PRP for the Face
Having been used as an innovative treatment for sports injuries for decades, platelet rich plasma is emerging as one of the most advanced rejuvenation treatments in the industry. Also known as a PRP facial, this state-of-the-art regenerative treatment is making a name for itself as a go-to treatment for celebrities and patients seeking powerful rejuvenation. With a PRP facial, patients are able to address the very root of the aging process. By using components of the patient’s own blood, this treatment is at the very height of medical cosmetic science. It’s also unbelievably simple, painless, and quick.
Your procedure is performed by injecting a serum, known as platelet rich plasma, into critical areas of the face. The serum is created from a small sample of the patient’s blood, and it contains a concentration of platelets, fibroblasts, and other components of the blood that are essential for healing wounds.
Much like a dermal filler, once platelet rich plasma is injected into target area on the face, it creates instant volume to lift sunken features and fill out deep wrinkles. However, unlike a dermal filler, the PRP facial’s healing serum stimulates cell growth, encourages the migration of fresher cells to the surface of the skin, and creates a stronger collagen structure. By encouraging the growth of newer skin cells and the repairing the skin’s collagen stores, treatment softens the appearance of wrinkles, restores fullness to the face, reduces the appearance deep scars, eliminates sun spots and hyperpigmentation, and restores a youthful glow to the face.
In a few weeks after the treatment, your body starts to respond to the serum and you should be able to notice a vast improvement: a more youthful, renewed look.
The Benefits of PRP for the Face
Because the serum comes from your blood and the results stem from your body’s healing response, the PRP facial offers a completely natural way to restore and revive your look. You’re not injecting a synthetic or foreign substance into your skin, either, so the treatment eliminates the risk of infection, an allergic reaction, or a rejection.
PRP for the face operates on so many levels of safety; it’s nonsurgical mechanism removes the need for any downtime or recovery period and the treatment is safe to use for patients of all skin types. This cosmetic facial procedure is a great way to reduce signs of aging like wrinkles around the nose and mouth, as well as reducing the appearance of other facial flaws that stem from damage to the skin.
The PRP Facial Procedure
First, a small sample of your blood will be taken. This sample will be incredibly small, typically smaller than blood samples taken for donations or blood tests. The sample will then be centrifuged to separate the blood’s plasma and platelets from its red and white cells. The sample will be further processed, prepared, then injected into various areas of the face. Most patients report feeling no discomfort during the treatment, which lasts only around a half an hour. Afterwards, patients can return to their normal activities immediately. Depending on their aesthetic goals, patients may need several treatments spread out in intervals of a few weeks.
B. Maya Kato, MD
Dr. Kato is a highly trained specialist. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA, and received her M.D. from UCSF. She is board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and has performed thousands of procedures.Meet dr. maya kato
The Ideal Patient for the PRP Facial
Many patients prefer the PRP Facial because they don’t qualify for more invasive procedures like the facelift, or just would rather avoid the long and extensive recovery that comes with plastic surgery. While patients of all skin types are eligible to use PRP for the face, patients who are taking blood thinning medication or have problems with blood clotting should not undergo this procedure.
In addition to the PRP facial, Aesthetic Art also offers a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment in the form of microneedling and advanced, medical-grade solutions from Mesomedica®. This procedure combines microneedling, a procedure that creates incredibly small punctures in the skin, and the topical application of healing, nourishing sera. Microneedling doesn’t just trigger the skin’s healing response–it also provides the perfect channels for the serum to penetrate the deeper layers of skin. We offer 4 different sera, each with the ability to target and treat different skin conditions. This procedure is perfect for patients who don’t want to use their own blood or who have a medical contraindication. These are the Mesomedica® sera offered in lieu of PRP:
This serum contains essential vitamins and trace elements, which stimulate enzymatic and metabolic reactions in the skin. It’s an effective treatment for acne scars and reducing the appearance of signs of aging.
This cocktail is made up of Hyaluronic Acid, essential vitamins, and essential enzymes; it’s designed to improve the skin’s blood supply, hydrate the skin, and nourish the skin. Not only can it de-toxify the skin, but it can also restore its glow and fullness.
This potent combination of Glutathione & Glycolic Acid is perfect for treating signs of aging, pigment disorders, and melasma.
Aesthetic Art also offers this Mesomedica® serum made especially for nonsurgical hair restoration.
Recovery from the PRP Facial
Patients will be able to go home or go back to work or school immediately after the treatment. Because the treatment is so minimally invasive, patients don’t require any pain medication during their recovery. Some patients do experience some side effects like redness, soreness, or swelling, but they are temporary and should go away after a couple of days. To help protect your results, it’s recommended that you protect your skin from excessive sun exposure while you’re recovering from the treatment.
FAQs About the PRP Facial
For people who don’t know much or is curious about this new, revolutionary treatment, we’ve gathered the most commonly asked questions.
Is It Safe?
Not only is it completely noninvasive, but the PRP facial only uses your own tissue, so there’s no risk of an allergic reaction or an infection. The serum will be processed with the utmost levels of safety, and your treatment will be delivered by an experienced healthcare professional.
How Many Treatments Are Needed?
It will really depend on the patient and what they want to achieve. Sometimes, patients get multiple treatments that are spread out over a few months. The lifespan of your PRP results can vary from 9 months, to up to two years. Once their initial treatment series is completed, many patients opt to undergo regular treatments of PRP every few months or even every year.
Where Can a PRP Facial be Applied?
Treatment can be used on almost every part of the face. Some areas commonly treated are:
- Sunken areas on the cheeks
- Sunken areas around the eyes
- A wrinkled forehead
- Dull, dry skin
- Deep Lines from the Nose to the Mouth (Nasolabial folds)
- Deep Lines from the Mouth to the Chin (Marionette lines)
Will the PRP Facial Treat Wrinkles?
This procedure is an excellent way to treat fine lines as well as active acne, scars, and hyperpigmentation.
How Much Does the PRP Facial Cost?
PRP is highly customizable, so your treatment will all depend on your aesthetic goals, your PRP facial procedure, and how many treatments you get. Treatments begin at $500. For the best results, a series of 3-4 treatments performed at one month intervals is generally recommended. To get a full quote on the procedure, contact Aesthetic Art for a consultation.
Is PRP a Substitute for the Facelift?
Many people choose the PRP facial because they want powerful rejuvenation, but they don’t want the long recovery or pain associated with procedure like the facelift. Like a facelift, the PRP Facial can target wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Why Choose Aesthetic Art for Your PRP Facial?
Don’t trust anything less that Aesthetic Art’s excellent medical staff and our renowned surgeon Dr. Kato for sophisticated treatment. Contact Aesthetic Art now, for a consultation.