The skin on your face is vital to your appearance — so when it looks worn and aged, you need to take action. There are plenty of cosmetic options, including fillers, injectables, and PRP. Facials performed with PRP can transform your skin completely.
If you’re interested in what’s also known as a “vampire facial”, Dr. Anthony Dardano is who you want to see. With an office located conveniently in Boca Raton, Florida, Dr. Dardano provides several options to help you rejuvenate your skin.
The facts on PRP
Platelet-rich plasma is a state-of-the-art treatment that’s used in several different medical specialties, including aesthetics. This treatment uses your own blood and cells to harness your body’s natural healing abilities.
Your platelets rush to the scene when you have a cut or injury where you bleed. They are a vital component in your body’s clotting cascade, which allows you to stop bleeding. Platelets also contain potent growth proteins that aid your body in rebuilding and repairing damaged tissues.
PRP is a simple procedure done in the office and requires zero downtime. One of our team members draws blood from your arm. The blood is then taken to the lab, where it’s transferred into a machine called a centrifuge.
Once the blood is in the centrifuge, it’s spun down quickly to separate the whole blood cells from the liquid plasma and platelets. The platelets are also multiplied to a higher concentration.
The team takes the concentrated platelets and plasma and puts them in a syringe for injection. Dr. Dardano then injects the PRP into different areas on your face to achieve younger, glowing skin.
Skin conditions PRP helps
PRP isn’t only used in aesthetics; in fact, it’s used in many different medical specialties for various reasons. It’s used to repair cartilage damage after an injury and during surgery to help speed up your healing time.
In aesthetics, Dr. Dardano uses PRP facials for various different skin conditions. For example, you may opt for PRP if you have any of the following skin problems:
- Fine lines
- Sagging skin
- Deep creases on your face
- Dull complexion
- Acne scars
Instead of using other more invasive treatments, you may opt for PRP as an alternative. This natural treatment uses your own cells to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out.
What are the benefits of a PRP facial?
Now that you understand how PRP works, you must appreciate the benefits. There are a lot of advantages to this type of aesthetic therapy, including zero downtime after the procedure.
The PRP treatment only takes about an hour, and you can go back to your normal activities afterward. Although this treatment does require a few injections, it typically is more comfortable than other more invasive skin treatments. Other benefits include:
As you age, your collagen production slows down. Less collagen means significant changes in your skin. The microneedling that often accompanies PRP creates micro trauma to your tissues, stimulating the production of collagen, thus improving the overall appearance of your skin.
Many other types of aesthetic treatments require multiple procedures to achieve results. PRP, however, usually only needs to be done once a year when it comes to improving your facial complexion and skin.
The effects of PRP help you retain moisture in your skin. It also helps to unclog your pores, allowing for better retention of moisturizers. It also improves the health of your skin, allowing it to keep moisture in better.
Very few side effects
PRP uses your own cells and your body’s healing properties to improve the appearance of your skin. For this reason, there are very few side effects or issues related to the procedure. You get younger-looking skin without the harsh side effects of more invasive cosmetic procedures.
PRP is often done in conjunction with microneedling to enhance its effects. Dr. Dardano helps you decide if this treatment is the best way to achieve your desired results.
If you’re interested in learning more about how PRP helps your skin, call the office at 561-202-1248 to schedule a consultation or book online.