Do you want your skin to look younger but are not yet ready to go under the knife? If so, a PRP facial is a great option for you to have a look at. Also known as the “vampire facial”, this treatment harnesses the power of the plasma-rich platelets in your own blood to bring a multitude of benefits to your skin! If you are ready for gorgeous, glowing skin, here at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL, we can help!
How Long Does a PRP Facial Last?
This is not one of those treatments that deliver quick results that fade within a couple of months. The results of this treatment can last for up to 2 years! However, the amount of time that your results will last will depend on age, skincare, and other factors but most people can expect their results to last for at least 1 year.
How It Works
This treatment works by combining the power of microneedling with the power of PRP (plasma rich platelets). First, your blood will be drawn and the PRP will be separated from your blood. Then, your skin will be treated with tiny, incredibly sharp needles that penetrate into the deeper dermis of the skin, allowing the PRP to become even more powerful.
The PRP will then be applied to the surface of the skin. Because the skin was microneedled prior to the PRP being added to the skin, the PRP will be able to dive deep down into the skin and virtually heal it from the inside out. This will allow the healing process of microneedling to be sped up and the benefits to be more profound.
The Amazing Treatment Benefits
There are lots of great benefits that this treatment can offer. Let us have a closer look at some of those amazing benefits below:
Boosts Collagen Production
This treatment is great because it is actually going to help the body produce more collagen naturally. Increased collagen production is going to help the skin appear more youthful, even over time as the body continues to produce more. This will also help with the skin’s radiance and resilience towards the aging process.
Diminishes the Appearance of Fine Lines & Wrinkles
In addition to the boost of collagen production, this treatment is also effective at diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially those on the forehead, around the eyes, and around the mouth. It may even be able to completely erase mild to moderate wrinkles and lines. A lot of people actually opt to have this treatment because of how well it is able to combat fine lines and wrinkles.
Firmer, Plumper Skin
This treatment will also help the skin be firmer and plumper. It will be particularly noticeable in areas that have begun to sag or have lost volume. You may notice that your cheeks appear plumper and the skin around the jawline will be much firmer than it was before your treatment session. Both of these benefits will also help the skin look much younger.
Improved Skin Tone
A lot of people have concerns with excessive redness, skin discoloration, and hyperpigmentation. These concerns can even persist with a good skincare routine so what do you do to combat this concern? Well, this treatment can help! It will tone down any of that excessive redness and even out any hyperpigmentation to give you a beautifully even complexion!
Improved Skin Texture
Another concern that many people have is uneven skin texture. This can mean skin that has bumpy patches or rough, flaky areas. While this can often be caused by a lack of moisture, other issues can contribute to this issue. This treatment can help smooth away that rough texture and leave you with touchable smooth skin after only a single treatment session.
Helps Retain Moisture in the Skin
If you just can’t seem to keep your skin moisturized, this treatment can also help with that too. It will help open up the deeper layers of the skin and allow that moisture to remain for a longer period of time than it did prior to your treatment session.
Reduced Appearance of Acne Scarring
Mild to moderate scarring that was caused by acne can also be faded via this treatment. Many people have found that this treatment is great for fading those pesky acne scars.
Fades Sun Damage
Just as this treatment is able to even out the tone of the skin, it can also fade the appearance of the discoloration that sun damage so often can leave behind.
Transforms Dull Skin
If you feel as though your skin is simply dull no matter what you do and you want that dewy radiance back, this treatment can do wonders! It will help allow those newly refreshed skin cells to rise to the surface, revealing radiant, rejuvenated skin that looks much younger than it did before your treatment session.
More Youthful-Looking Skin
You can expect to have younger-looking skin after this treatment with fewer fine lines and wrinkles, plumper, firmer skin, and that restored boost of radiance that just helps the skin appear youthful, fresh, and healthy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Let us have a look at some of the most frequently asked questions below but always remember that if you have additional questions that are not addressed here, please bring them up to our staff who will be happy to answer them. They want you to be able to get the most out of this treatment and achieve the results that you want.
1. Does It Hurt?
No. This is not a painful treatment as the needles that are used to penetrate the skin are incredibly sharp, so much so that few people actually feel them. This is not a treatment that is going to cause a lot of pain or discomfort.
2. Is This Safe?
Absolutely! The PRP comes from your own body and is not some foreign substance being applied to your skin. It virtually utilizes the healing power of your own blood! Also, it has been tried and proven over the course of many, many treatments. This is a perfectly safe treatment that is designed to help the skin look and feel better.
3. How Long Does This Treatment Take?
For most treatment sessions, you can expect the treatment to last for about 30 minutes and sometimes up to an hour. This is not a treatment that takes a lot of time which surprises a lot of people considering all of the benefits that this treatment has to offer.
4. How Do I Get Ready for Treatment?
There is not anything special that you need to do before treatment unless otherwise instructed by a member of our staff. All you need to do, typically, is show up on time for your appointment and our staff will take care of the rest.
5. Is There Downtime?
Not at all. The minute that your treatment is over, you can get back to your daily activities without any worries. You do not have to worry about any downtime because of this treatment.
6. Can’t I Just Do This Myself at Home?
Absolutely not! This is not a treatment that you would want to try on your own even if you could. Our professionals are expertly trained on how to perform this treatment so that it is safe for the skin, painless and also so you get the most out of treatment. Never try a treatment like this by yourself at home!
7. Can It Help With Enlarged Pores?
Yes. This treatment can help with enlarged pores because it will help the pores push out any debris that has become stuck within the pores and therefore help to shrink them back down to their normal size. This will help the skin’s tone and texture be more even and appear more healthy! If enlarged pores are a skin concern of yours, this treatment can help.
Get Younger-Looking Skin Today Without Painful Surgery or Downtime
Do you want younger-looking skin without having to go through painful surgery? Would you like brighter, more radiant skin? If so, a PRP facial, also called a vampire facial may be exactly what you have been looking for. The treatment itself is quick and can deliver a ton of benefits including fading the appearance of sun damage and other issues. Come see us today at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago, IL to achieve your best skin!