PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma is derived for your own blood, by collecting it and spinning it in the centrifuge, a specific layer of the plasma called “PRP”, this magic “liquid gold” contains growth factors, platelets and white blood cells. PRP has been used to treat acne, scarring, and alopecia (especially in women). It is also effective for skin rejuvenation and tightening around the eyes.
Advantages of using PRP for aesthetic medicine include the following: tissue regeneration and rejuvenation, induction of cell differentiation, extracellular matrix formation, recruitment of other cells to the site of injury, and an increase in collagen production, which can increase skin thickness and overall skin health. In addition, PRP is nonallergenic, is an autologous physiological product. This facial can address a number of concerns like wrinkles, sun damage, poor skin texture, and poor skin tone. So called “vampire facial” will soften wrinkles and fine lines, reduce certain types of scars, encourage healing of skin conditions as well as stimulate the growth of new collagen, which will result in rejuvenated and youthful-looking skin. The procedure is relatively painless and Naira RN, BSN is a trusted licensed aesthetic nurse who specializes in PRP facials. Patients can expect to return to normal activity shortly after the procedure.
Risks and downtime:
Redness and minor swelling lasts on average few hours, small pinpoint red spots may be visible on forehead, expect some dryness for couple days post procedure. Overall downtime is minimal and you can expect to return to your normal activities within a day.
Face, Neck and Decollate thoroughly cleansed and prescription grade numbing cream applied for 20 min prior to procedure. Blood is collected via venipuncture and then your nurse will start preparing PRP while you relax and numbing of the face takes place. When face is ready for “vampire facial” , liquid gold is applied to skin while micro needling device, with sterile tiny needles puncture face. This is a controlled environment for such skin injury, it is relatively painless. Post micro needling, a collagen sheet mask applied and 15 min of red LED light therapy is used to calm down skin and decrease swelling and redness.
Gentle cleanser, SPF 30 or more is to be used daily, good moisturizer to keep skin hydrated and Growth Factor Gel to be applied daily for the next several days. Clients will receive a take home products and Home Care instructions. Key is to have a consistent home care skin regimen!
****Purchased as a package of 4 treatments - 3 weeks apart, includes Citrus Gel Cleanser, Growth Factor Gel, and Regenerative Cream - all Rhonda Allison products"****