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What to Expect During a PRP Facial
The media is all abuzz with the stunning anti-aging benefits of the new so-called “vampire” PRP facials.
PRP Facial patients enjoy a more youthful appearance with an improved face shape, brighter skin texture, a reduction in fine lines and spots, and better skin elasticity and collagen levels. Even acne or other facial scarring can be minimized with PRP facials.
In this article Troy, MI area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali explains what to expect during this innovative new wrinkle-fighting, skin-restoring treatment.
The PRP Facial Procedure
Healthy young skin has high levels of collagen and elastin. As skin ages, it produces less of these vital elements that counter facial sagging and fine lines. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) contains healing properties to stimulate production of collagen and elastin and improves overall facial tone.
PRP is collected by drawing a small about of blood from the arm, about 10cc’s. The blood is then separated using a centrifuge machine so the platelets can be isolated from other blood components. The concentrated platelets contain growth factors that repair tissue at up to 8 times that of normal blood.
Once collected, the PRP is injected back into the face using either a syringe, a microneedling process, or a combination of both. This infuses the platelets and the growth factors deep into the skin. Typically, the application is intensified around facial areas that show more pronounced aging, followed by a lighter full-face application.
The PHP growth factors then stimulate collagen and elastin production and promote repair and restoration of the skin.
We offer Skin Stylus microneedling at our Troy, MI area med spa, which is an FDA approved medical grade device. The SkinStylus penetrates more deeply and cleanly than microrollers – for maximum penetration and optimal results. Any discomfort is minimized with a topical skin anesthetic applied prior to the procedure.
Most patients are pleasantly surprised to learn the procedure typically only takes about an hour in our Troy, MI area Med Spa – and that there is no downtime!
PRP Facial Recovery & Results
While the effects of the PRP Facial may take several weeks to fully appear, there is almost no recovery time and patients can return to their day-to-day activities immediately following the procedure. If a slight redness or swelling of the skin occurs post-procedure it will diminish in 2 to 3 days or less. Sunscreen and makeup may be applied after 24-hours.
Over the next several weeks, the platelets’ growth factors will continue to stimulate production of collagen and elastin deep within the layers of the skin’s cells. Patients will begin to see visibly thicker and firmer skin, softening of facial lines, more tight facial tone and a reduction in blemishes, dark spots or scarring. More than one PRP Facial session may be recommended depending upon the condition of the skin and the extent of the wrinkles, lines and sun damage.
PRP Facials – Troy, MI
AMAE Med Spa is one of only a few medical offices in the entire Troy, MI area to offer this innovative, highly effective, 100% natural anti-aging treatment. Call to schedule a consultation today to see how a PRP “Platelet Rich Plasma Facial can help YOU turn back the clock- so you can love the skin you’re in!