Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facials have gotten a lot of attention in recent years as the secret to clear, youthful-looking skin. Many famous celebrities have touted the effects of PRP facials as a way of achieving glowing, beautiful skin.
PRP treatment involves drawing blood from your arm and separating the platelets from the other components of the blood, and concentrating the platelets within the plasma – which is the liquid portion of your blood. The platelet-rich plasma thereby contains healing properties that help keep the tissues healthy.
Here are some of the key reasons why you should treat yourself to a PRP facial, and where you can go in Dallas right across from the SMU campus to try this outstanding beauty treatment.
Skin Rejuvenation Through PRP
Many people find that PRP facials help their skin look healthier, with a more even complexion. Some of the other ways in which PRP facials can benefit the skin are by:
- Reducing wrinkles
- Plumping up sagging skin
- Diminishing acne scars
- Evening out lighter or darker areas of skin
- Improving skin texture
- Getting rid of deep creases
After a PRP facial, your skin will look smoother, tighter, and more youthful. By introducing PRP into the skin, collagen production is triggered, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. The result is skin that looks wonderful and healthy.
Quick Procedure with Little Downtime
A PRP facial can be done in an office setting, and it typically only takes 45 minutes to an hour. You’ll want to make sure you find a licensed, reputable healthcare facility to conduct your PRP facial.
The procedure works by spreading the PRP solution across your face and then using a microneedling tool to create tiny, superficial punctures in the skin. This allows the PRP to penetrate the skin layers. Another option is to have the PRP injected directly into the skin using a small needle.
After the procedure, there is little downtime, and you’ll typically be able to drive home after it’s done. Your skin may be slightly red and irritated for a few days, but that will go away.
PRP facials do not require the use of anesthesia. If you experience pain after the procedure, you can take an over-the-counter pain-relieving medication such as Motrin or Advil.
PRP Has Minimal Risks
PRP facials are safe when done in a licensed healthcare facility by a trained medical professional. The biggest risk comes from the handling of your blood sample. The sample will be kept sterile to prevent the risk of infection, and the facility will use the same standards as transfusion centers do in order to make sure your own blood is injected back into you. Receiving someone else’s blood by mistake is dangerous and could make you very sick, so you will want a medical facility that has physicians on staff.
Besides a small amount of pain, bruising, and swelling after the PRP procedure, there are minimal side effects. Some people, such as those with hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, blood cancer, or people taking blood thinners, are advised not to receive PRP facials.
You may need to have a few PRP facial treatments to start seeing full results, but there should not be any long-term side effects. Be sure to tell your aesthetician beforehand about the medications you’re taking and any underlying health conditions you may have. Don’t worry – if PRP isn’t for you, we will find something else that will work exceptionally well for your complexion.
PRP Facials in Dallas, TX
Here at Privé Aesthetics, we offer PRP facials to help you achieve glowing, youthful-looking skin. We can help if you are suffering from acne scarring, uneven skin tone, or wrinkles. Our team of doctors, nurses, and aestheticians are highly qualified and can help you achieve the results you want.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, call our office today at (817) 739-6640 or fill out our online appointment request form. Our friendly staff is here to answer all your questions and concerns. We look forward to serving you!