You may remember when Kim Kardashian underwent a “vampire facial” a few years ago. The shocking pictures showed her with her own blood on her face, and many people thought it was a crazy new beauty trend. Celebrities may have first brought attention to the PRP Facial, however, it’s the results that are providing a lasting impression.
It’s been called the “vampire facial,” “blood facial” or the “no-facelift facelift,” and many are discovering the benefits of this treatment as their secret weapon to fight and reverse signs of aging. After a PRP Facial, patients report dramatically improved complexion and firmer skin tone – as well as a smoother texture with less fine lines and wrinkles or dark circles.
Those benefits are similar to other more invasive cosmetic treatments – or even an actual facelift, but this treatment is surgery-free. Also, since you’re using your own blood platelets there’s no risk of a reaction if you have sensitive skin.
What Is a PRP Facial?
PRP – or platelet rich plasma – is the concentrated and isolated platelets found in plasma from your blood. During a PRP treatment or facial, a sample of your blood will be drawn, then spun down in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. Since you’re using your own blood platelets there’s no risk of a reaction if you have sensitive skin. The concentrated platelet-rich plasma is then reinjected into your skin. It has incredible healing properties, and is successfully used by doctors to treat burns and repair skin injuries. Several scientific studies, including trials reported in the National Institute of Health report that “Topical application of growth factors (PRP) stimulates the rejuvenation of photo aged skin, improving its clinical appearance and introducing new collagen synthesis.”
What Makes a PRP Facial Special?
Skin will age over time – that’s unavoidable. However, certain factors – and the way we treat our skin – can speed up the aging process. Environmental factors such as smoking, exposure to chemicals or unprotected sun exposure with UVB radiation can accelerate the look of aged skin. How can you slow or even reverse the visible signs of aging? Doctors today are using regenerative medicine, and applying the same principles to aesthetics and skin care that they have used for burn victims to heal – platelet rich plasma.
Some of the PRP Facial benefits include:
- Lines and wrinkles will be smoothed
- Improved complexion
- Tighter, plumper skin, and a youthful glow
- No risk of side effects or allergies since it is your own natural plasma
- No surgery or downtime – you can resume normal activities afterward
- Quick – the minimally-invasive procedure lasts less than 1 hour
- 100% natural procedure – no Botox or dermal fillers, just your own platelet rich plasma
What Happens During a PRP Facial?
The question most people have is: will a PRP facial treatment hurt? Is it as painful as it looks? The answer is no – it’s no more uncomfortable than getting blood drawn at the doctor’s office. To ensure you’re comfortable, you will be given a topical anesthetic cream to numb your facial skin. Once your blood is drawn, the blood is put into a centrifuge which separates the growth factors of the plasma from the blood. This concentrated PRP with growth factors is then reinjected into your skin – it can either be infused by Microneedling – which is a roller which creates tiny pores or openings to stimulate collagen production, or reinjected into specific areas of concern. It’s typical to experience some redness or swelling at the injection site (or due to the Microneedling procedure – if you opt for that). Any effects from the PRP Facial should subside in 1-3 days, and you’ll see gradually improving results with clear, glowing and skin with enhanced firmness over the next 2 weeks as the PRP works its regenerative and healing “magic.” Women have reported that their skin is so improved and clear that they have stopped wearing foundation makeup after the procedure.
Why Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware is Different
Dr. Henry Childers strongly believes in – and provides his patients with the healing benefits of regenerative medicine and PRP therapy. He has seen first-hand how healing the treatment can be for reducing inflammation in painful joints, and is now bringing those results to the aesthetic world.
Get Incredible Results with our PRP Facial
At Regenerative Medical Center of Delaware, our PRP Facial, either alone or combined with Microneedling increases blood flow and the body’s natural growth factors to stimulate collagen production. Heal damaged skin and regain your youthful glow – you and your skin are worth it! Contact us today to learn more about how our PRP Facial can get you incredible results!