There’s nothing quite like a beautiful, glowing complexion to help you feel young and confident in your own skin.
Unfortunately, even the most flawless skin can’t escape the combined and cumulative effects that time, lifestyle, and the environment so mercilessly inflict. With each advancing year, your skin loses some of its elasticity, your complexion shows signs of sun damage, and fine lines begin to emerge more quickly.
Here at the Anti-Aging Institute, we’re proud to offer both the safest and the most advanced aesthetic treatments available, including platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial rejuvenation. Read on to find out what a PRP facial can do for you.
What is PRP therapy?
PRP therapy is a proactive, therapeutic treatment that uses a concentrated preparation of your own blood platelets to trigger cell growth and tissue regeneration.
Your blood is made up of four main components: plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Although platelets are best known for their essential role in blood clotting, they also contain growth factors, or special proteins that stimulate cellular proliferation and promote healing.
PRP is created by spinning your blood in a centrifuge machine to separate the plasma from the blood cells and platelets. Your own personal PRP serum contains up to five times as many platelets as what’s found in your normal, circulating blood.
It also contains much higher concentrations of your body’s most powerful growth factors, including platelet-derived growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, and transforming growth factor.
PRP therapy has already proven to be a safe, effective, and noninvasive option for treating hair loss (which we also offer) and promoting injury recovery. The fact that it actively promotes skin revitalization almost seems too good to be true. But revitalize skin it does — and with amazing results.
How does PRP facial rejuvenation work?
A PRP facial — also known as a vampire facial — uses tiny microneedles to allow your own personal PRP preparation to go directly into the areas of skin that you’d like to revitalize.
PRP facial rejuvenation can help correct or diminish a wide variety of skin issues, including:
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Sun damage and pigmentation
- Loose skin and saggy jowls
- Age-related facial deflation
- Under-eye hollows
- Dry, dehydrated skin
- Visibly large pores
- Acne scars and other surface flaws
PRP facial rejuvenation therapy works on two levels:
First, the needles create micro-wounds on the surface of your skin, which stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to help tighten underlying skin structures.
Second, the PRP’s growth factors encourage active skin cell growth and healing, resulting in smoother, tighter skin, restored facial volume, and a more even complexion with fewer lines and wrinkles noticeable flaws.
What is PRP facial rejuvenation like?
PRP therapy is an autologous treatment, meaning the therapeutic catalyst used to stimulate skin revitalization, or the PRP, comes from your own body. This means that PRP is completely safe and won’t trigger an allergic response.
PRP facial rejuvenation begins with an in-office blood draw.
To transform your blood into a highly concentrated PRP serum, it’s spun in a closed, sterile centrifuge that separates out the platelets from the other components. The solid platelets are then recombined with a tiny amount of your plasma to create an injectable PRP liquid.
Because the wounds created by the needle are very small, discomfort is generally minimal, and most patients can resume normal activities immediately.
Like laser skin resurfacing treatments, PRP facial rejuvenation relies on your body’s natural healing response to achieve results. Because this process unfolds over time, you’ll notice constant improvement as collagen production and skin cell growth continue.
Many of our patients at the Anti-Aging Institute get their best results by using PRP facial rejuvenation in combination with cosmetic injectables like Botox® or Juvéderm®.
We have the expertise and experience to help you find the treatment approach that works best for you, so call our Lexington, Kentucky office or book your appointment online today.