What is a PRP facial?
A PRP facial is an innovative aesthetic treatment that harnesses the power of regenerative medicine to improve the health, condition, and appearance of your skin.
During the facial, Dr. Guy uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) microneedling to increase cell production and repair your skin.
PRP is a concentrated amount of your own platelets made from your blood. Platelets are messengers that tell the body to begin collagen repair by activating various growth factors.
As you age, your ability to generate new cells slows. This is often first apparent on your skin because your facial skin is thin and delicate compared to the skin elsewhere on your body.
Collagen and elastin are two fibers that help your skin look plump and spring back to smoothness after you smile. When your collagen and elastin cells decrease, along with gravity, your skin doesn’t bounce back as well, and fine lines and wrinkles form. Also, if you ever experienced phases of deep acne, there may be scars that have been left over.
A PRP facial floods your skin with the growth factors it needs to boost cell generation and triggers your body’s regenerative abilities. This targets fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, sun spots, and renews the collagen.
What are the benefits of a PRP facial?
PRP facials offer a longer-lasting solution to your skin concerns by addressing the underlying cause of imperfections. In addition to reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, PRP facials can also treat acne and fade acne scarring.
PRP doesn’t just improve the appearance of your facial skin. Dr. Guy also offers MicroPen™ PRP treatments for your neck, décolletage, and the back of your hands
PRP facials improve your overall skin tone and texture. As new capillaries, collagen and elastin grow in your skin, you develop a healthy, youthful glow.
What happens during a PRP facial?
Dr. Guy begins your PRP facial by drawing a vial of your blood. He generates the PRP in the office with a special centrifuge process.
Then, he cleans your skin. If you are sensitive to needles or pain, you can request a topical numbing cream to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Then, he uses a hand-held MicroPen™ to inject the PRP serum into your skin.
Depending on your needs, he may also incorporate under skin injections to maximize the effectiveness of your facial. This is entirely your decision at treatment. The entire treatment takes 60-90 minutes.
Dr. Guy can also use natural fillers to enhance the look of saggy skin with a custom formulated tightener solution. Both are made directly from your own blood. This requires a consultation before proceeding.
Your skin needs time to grow new cells. You should start to see results over the next few days and weeks, although everyone responds slightly differently to the treatment.
It is highly recommended for a series of three injections, once per month to see the best results. They offer packages for this. If you would like additional natural filler or tightener, please bring that up during your initial consultation. Afterward, Dr. Guy provides instructions on how to take care of your skin.
Call Doctor Guy today or make an appointment online to enhance the appearance of your skin with a PRP facial.
Naturopathic Doctor & Hormone Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA
If you’re troubled by skin imperfections like fine lines, acne, or scarring, you may benefit from an innovative PRP facial, also known as a vampire facial. At Doctor Guy, in the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, Guy Citrin, ND, offers PRP facials that use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to boost cell production in your skin and reduce signs of aging and other imperfections. Call Doctor Guy or schedule a consultation online today to find out if a PRP facial is right for you.