The Secret to Gorgeous Skin May Lie in your Own Cells
- Under eye puffiness
- Dark circles
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of firmness and radiance
Are these concerns that you notice when you look in the mirror? We can help. Dr. J’s Elegant Reflections in La Mesa and Temecula Ca is proud to offer platelet-rich plasma facials, or PRP.
What is PRP?
PRP, platelet-rich plasma, is an organic substance that is derived from your own blood. You may have heard of this collagen-induction therapy as a Vampire Facial. Platelets are an important essence of the blood, suited to wound-healing and tissue regeneration.
To rejuvenate the skin, platelet-rich plasma is separated from other cells in the blood. We do this here in the office using a special piece of equipment. The process takes only a few minutes, then we are ready for the next step.
The Vampire Facial
Vampire facials involve microneedling, a precise technique that, in itself, promotes collagen rebuilding. Prior to treatment, the skin is cleansed and a topical anesthetic is applied to ensure comfort. A short blood-draw takes place and platelet-rich plasma is extracted while you wait. When the uppermost layers of skin are comfortably numb, PRP is applied over the treatment area. Microneedling is then conducted. This technique maximizes the absorption of the PRP substance into the deeper layers of tissue.
The absorption of PRP regenerates the matrix of collagen simultaneous to tissue regeneration. In time, as collagen strands strengthen, the skin appears smoother, firmer, and more radiant. Most patients start to notice improvement within a few weeks of their first treatment. Depending on the desired outcome, three Vampire facials may be optimal. These are scheduled 4 to 8 weeks apart.
PRP with microneedling can reverse signs of sun damage, such as hyperpigmentation, as well as age-related concerns related to collagen depletion. Whether your interest is in correcting existing damage or promoting beautiful skin with proactive steps, this comfortable treatment may be just what you’re looking for.
Would you like to learn more about how Vampire facials can improve the appearance of your skin? Call our Temecula, CA office at 951-319-1730.