Updated: Sep 5
Is your skin care routine falling short? Are you noticing more and more fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, uneven skin, oily skin, large pores, or acne? Do you have previous scarring from acne? A PRP facial is a non-surgical option that can help address all these concerns and more naturally! To find out if this is the right procedure for you, keep reading!
What is a PRP facial?
A PRP facial is also known as collagen induction therapy or fibroblast induction therapy. As we age, we lose fibroblasts and consequently collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. During a regenerative facial we create micro-channels/injuries in the skin to stimulate fibroblast production to produce collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid formation resulting in a visibly glowing appearance! Fibroblasts are the creators of collagen and elastin and help your body to heal resulting in skin tightening and firmness. This all results in noticably younger looking skin without the use of anesthesia!
To give it an extra boost, at Wave on Wave Health, we not only create micro-channels/injuries in the skin to stimulate fibroblast production, but we also penetrate the patient's own platelet rich plasma into those channels! PRP has been around for decades to heal ligaments, muscles and joints and has been proven to efficacious and safe. When penetrated into the skin, the activated platelets provide growth factors and nutrition for a longer lasting and more noticeable effect resulting in younger looking skin that keeps improving with time!
Benefits of a PRP facial
Improve skin texture
Improve skin tone
Add firmness and tightness to the skin
Decrease fine lines and wrinkles
Decrease deep wrinkles
Treats acne (not while active)
Tightens sagging skin
Promotes younger looking skin!!
This procedure has a wide variety of benefits from treating acne, toning and tighting the skin, improving skin texture, treating stretch marks and hyperpigmentation, tightening the skin around the eyes, and producing firmer, healthier, younger looking skin!
To get the best results it is important to be a good candidate for this procedure. Patients should be in generally good health without any serious medical disorders, infections or pigmentation disorders.
What to expect?
During the procedure the patient can expect little tingling sensations from the microneedling device. This should be minimal as a topical numbing agent will be applied. The skin will have tiny scabs, some redness and tight appearance after the procedure. The patient will be sent home with their the extra PRP obtained and will apply this for a couple days following the procedure. Some patient's continue to have a sunburned appearance to their skin for the first couple of days and others are back to normal the next day!
There really is minimal downtime. There is a small risk of infection as tiny micro-injuries are made in the skin so hand hygiene is important! The application of the remaining PRP helps with healing process and reduces the risk of infection greatly (even though it is small to begin with!).
Most patient's notice an improvement in their skin 48 hours after the treatment with results continuing to improve for up to 6 months post procedure!
A PRP facial at Wave on Wave Health provides exemplary results without surgery or anesthesia at a reasonable price point. Minimal downtime and great results!
Feelin good from the inside out!!