blood test at the doctor’s office. The collected blood is then spun in a machine known as a centrifuge to isolate the PRP from your blood’s other components. Once the PRP has been separated, the treated areas of your skin will be numbed with a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort. The PRP serum is then strategically injected into your treatment areas for deep tissue infusion and begins to promote new collagen production and generates new cells to repair your skin gradually over time.

What Concerns Can PRP Treat?

A PRP facial is an ideal treatment for several common skin concerns and blemishes that offers dramatic, long-lasting results. Some of the concerns that may be improved with a PRP facial include:

  • Acne scars and active acne
  • Age spots or sun spots
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Large pores
  • Necklines
  • Reduced skin elasticity
  • Volume loss
  • Uneven skin tone and texture

After a series of treatments, collagen production is reinvigorated within the skin, leading to a smoother, softer and more youthful complexion. During your initial consultation, Dr. Vasisht will help you determine the optimal amount of treatments required to achieve the most optimal results for your goals and concerns.

Recovery and Results

As a minimally-invasive treatment, a PRP facial has few side effects associated with the procedure. Patients may experience some mild swelling and redness following their facial, but these symptoms will usually subside within 24 hours of your treatment. Because the injections will only use the components found in your blood, you will avoid the adverse side effects that often accompany synthetic rejuvenating solutions or more invasive cosmetic procedures.

Patients should expect to start seeing the results of their PRP facial in about three to four weeks depending on how quickly responds to the treatment. Within a month, you should see noticeable improvements to early signs of aging, blemishes and scarring as well as improved skin tone and texture. While natural collagen production will continue for as many as three months after your treatment, the results of your PRP facial can be enjoyed for up to a full year.

If you’d like to drastically improve the quality and appearance of your skin without side effects or downtime, look no further than a PRP facial at South Shore Plastic Surgery. To see if our PRP Facial is right for you, contact our expert staff led by board-certified Dr. Vasisht today at 856-322-8100 to schedule your consultation.