Sorgente MedSpa and All Cape Gynecology
Lucia Cagnes, M.D.
Aesthetic Medical Spa located in Hyannis, Cape Cod, MA
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP facial is one of the most coveted natural, non-surgical treatments celebrities and beauty gurus around the world request to replenish, refresh and add a glow to their skin. With so many options for rejuvenating your skin and restoring a youthful glow at medical spas and plastic surgery clinics, it can be hard to choose what might work best for you. Lucia Cagnes at Sorgente MedSpa and All Cape Gynecology in Hyannis, Cape Cod, Massachusetts can help you decide what treatment option is best for you.
Sorgente Signature Facelift aims to restore volume with PRP.
PRP Facials Q&A
What Makes the PRP Facial Different?
To start, PRP facials are performed by qualified medical professionals and not your average esthetician.
Like dermal fillers, PRP is injected into the skin.
PRP stimulates the production of collagen and elastin in the treated areas, which results in firmer skin and increased skin elasticity.
Furthermore, side-effects associated with the PRP Facial are minimal and allergic reactions are non-existent.
Celebrities swear by it!
Studies have shown PRP Facials to improve the appearance of a variety of skin imperfections including:
- surgical and acne scars
- age spots or uneven skin tone
- fine lines and wrinkles
- stretch marks
- and more
How Does the PRP Facial Work?
The PRP facial is a simple 3 step process that offers dramatic skin rejuvenation results.
Step 1: Draw Blood
A small vile of blood in drawn by a medical professional.
Step 2: Blood Preparation
Your blood is then placed in a machine called a “centrifuge.” The centrifuge isolates the platelet’s from your red and white blood cells.
Step 3: PRP Injections
Although the treatment is not painful, a numbing cream may be applied to your face to minimize any discomfort that may occur during treatment. It is important that a skilled medical professional inject the platelet-rich plasma into the skin, to ensure bruising is minimized or avoided altogether.
Why Is the PRP Facial So Effective?
One of the most powerful properties of a PRP is its ability to regenerate cells. PRP contains a protein that is scientifically proven to stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself.
Remember falling and scraping your knee when you were a kid? The clear, gel-like substance that would cover your wounded area consist of platelets.
Your body naturally goes into hyperdrive to generate platelets to heal any injury. Platelets are not only responsible for regeneration but they also stimulate regrowth.
The centrifuge concentrates these platelets in your blood 2.5 times over baseline, which is the ideal concentration for maximum effect.
Are There Any Side-Effects?
Since the PRP Facial uses your own blood, you DO NOT have to worry about an allergic reaction to your own platelets.
Added volume in the injection areas may occur. In many cases, this is a desired side-effect. In some cases, minor bruising may occur.
Benefits of the PRP Facial
There are many amazing benefits gained by a PRP facial.
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles anywhere on the face including around the eyes and mouth
- Fades acne scars and reduces active acne
- Replenishes a glow to your skin
- Tightens the skin over time
- Lightens dark circles under the eyes
- Minimizes age spots and sun spots
- Shrinks pores
- Plumps your skin naturally
- Heals damage due to sun overexposure
- Produces a flawless complexion
Results From PRP Facial
There are several factors such as age, condition of the skin, and overall health that can affect results. Nevertheless, you can count on visible improvement after your first treatment.
Some men and women report seeing effects as early as a week after their PRP Facial. However, the full effect of the PRP Facial improves over the following 6 to 8 weeks.
Am I A Candidate for a PRP Facial?
Anyone in good health who wants to rejuvenate their skin from the imperfections listed above is a candidate.
If you take aspirin or are on blood thinners, consult with your PRP Facial physician to ensure it is right for you. Also consult with a dermatologist or physician if you suffer from a severe skin condition.
While the PRP facial can be used on all skin types, the only way to know for certain if you are the perfect candidate is to book an appointment with a medical professional for a skin assessment.
For Men & Women
The truth is, the PRP Facial is not only reserved for celebrities. You too can experience all of its amazing benefits.
Do you feel like your skin has been feeling a little dull and dry? Have your days of hanging out by the pool started to catch up to you and your skin? Have you already started to notice a few fine lines emerging?
The good news is, you don’t have to live with it! You can look as young as you feel in as little as one treatment.
Celebrity Quality Skin
For star quality results it is recommended to get 2 to 4 sessions. Each treatment session should be 4 to 6 weeks apart to allow the effects to build off the previous treatment.
Because PRP Facials are so gentle, they can be combined with a variety of other facial rejuvenation procedures to give your results an added boost.
For example, you can get Botox to reduce severe wrinkles or dermal fillers to plump your cheeks and lips for a more dramatic effect.
You deserve to have flawless skin that leaves your friends and families amazed about what your secret is while you flaunt your camera-ready results.
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