• What is a Plasma-Rich Platelet Facial?

    by Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
    on Oct 4th, 2016
The platelet rich plasma (PRP) facial is a modified procedure of the Vampire Facelift. Platelet-rich plasma is a concentrated solution derived from your own blood which is rich in growth factors. These growth factors are used to stimulate the stem cells in the different layers of your tissue to produce blood vessels and tissue growth. Results include plumped features, reduced wrinkles and improved skin texture and color.

The procedure itself is simple and relatively painless, with no downtime. From start to finish the entire appointment takes 45 minutes. When you arrive, a numbing cream is applied to your skin. Then a small amount of your blood is drawn and processed before a derma roller with 100s of needles is used to deposit the blood back into the deeper layers of your skin. This can be compared to the aeration and fertilization of your lawn. 

Within a week you can see initial changes in your complexion which will continue over the following 16 to 20 weeks of the regeneration process. Depending upon your age this can be maintained by repeated treatments, once or twice a year. For damaged skin, the recommendation is three initial treatments a month apart to give your skin a “jumpstart” which can then be maintained with less frequent treatments. 

This is a great procedure for men and women who want to delay the aging process, treat skin pigmentation and reduce acne scars. If you are interested in learning more, schedule an appointment with South County Med Spa & Wellness Center. 
Author Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy

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