PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP)
PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP) SKIN REJUVENATION THERAPY
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy is used to improve texture, fine lines, deep wrinkles, and scars. Originally used by orthopedic surgeons and athletic doctors as a way to accelerate the healing of injured tissues, the treatment is now popular in the cosmetic field due to its ability to revamp aging skin and has been coined the “vampire facial” due to its use of platelet-rich plasma (or PRP) injections. It’s a system that uses your body’s own processes to not only boost your complexion, but also increase your skin’s overall health. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s offered right here at Aqua Blue Beauty & Bodyworks.
PRP treatment involves a simple blood draw which is then spun down using a centrifuge that separates the plasma and platelet portion. The PRP is then injected or infused back into the skin to stimulate collagen and regenerate new tissue growth.Platelets play a role in stopping bleeding and in repairing damaged blood vessels and cells in the body. Platelets also contain substances called “growth factors” that activate and rejuvenate cells in our body.
PRP treatments can be combined with microneedlingtreatments, or injected into the face like a filler. Using PRP to treat the under eye area aka “tear troughs” is a very safe and effective way to correct fine lines, dark circles, hollowing, and dryness.
One of the biggest benefits of this treatment is the lack of downtime that’s associated with the procedure. Although you might think that you need to take a few days off with all the blood that’s involved, you can actually return to your normal routine the very next day. You will need to protect your skin for a few days following treatment, and it’s recommend that you receive a PRP Treatment every month for three months if you want the MOST promising results, but afterwards you will only need a facial once a year to maintain your youthful skin.
To learn more about the PRP Treatment or to find out whether the procedure is right for you, contact Aqua Blue at 512-252-2411 and schedule a consultation!
WHAT TO EXPECT BEFORE AND AFTER PRP TREATMENT
A small amount of blood will be drawn from you. While the PRP is being prepared, your skin will be cleansed and prepared for the treatment. The injections take a few moments, and are only mildly uncomfortable. The procedure is quick (15 minutes total), relatively painless, and requires no post procedure care or time off from daily events. Mild swelling, redness, or bruising fade within 1-3 days. The PRP is made from your own cells, virtually eliminating the possibility of negative side effects.
The goal of PRP skin rejuvenation therapy is to improve skin tone and texture, tighten skin, soften lines and pores. Results begin to show 3-4 weeks after the treatment session and continue to improve with time. Three treatment sessions are generally recommended, spaced 1-2 months apart, to achieve the best outcome.