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What is PRP Treatment, and How Does it Work?

Although aging is inevitable, you don’t have to settle for aging skin. There are many ways you can fight the signs of aging in the delicate skin on your face, but few are more revolutionary than PRP treatment.

Also known as the “vampire facial” this innovative method takes advantage of special cells in your own blood to improve the look and condition of your skin. It’s a safe, gentle, and minimally invasive procedure that makes all the difference. Your skin regains a youthful glow and regenerates itself to a healthier state.

Read on to learn more about PRP treatments and how they work.

What is PRP Treatment?

PRP stands for “platelet-rich plasma” which is exactly what gets injected back into the skin. Blood as a whole consists of several components, with PRP being one of them. Platelet-rich plasma itself consists of two parts:

  • Plasma, the liquid portion of the blood.
  • Platelets, which are responsible for blood clotting, but also play a role in healing and regenerating within the body. They can trigger the reproduction of cells and help tissue regenerate when applied to a target area.

Platelet-rich plasma contains both of these compounds. To obtain it, a blood sample is placed into a special device that separates the sample into its various compounds. This allows technicians to extract this part only while concentrating the platelets within the plasma.

How it Works

When you come in for a PRP treatment, we begin by drawing a blood sample. Then, you can relax while we perform the extraction of platelet-rich plasma. From here, there are a few options:

  • The solution can be applied topically.
  • It can be injected into the target area(s).
  • It can be used in combination with other treatments such as microneedling, which can increase absorption and enhance the results even further.

The injections are often most effective as they work from the inside, stimulating new cell growth, regenerating existing tissue, and boosting collagen production. Collagen is a crucial building block in healthy skin, and its production slows as we age. Therefore, giving your skin an extra surge of collagen offers a firmer, more youthful appearance and improves longevity.

As the cells underneath the skin heal and regenerate, and healthy new cells are formed, a few things happen on the surface:

  • Lines and wrinkles are filled in
  • The surface becomes smoother and softer
  • Skin is tighter and plumper
  • Sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and more are reduced to reveal a more even and balanced skin tone and texture
  • Overall skin health is improved and skin’s natural healing abilities are enhanced, leading to a healthy, vibrant glow long-term

PRP treatments are a great way to address certain short-term concerns like wrinkles, acne, and damage but they also set you up for long-term success. Not only does your skin improve, but often, so does your confidence! You’re face-to-face with people all the time, so why not put your best face forward?

how PRP treatment work


While a single PRP treatment will produce results, a series of several treatments is often recommended for your skin to reach its full potential. The number of treatments needed will vary from person to person, but we recommend spacing them out by one or two months.

If you’re unsure how many treatments you want/need, a consultation with one of our skincare professionals can help you decide! Once you’ve completed your treatments, there are a few things you can do to help maintain your results for as long as possible.

Firstly, follow all aftercare instructions for each treatment. These can include things like:

  • Avoid touching your face for several hours
  • Avoid applying makeup until at least the next day
  • Avoid any rubbing or other irritation to the skin
  • Avoid exfoliating products for at least a few days
  • Try to sleep on your back with your face elevated for the first couple of days

These steps allow the treatment to fully take effect without any disruptions or obstacles.

It’s also imperative that you maintain a regular skincare routine with effective, high-quality products. We’re happy to discuss good products and practices with you if you’re unsure of the best plan.

Risks and Side Effects

Although PRP treatments are deemed incredibly safe for most people, there are some mild side effects you may experience. This includes temporary redness, swelling, and discomfort. You can treat the swelling with a cold compress wrapped in a soft, clean cloth or towel. This will reduce inflammation as well as help with the pain. These things should subside after a few days, at most.

PRP treatments are extremely low-risk, with most of the potential issues arising only from dirty or mishandled equipment. Drawing blood can lead to bleeding and infections if not done correctly. This is why you must get PRP treatments only at a clean, professional, and qualified clinic like B Fancy Beauty Center.

Who are PRP Treatments For?

Due to the safe, gentle, and minimally invasive nature of PRP treatments, they are suitable for a wide range of people. Especially since the solution is extracted from your own blood, there is no risk of anything foreign entering your body.

That being said, there are a few medical conditions that may make you unsuited for the treatment:

  • HIV or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Blood cancer of any type
  • Skin cancer in the desired target area
  • Anything that requires blood thinners

These conditions all impact your platelets in some way, meaning they won’t be able to provide a proper treatment with the expected results.

invasive nature of PRP treatments

Enjoy Healthy Skin and Lasting Results With PRP Treatments

PRP treatments are a simple yet extremely effective way to achieve beautiful, glowing skin. With just a few short sessions, your skin will be rejuvenated and better able to heal itself. The results are beautiful, long-lasting, and not to mention plentiful!

From wrinkles and acne scars to sun damage and dullness, PRP treatments address multiple issues at once to leave your face smooth and vibrant. Contact us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation and start your journey to the best skin of your life!

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