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Facial Rejuvenation

Build collagen and elastin with this PRP treatment that leaves your face looking healthy and rested.

What is a PRP facial treatment?

PRP facials are a groundbreaking solution for aging or damaged skin & known as platelet-rich plasma skin rejuvenation or PRP facial rejuvenation. It’s basically an anti-aging skin treatment that leaves skin looking younger, smoother, and overall healthier.

How? Our blood is made of plasma, red and white blood cells, and platelets. These platelets help our blood clot and produce growth factor proteins that are essential for healing. PRP facial rejuvenation uses platelets from your own blood to help heal and renew your skin. Growth factors are essential in our skin to keep it looking plump & full of elastin.

PRP can also be used as an effective treatment for hair restoration.

What does PRP facial treatment involve?

To start this process, we draw a small vial of blood from you, and it will be placed in a centrifuge that separates the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the blood. This concentrates the platelet count to many times higher than usual, and the result is amazing. From there, it can be used to address skin complaints.

PRP facial rejuvenation offers many benefits, including:

  • Increased collagen production
  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
  • Tightening and toning the skin
  • Reducing acne damage and scarring
  • Lessening dark under-eye circles
  • Minimizing crow’s feet
  • Reducing sun damage
  • Producing healthier skin

Who is a good candidate for a PRP facial treatment?

One of the best things about PRP facial rejuvenation is that almost any man or woman can be considered a great candidate for the procedure. This process is effective on all skin types and ages.

PRP facial rejuvenation is an excellent treatment option for individuals just starting to explore anti-aging and skin rejuvenation. Additionally, PRP facials are great for people looking to maintain healthy skin or looking to enhance their skin before a big event.

Before you begin the process, we will go over all your questions and concerns to make sure PRP facial rejuvenation is a good fit for you.

How Long Do The Results Of PRP Facial Last?

Every person's skin is different, so the longevity of results will vary. At the very least, you should experience results, especially after your first treatment, for around 6 to 12 months.

For the longest-lasting results, then you should work with Dr. McMillan to create a long-term skin care plan that includes multiple PRP facial treatments. Your lifestyle, age, genetics, and other factors will also play into how good your results are and how long they’ll last.

When you book a consultation at Renewal Medical Clinic, we’ll help you understand specifically what you’ll need to do to maintain your results.

How Often Should I Get Prp Face Treatments?

To get the best results possible, it’s recommended to get PRP injection treatments for at least 3 months in a row. Of course, this may vary depending on how well your skin responds to the platelet-rich plasma injections.

Is PRP Better Than Botox?

It depends on what you want from your aesthetic or cosmetic treatments. Botox works best for preventing fine lines, wrinkles, dynamic wrinkles, and other small signs of aging. However, PRP facial rejuvenation treatments work best for patients who are looking for ways to increase collagen production and improve the overall quality of their skin.

Botox injections work well to relax and inhibit the nerves that cause dynamic wrinkles on your face. But PRP injections will help your cells reactivate and restore your skin’s natural layers of collagen, elastin, and more.

Is PRP Better Than Microneedling?

Platelet-rich plasma injections actually work even better when combined with a tried and true technique like micro-needling. However, something we’ve found in our practice is that by combining micro-needling treatments with PRP injections, we can help patients experience amazing results.

Can A PRP Facial Make You Look Younger?

Yes! Rebuilding skin from the inside out is a great way to restore a youthful appearance!

Is Platelet-Rich Plasma The Secret To Younger-Looking Skin?

I wouldn’t say that it’s the secret to younger-looking skin, but PRP treatments certainly create noticeable results.

When the platelet-rich plasma is injected into the skin, it stimulates the body’s collagen production. As well as adding natural growth factors to further improve your body’s healing abilities.

Why Is Collagen So Important?

Collagen is a protein that is like a latticework in your skin that provides structure in the different layers of your skin. Additionally, this protein makes up your nails and hair.

When the collagen begins breaking down in your skin, you get more lines and wrinkles. Typically, your collagen production will begin to slow down around the age of 25. After that, you’ll start seeing more fine lines and wrinkles appearing on your skin.

For women, after they go through menopause, their natural collagen production slows down even more.

How Long Will PRP Skin Treatments Last?

A full PRP facial treatment plan, with proper aftercare, gives results for up to three years.

What Should You Do After a PRP Facial?

  1. After your facial you should avoid touching your face for at least 6 hours.
  2. Avoid applying makeup on your face until the next day.
  3. Take special care not to irritate your skin by touching it. If you do need to touch your face, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water.
  4. Don’t rub the skin, especially when washing and drying your face.
  5. Use pain relievers like ibuprofen and acetaminophen to reduce any discomfort after the treatment. Especially if you notice pain or swelling lasting longer than 24 hours.
  6. You can apply cold compresses wrapped in a clean dry towel to help reduce swelling and discomfort as well.
  7. Plan to sleep on your back with your face slightly elevated for at least two days after your treatment.
  8. You should also avoid using any kind of exfoliating cleansers on your face for about three days or 72 hours.
  9. You should still moisturize your skin as part of your treatment aftercare.

How Do I Maintain My PRP Facial Results?

Following through with all of your aftercare instructions and maintaining your regular skincare routine will help you see optimal results about three months after the initial treatment.

After that, you can schedule additional PRP facial treatments, with or without microneedling to keep renewing your results. What’s great about PRP treatments is that since they use your body’s own healing factors, you can schedule repeat treatments as soon as you notice your results fading.

Frequently asked questions about PRP treatment

Can PRP be used for acne treatment?

By injecting platelet-rich plasma into your face, you can promote cell growth and healing. This healing process allows the skin on your face to feel my hydrated, plumper and younger. Plasma and platelets can be seen as the foundation of great skin.

By increasing the number of platelets in the areas of your face that have been damaged by the sun, scarred by acne, or losing elasticity, you can add a boost to your skin cells so these areas will naturally heal on their own.

Can PRP be used for stretch marks?

Stretch marks are natural and can occur anywhere on the body from your armpits to your stomach and legs. These marks naturally fade over time, but if you want to speed up the natural healing process, PRP treatment is for you. Stretch marks occur when your skin loses elasticity because of an excess of cortisone in the body.

After separating your platelets from your blood and plasma, we inject the PRP into the areas where your stretch marks are most prominent. This injection will tell your cells to grow and, in turn, provide your skin with more elasticity. Overall, this therapy method has the ability to speed up the natural healing process to get rid of your stretch marks.

Can PRP be used for hair growth?

On top of being a wonderful option for your skin, PRP therapy is also an option for those who’ve experienced hair loss. Instead of injecting PRP into your skin or areas where you experience stretch marks, the substance will be injected into the areas on your head where you experience hair loss. This process will help promote hair growth and can be used to help prevent hair loss altogether.

What should I expect during PRP treatment?

A PRP treatment starts off very similarly to a regular doctor’s appointment when you have to give blood. Our team will draw your blood and then spin your blood in a centrifuge to separate the blood into its main components. This spinning process separates the blood from the platelets, which we then collect and combine with your plasma.

Depending on your wellness goals, we can inject this platelet-rich plasma into problem areas in your face, around your stretch marks, or along areas with heavy acne scarring. This treatment method can be used in a centralized area or applied to your face using a micro-needling technique.

Can PRP be used to heal wounds?

PRP therapy has been used to promote healing at injury sites for many years. PRP therapy can be used to help treat tendon injuries and chronic tendon problems, such as:

  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendonitis
  • Jumpers knee

On top of assisting tendons along during an athlete’s recovery time, PRP can be used to assist acute injuries as well. This includes minor injuries like pulled muscles and sprains.

Can PRP improve healing after surgery?

Alongside the promotion of healing after injuries, PRP treatments have also been used to promote healing at the cellular level after major surgeries. By giving your body a boost of platelet-rich plasma, your body can start to rejuvenate the damaged areas to actively promote a faster healing process. This treatment can be especially useful for those who have had shoulder surgery or ACL reparative surgery.

What should I expect after a PRP treatment?

Our team will direct you on the exact post-treatment procedures you should follow, however it’s best to avoid washing the area for the next 24-48 hours. The treatment area may be sore for the next couple of days, especially if you received an injection in a localized area. If you receive a micro-needling treatment, you may also notice some discomfort across a larger area.

Some bruising can be expected because PRP therapy is triggering healing inside your body. If you’re receiving a hair loss PRP treatment, you should cease using hair dyes and coloring treatments for at least a week after your treatment date. The results from a PRP treatment continually increase over time. You can expect to notice the most visible results at least six months after your initial treatment.

Why choose PRP treatment?

PRP therapy treatments can assist your body to heal sun damage, acne scars, stretch marks and major or minor injuries. The healing properties are natural and can provide you with long-lasting results. Depending on your goals, our team will recommend the best treatment method.

Treatment application methods can include injecting PRP to a localized area or spreading the treatment out over larger areas using a micro-needling technique. This treatment process starts and ends with using your own blood, platelets and plasma to jumpstart your cells in certain areas of the body to promote new cell growth. This spurt of cell growth is what assists the body’s natural healing process.

If you’re looking for a way to reduce scarring, smooth the look of stretch marks, PRP therapy is a great option for you. This treatment method has anti-aging properties and will give you the results you want for years to come.

Is PRP treatment safe?

Since PRP therapy uses your own plasma and platelets that are created naturally in your body, the potential complications are drastically less than other skincare treatment methods.

This method is an excellent option for most individuals, as long as you don’t have a blood disease. When you make an appointment, our team will go over your goals, skin type, and potential treatment methods that will give you the results you’re looking for.

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