As technology and science advances, so does skincare. We’re able to discover new and better ways of treating skin ailments and PRP is one of the latest and—at the risk of sounding cheesy—greatest new discoveries.
Faster healing times.
Better short and long-term results.
These are all things PRP has helped us accomplish in skincare, and we’ll cover just how.
What is PRP?
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. It’s created by taking your own blood, separating it into different concentrates, one of which being PRP.
This plasma is comprised of growth factors, little bits that are responsible for natural healing and work to heal and protect wounds. They also have many benefits to the skin.
What treatments use PRP?
There are several treatments in which PRP plays an integral role.
- Hair loss
- Acne scarring
PRP facial/vampire facial
Kim Kardashian caused a craze when she posted a photo of her face covered in what appeared to be (and was) blood.
Shortly after, the “vampire facial” was circulating as a new and exciting form of skincare that the likes of Kim Kardashian and other celebrities were using.
While this facial sounds a little scary, it’s nothing more than a microneedling treatment with PRP, and we’ll get into exactly what that is.
Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling is a treatment where a trained professional administers tiny pinprick “wounds” into the skin.
These small injuries induce collagen production while also exfoliating the skin.
While there are different levels to the depth of the needles to treat various skincare concerns, the results are smoother skin, a more even tone, and a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles.
PRP comes into play because it is used topically during or right after the treatment, dousing your freshly raw skin in growth factors that can penetrate as deep as the needles, resulting in natural, better healing, and therefore, even better results.
Laser with PRP
Much like with microneedling, lasers pave the way for PRP to penetrate deep into layers of the skin it would normally never reach.
This allows for intensive healing, increasing the effectiveness of the treatment.
At Apex, we pair PRP with our Fraxel and CO2RE lasers.
PRP can also be injected into specific areas of the face for rejuvenation. These injections are done in a similar fashion to neurotoxins or fillers, but using your body’s natural “liquid gold” instead.
To effectively regrow hair, PRP is injected directly into the scalp.
The freshly harvested PRP is injected within 15 minutes, and offers benefits such as hydrating and smoothing the skin, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles,treating acne scars, and regrowing hair.
For best results, maintenance treatments are recommended every 6 months.
Are you ready to give this new and influential skincare treatment a try? Book an appointment to get started!