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How Is PRP Treatment Used in Cosmetic Facial Procedures?

Published on August 28, 2019
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Platelet-rich plasma, which is also known as the vampire facial, is a unique injectable treatment that aims to heal skin conditions and various signs of aging in the face. This revolutionary treatment, which can be applied to other parts of the body, uses nutrients and platelets from your own blood supply to help reduce and eliminate signs of aging. PRP cosmetic facial procedures are simple, time-effective, and affordable. In fact, many clients tend to get PRP done on their lunch breaks in under an hour.

Common Facial Areas That Are Treated with PRP

Since PRP treatment utilizes blood that’s extracted directly from your body (usually the upper thigh or underarm), it’s a perfectly safe and effective procedure. Combined with micro-needling, PRP treatment for the face has been proven to help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles in various parts of the face including around the eyes, the brow lines, forehead, and around the mouth by stimulating blood flow and promoting collagen production in the skin.

PRP facial procedures are equally effective at preventing wrinkles and fine lines from forming as they are at treating these signs of aging. In fact, the procedure is becoming increasingly popular amongst young people in their mid- to late-20s because of its age-defying benefits.

How Is PRP Performed for Cosmetic Facial Improvements?

As mentioned, the procedure is extremely simple and virtually painless. First, blood is drawn from a meaty part of your body like your upper inner thigh or underarm. Then, the blood is placed inside a centrifuge where it goes through multiple spin cycles for a few minutes.

The purpose of the spin cycle is to separate the platelets from the other components of your blood. Once isolated and purified, the platelets are re-injected into your bloodstream at a specific point of entry where treatment is needed.

From start to finish, the whole procedure can be completed in under an hour at your facial plastic surgeon’s office. But, they may ask you to wait around for about 10 to 15 minutes so that they can observe the injection site and ensure that it is healing properly.

Benefits of PRP Facial Procedures

PRP is a non-surgical outpatient procedure, which means that it can be done in a short period of time with very little to no anesthesia applied only at the injection site. Since, there are no foreign chemicals being injected into your own bloodstream, only your own platelets, the risks of an infection or other adverse reactions are very minimal.

Perhaps, one of the biggest PRP benefits, though, is the wondrous effect it has on your skin. Most patients see almost instantaneous results with impressive skin rejuvenation as well as fewer laugh lines, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Dr. Andres Gantous has been performing PRP facial procedures for over 20 years with great success. As a double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, he’s been invited to attend and speak at numerous international symposiums, conferences, and other events within his realm of expertise. Contact Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery today to book your consultation!

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