How PRP Therapy Can Add Vibrancy to Your Skin

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Also known as a “vampire facial,” platelet-rich plasma (PRP) may just be the secret to younger-looking skin. If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve the texture and tone of your skin, a PRP facial is an excellent, non-surgical way to combat the signs of aging.

At Dolce Vida Medical Spa, with offices in Westport, Trumbull, and Hamden, Connecticut, we’re dedicated to helping you feel and look your best. We offer the latest advances in aesthetic medicine, including a full range of injectables, body sculpting, laser hair removal, and PRP facials.

Everyone desires radiant, youthful-looking skin, and now you can attain it without surgery or taking time off for an extended recovery.

What is a platelet-rich plasma facial?

A platelet-rich plasma facial is an innovative treatment that uses components of your own blood to stimulate the natural healing processes of your skin. PRP is an element of blood that contains growth factors. When injected into the skin, PRP acts as a type of matrix to support the underlying structure and stimulate collagen production, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger-looking skin.

How is a PRP facial performed?

Drawing your blood is the first step in a PRP facial. We place the blood into a centrifuge, which separates the platelets from the plasma. Once the concentrated source of platelets is ready, we use a microneedle to infuse the platelets into your skin.

Microneedling involves creating micro-injuries in the skin using a special pen device. The tiny channels allow for deeper penetration of the PRP while triggering new collagen production and cell regeneration.

We use topical numbing cream to make sure you’re comfortable throughout your session. Adding platelet-rich plasma to microneedling also amplifies the effects of both treatments, providing superior results.

Benefits of a platelet-rich plasma facial

PRP facials are popular for good reason. The following are some of the advantages of PRP facials:

  • Minimally-invasive procedure
  • No anesthesia
  • Quick (can come in on your lunch hour)
  • Addresses multiple concerns in a single treatment
  • Provides natural-looking results
  • Little to no downtime

A PRP facial fits into the busiest of schedules, and only you will know that you had something done.

What can a platelet-rich plasma facial address?

The PRP facial is the perfect solution for a variety of common skin issues. Following are some of the skin concerns a PRP facial address:

  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin laxity
  • Fine lines
  • Loss of volume
  • Dark spots
  • Mild acne scars

At your consultation, your provider will examine your skin and recommend the best approach to addressing your skin concerns.

What results can I expect?

It takes a few weeks for the PRP to get to work stimulating healthier-looking skin. Most patients notice results within three weeks of the first session. The majority of our patients achieve excellent results following a series of two or three PRP facials scheduled about four to six weeks apart.

Results are long-lasting, and you’ll continue to see benefits and enjoy your results long after your session. Some patients see a refreshed appearance that lasts up to 18 to 24 months following the treatment. If skin concerns reappear, a touch-up session can keep them at bay even longer.

To start your journey to brighter, more vibrant, younger-looking skin, give us a call to schedule your initial consultation with one of our providers or booking online today. Rejuvenated skin awaits!

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