While some people are genetically blessed with naturally radiant skin, others have to work for it. Luckily, there are plenty of treatment options that can help brighten your complexion and give you a healthy glow.
Have you heard of the vampire facial? Its professional name is PRP therapy, which stands for platelet-rich plasma therapy.
PRP treatment is used for a variety of treatment methods including hair growth and joint health.
How Does PRP Treatment Work?
Plasma is the part of your blood that transfers white and red blood cells throughout your body. Platelets present in your blood help trigger new tissue growth while promoting healing.
When used for a facial, PRP treatment for skin can be combined with microneedling.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a type of facial in which ultra-fine micro-needles create micro punctures in the skin.
These little punctures activate your skin’s natural healing process. During this process, your skin generates collagen at the source of the treatment site.
Why Does Collagen Matter?
Collagen is a substantial protein in your body that plays several roles, from wound healing to holding your connective tissue together.
Collagen helps make skin supple, smooth, plump, and beautiful. Everyone has collagen in their bodies—in fact, it makes up about 30% of the protein in your body.
However, as you age, your collagen levels naturally decline. Once you enter into your early thirties, your body doesn’t produce as much collagen as it used to. This decline continues as you age.
Although microneedling can be done on its own, when combined with PRP therapy, the effects of treatment can be magnified.
What PRP Therapy Treats
PRP therapy is not only effective for rejuvenating skin, but it can also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles throughout your face.
Frown lines are the vertical lines between your eyebrows. These lines deepen when you concentrate, squint, or are upset. Once your skin loses a significant amount of elastin and collagen, the lines stay settled into your skin, even when you have a neutral expression.
PRP therapy can help effectively reduce the appearance of frown lines.
Crow’s feet are the crinkles on the outer corners of your eyes. They form from smiling and laughing.
These lines have the tendency to make you appear much older than you actually are, however. Luckily, PRP therapy can treat them.
Horizontal Forehead Lines
Frown lines are the vertical lines between your eyebrows. Horizontal forehead lines are the lines that extend broadly across your forehead. These lines typically settle into your skin from expressions like raising your eyebrows.
These are some of the harshest and deepest wrinkles on your face. PRP therapy is designed to be able to treat aggressive, deep-set wrinkles like these.
These are the wrinkles that run from the side of your nose down the corner of your mouth toward your chin. These lines get deeper over time. PRP therapy helps rejuvenate this area to add collagen back into the skin.
Uneven Skin Tone
Sometimes, your skin tone becomes uneven, especially if you have sun damage. PRP therapy can help even out the pigment by rejuvenating your skin, allowing for a bright and glowing complexion.
If you had severe acne when you were younger, you may have some residual scarring on your face.
PRP injection can help to renew scarred areas of your skin, resulting in a reduced appearance of acne scars.
How PRP Facials Work
The first step of the PRP facial is to draw a small sample of your blood. Our medical team then takes the blood sample and places it in a centrifuge so the plasma is separated from red blood cells.
Once we have the platelet-rich plasma ready for injection, we begin the microneedling process of the facial. This is where we take a handheld device and gently run it over your face.
After we’ve made small punctures in your skin, we inject the PRP into the treatment areas.
Results aren’t immediate, as the principle of PRP injection is encouraging your body to rejuvenate itself, and this takes time.
Generally, clients start noticing results within the first one to two weeks following treatment. Full results are visible four to six weeks after treatment, depending on the client.
How long results last depends largely on you and your skin health habits. Most patients can enjoy their results for up to six months following treatment.
To help maintain the integrity of your results, we encourage wearing SPF and using high-quality skincare products to protect your skin and keep it moisturized.
Benefits of PRP
PRP facials are an all-natural treatment because no other injectable is being used during the process outside of your own blood.
This is beneficial for sensitive patients who have allergies to other cosmetic injectables. Plus, there’s no risk of your body actually rejecting the treatment.
Additionally, PRP injections are non-surgical, which means you won’t have to undergo anesthesia or spend downtime in recovery.
After treatment, you can resume your regular routine.
Ready to Experience the Vampire Facial?
If you’re interested in trying a PRP therapy facial, contact Live Medspa in Doral, FL! Our team of experts will ensure your care and comfort throughout every step of the process.