At Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center, our skincare professionals understand that most of our patients have visible blemishes, signs of aging or other skin imperfections they wish to address. That is why we are proud to offer the advanced platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial to our patients looking to restore a more refreshed, youthful complexion and improve the overall quality of their skin. The PRP facial can restore your skin’s tone and texture, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and correct sun damage for a complete, natural rejuvenation that improves your skin’s appearance for years to come.

What is Platelet-Rich Plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma is a natural substance derived from your blood that is rich in regenerative growth factors and healing proteins. Originating in orthopedic medicine for rapidly healing musculoskeletal injuries, PRP today has become a powerful tool in cosmetic medicine for combating the effects of aging, rejuvenating the skin and even restoring genetic hair loss. While popular treatments like dermal fillers and injectables work to conceal signs of aging, PRP treatments actually work to reverse them by healing damaged tissues and stimulating new collagen and elastin production from within.

During a PRP facial, also known as a vampire facial, a small sample of blood is collected from your arm and placed in a centrifuge to isolate the nutrient-rich plasma from the unneeded components in the blood. The collected PRP is then applied topically to the skin during or after a microneedling or laser skin resurfacing treatment to be absorbed into the underlying structure of the skin. In the following weeks and months, the growth of new collagen and elastin works to repair the skin to reveal a smoother, firmer and more youthful complexion.

Who is a Good Candidate For PRP Facials?

Most patients interested in improving the health and appearance of their skin make excellent candidates for PRP facials. With few side effects, a low risk of complications and zero downtime, PRP facials are a safe and effective treatment for a majority of women and men. A PRP facial can be ideal for the treatment of several unwanted skin concerns and offers reliable, long-lasting results. Some of the common blemishes that may be improved with a PRP facial include:

  • Poor skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Acne scars
  • Volume loss
  • Dark under-eye circles
  • Mild skin laxity
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

During your complimentary consultation, the team at Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center will assess your specific concerns and discuss your ideal results to determine whether the PRP facial is the right treatment for you. PRP can be applied on the face, neck or décolletage to work on a variety of concerns in just one treatment.

What Can I Expect From My Treatment?

The first step of a PRP facial involves drawing a small sample of blood from your arm and centrifuged to create the PRP serum. Once the PRP is prepared, our team will use a microneedling device or laser treatment to infuse the platelets into the skin. Using either of these methods for PRP infusion allows for deeper absorption of the PRP, so the beneficial elements can reach the layers of the dermal structure where they can offer the most significant rejuvenation.

Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a procedure that uses a specialized microneedling device to create micro-injuries in the skin. The tiny channels produced by the process allow for deeper penetration of the PRP while stimulating the dermal structure to heal itself through collagen production and cell regeneration. Laser rejuvenation procedures provide a similar effect to microneedling but do so through the delivery of controlled light beams to create the channels in the dermis.

Do PRP Facials Require Any Downtime?

PRP treatments do not require any downtime. Some patients do experience mild redness and swelling in their treated areas for the first 12 to 24 hours after the procedure. However, these side effects are generally short-lived and should not keep you from most of your normal activities. You are free to resume your schedule or head back to work as soon as your treatment is over if you feel comfortable doing so.

How Many Treatments Are Needed?

While you will likely see noticeable improvements after your first PRP facial, repeat sessions will further enhance the benefits of this treatment. The number of treatments needed to achieve the maximum effectiveness of our PRP facial will vary from patient to patient, depending on the condition of the patient’s skin and their desired results. However, most patients can achieve optimal outcomes with a series of two to three PRP facials scheduled approximately four to six weeks apart. At that point, an occasional touch-up treatment will help you to maintain your flawless complexion indefinitely.

What Results Can I Expect From My PRP Facial?

The results of a PRP facial tend to develop gradually as growth factors in the PRP begin to trigger new collagen production and improve the health and quality of the skin from within. Noticeable improvements in the texture and tone of your skin are typically observed after three to four weeks of your PRP facial appointment. Your skin should start to look more radiant and youthful, with a noticeable reduction in lines, scars and other skin blemishes.

While the length of the results varies for each patient, some patients experienced a refreshed appearance that can last as long as two years. Patients who undergo a series of PRP treatments tend to see longer-lasting outcomes in their results. When skin concerns do start to show up on your complexion once again, a touch-up session will work to keep them at bay even longer. Our expert staff will help you to design a customized treatment plan that addresses your concerns and ensures your skin looks flawless for years to come.

If you are interested in turning back time with a PRP facial or enhancing your appearance in other ways, now is the time to contact Winter Park Laser & Anti-Aging Center. Call us today at 407-708-9910 to book your complimentary consultation and find out if the PRP facial is right for you.