If the idea of harnessing your body’s natural ability to heal itself sounds genius to you, you may be excited to learn about PRP. This nonsurgical treatment technique allows you to stimulate your body’s own repair and rejuvenation processes with just a little help from a trained medical professional.
Patients often try PRP to improve aging or damaged skin that doesn’t seem to respond to other treatments. The treatment can reduce fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, dark under-eye circles, and even hair loss. For some, the end result seems almost magical.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is an anti-aging procedure that uses plasma derived from your own blood to stimulate collagen and boost healing to achieve natural-looking skin results. A trained professional takes a sample of your blood, runs it through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets in your plasma, and then uses it for microneedling or injects the plasma and platelets directly into the treatment area.
The activated platelets in PRP release growth factors that stimulate the production of collagen, elastin, and reparative cells. They also have hydrating properties that can help create the anti-aging process. Essentially, PRP facials hijack your body’s natural healing processes to rejuvenate your face.
PRP is often done as a facial with microneedling or specifically injected under the eyes to combat dark circles. It can also be used to stimulate hair growth or help with sports injury healing.
PRP Facial with Microneedling Results
PRP gives you the appearance of naturally young, healthy skin. It minimizes fine lines, reduces premature wrinkles, heals skin damaged by sun exposure, improves acne scars, and evens out skin tone.
When you get a PRP facial, you can expect natural-looking but vibrant results. The procedure uses platelets from your own blood to tighten dull, lax skin and brighten and improve skin tone. You are effectively jump-starting your body’s own rejuvenation systems, including collagen growth and hydration.
If you’re looking for results and other methods have failed, PRP facials may be an ideal option for you.
PRP Facial Injection Results
PRP or more concentrated PRF injections can work wonders on dark circles and crepey skin under the eyes. The growth factors, platelets, mesenchymal stem cells, and cytokines in PRP all help repair the tissues in the treatment area, leading to a smooth, rejuvenated eye appearance.
Research has shown that PRP is a safe and effective rejuvenation treatment. One study found that patients who were treated with PRP under the eyes three times at monthly intervals experienced an increase in skin volume and elasticity. Most of the patients said they were satisfied with their results.
Results generally last for six to twelve months, depending on your age and how well your body responds to the treatments. If you would like to maintain your results, you can schedule follow-up treatments as needed.
PRP Hair Results
PRP is highly effective as a hair loss treatment, as well as for augmenting hair transplant results. Many in the medical community think PRP injections trigger natural hair growth and help maintain hair by increasing the blood supply to the follicle. The growth factors in the serum stimulate hair follicles that are not functioning properly.
Both men and women often see hair restoration results from strategic PRP injections within two months. Results continue to improve for a year after treatment.
PRP is very safe. There is no surgery involved, which cuts down on the risk and cost you see in procedures with similar effects. Instead, PRP uses minimally invasive techniques to stimulate human growth factors that will jump-start your body’s natural rejuvenation and repair processes.
With PRP, the main risks are temporary bruising around the treatment area and minor discomfort from the blood draw. Since the procedure stimulates the body’s natural processes, you are not likely to end up with an unnatural appearance you regret once the bruising fades. There is no chance of an allergic or immune reaction because the PRP is derived from your own blood.
However, PRP is not always suitable for patients who have a history of clotting, bleeding, or other blood disorders, or a history of some cancers including skin cancer. Consult with a medical professional such as a nurse practitioner or physician assistant to find out if PRP is right for you.
PRP in Orange County
At Beauty Boost Med Spa in Newport Beach, you can receive PRP facials, microneedling, or hair treatments from highly trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants. For each procedure, we will examine your skin type and condition to determine the appropriate depth of microneedling. From there, a highly trained provider will numb the area so you do not feel pain. Some patients describe the sensation of PRP microneedling as feeling like sandpaper moving across the skin.
Reach out to us today if you have any questions about PRP or any other nonsurgical cosmetic procedures you desire.