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What Is PRP Skin Treatment?

PRP, which stands for platelet-rich plasma, is a nonsurgical cosmetic procedure that can be used for a number of purposes including promoting hair regeneration on the scalp and correcting skin imperfections and conditions including wrinkles, acne, and scarring. It’s a fairly simple process that involves withdrawing blood from the patient’s own body (usually the upper arm or inner thigh), then placing it in a centrifuge. A centrifuge is a machine that essentially spins the blood around and separates all of its different components. The objective is to isolate the platelet-rich plasma from the other components of the blood. The remaining components are then discarded or stored for other purposes, whereas the PRP is reinjected into the affected areas of the face.

PRP treatment for skin conditions is known to stimulate the muscles in the face and promote natural and healthy cell regeneration, which results in a smooth and more radiant overall appearance. PRP is an autologous procedure, which means that it only utilizes materials that are derived directly from your own body and this reduces the risk of infection, rejection, or suffering an allergic reaction.

What Is Micro-Needling?

Micro-needling is a technique that’s often used in conjunction with PRP facial treatments in Toronto. It involves preparing the skin on the face for the impending injection by opening up the pores with a micro-needle or surgical pen. Once the pores are completely open and fully stimulated, it’s easier for the skin to accept and absorb the injected PRP and this is a form of collagen induction therapy.

The Benefits of PRP with Micro-Needling

Many experienced facial plastic surgeons, including Dr. Gantous at Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery have had great success incorporating PRP with micro-needling and stand by the outstanding and long-lasting results they’ve been able to achieve for their patients. From smoothing out uneven skin tones to reversing the look of fine lines, wrinkles, laugh lines, and marionette lines as well as removing acne scars and other impurities in the skin, there are so many incredible benefits to undergoing this procedure!

Since this is a nonsurgical procedure, very little topical anesthesia is required at the injection site, you can drive yourself home immediately afterward, and the recovery time is minimal with no side effects.

How Does PRP Work for Facial Rejuvenation?

PRP is also famously known as The Vampire Facial and judging by the description above, it’s easy to see why. Injecting your skin with growth stimulants that are derived directly from your own genetic makeup can help drastically improve collagen production which promotes healthy skin elasticity and radiance.

What Is the Recovery Period Like?

The good news is that there’s virtually no recovery period associated with this procedure. You’re free to resume your normal activities within 24-hours and can return to work the next day.

If you’re thinking about getting PRP injections in Toronto, then Dr. Gantous would be more than happy to help. With over 20 years of experience working as a facial plastic surgeon in Canada and abroad, he’s considered one of the leading specialists in the field. Schedule your preliminary consultation at our clinic in Toronto today!

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