As you age, it's normal to see changes in your body such as fine lines, wrinkles, or acne scars on your face. Luckily, various cosmetic and aesthetic treatments allow you to rejuvenate your skin and tame some signs of aging.
A vampire facial, also known as a PRP facial, is a very successful treatment that uses your blood to increase collagen production and boost the effects of microneedling. If you’re looking for enhanced facial rejuvenation, Dr. Anthony N. Dardano and his team offer PRP facials at his Boca Raton, Florida office.
Dr. Dardano is an experienced aesthetic specialist offering various facial treatments to provide you with stunning skin and a boost of confidence in your appearance.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a treatment that utilizes your blood to rejuvenate your skin by enhancing its natural self-healing and recovery potential. To understand PRP, you need to understand the components of your blood.
Your blood consists of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. The red blood cells carry oxygen to the rest of your body and the white blood cells attack viruses or bacteria.
But platelets are the star of PRP treatments. They are the cells that clump together to clot blood and rebuild tissues when an injury happens.
Platelets contain potent growth factors that we harness to speed up recovery and improve the appearance of your skin. Plasma is the liquid portion of blood that provides a medium for the platelets in a PRP facial.
PRP for facial rejuvenation
Doctors use PRP for various conditions all over the body, including aesthetic ones. The first step in a PRP facial is a simple blood draw, typically from the arm.
After we draw blood from your arm, we take the vial and place it in a centrifuge machine. The centrifuge spins the blood quickly to separate the blood into whole blood cells, plasma, and concentrated platelets.
We extract only the platelets and plasma from the centrifuge for the facial injection. The best way to deliver PRP into your skin is through microneedling.
Microneedling is a procedure where Dr. Dardano numbs the skin on your face and uses a tool that makes tiny punctures all over the skin. The holes stimulate your body to produce collagen and elastin, which aid in tightening and rebuilding the structure of your skin.
Once we perform microneedling, we take the PRP and gently massage it onto your face, allowing it to penetrate the tiny punctures in your skin. The PRP helps accelerate your facial results and significantly enhances your skin.
Does PRP really work?
PRP is an incredible addition to any facial because of the substantial growth factors that heal your skin from the inside out. One of the significant benefits of a PRP facial is its ability to significantly reduce the signs of aging, even after only one treatment.
For instance, if you have acne scars, PRP paired with microneedling significantly reduces those scars. It also fights off wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging in the skin. If you're looking to fight off the signs of aging quickly, safely, and effectively, a PRP facial is the best route to choose.
To schedule a PRP facial, call our office in Boca Raton today at 561-202-1248 or book an online appointment with Dr. Dardano to discuss PRP and facial rejuvenation.