PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy for Facial Rejuvenation

Why PRP Therapy for Facial Rejuvenation?

At Beauty Within, we offer PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatment for facial rejuvenation. It is commonly referred to as the “Vampire Facial” in the media.

We are also proud to offer Eclipse PRP® technology and the Eclipse MicroPen® Elite (microneedling device). Eclipse is the #1 PRP device in Canada!

Health Canada approved, this treatment is provided only by trained and experienced health professionals. The Eclipse MicroPen® Elite is also Health Canada approved.

You can learn more about PRP Therapy and the science behind it by visiting Eclipse International.

What Does PRP Therapy Address?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is a high concentration of platelets in a small volume of plasma. A small amount of blood is drawn and then the platelets/plasma are isolated (by centrifugation - spun at high speed in a machine) from the other components of the blood. The PRP is then injected or micro-needled into the skin.

Growth factors are released by platelets - these function to regulate healing. When your skin is stimulated with PRP, affected cells start to repair any damaged tissue and regenerate new, healthy tissue.

The goal of PRP therapy for skin rejuvenation is to improve collagen and elastin content, skin texture and elasticity.

PRP can be used to treat:

  • Dark circles/hollow (tear troughs) under eyes
  • Nasolabial or marionette lines
  • Crepey to mildly wrinkled skin on face, neck, chest, hands, and stretch marks.
  • Often PRP therapy is combined with other treatments for skin rejuvenation such as fillers, resurfacing and Botox® Cosmetic.
  • PRP therapy has also been used for decades to accelerate the healing of injured ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints.

Benefits:

  • Non-surgical.
  • Minimal downtime (patients must adhere to Post Care Instructions for best results).
  • Treatment is relatively quick and comfortable (topical anaesthetic is used).
  • Since PRP therapy uses your own blood for hair restoration treatment, there is little risk of allergic reaction or hypersensitivity.
  • Can also be used for hair restoration and other dermatological conditions.

Results:

  • A treatment series is 3-6 treatments spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart.
  • Maintenance treatment is recommended every 9 to 12 months.
  • Results may wear off if not maintained.
  • Results vary between individuals. Some people exceed our expectations and some people respond below expectations. Although good results are expected, with the focus on improvement and not perfection, every person is unique and it is impossible to guarantee results.

Who Should Not Receive PRP Therapy for Facial Rejuvenation?

PRP is not indicated for deep wrinkles, skin laxity and significant volume loss. PRP is not recommended if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, have a blood condition especially involving platelets or fibrin, recent blood transfusion, if you have a history of keloid scarring, collagen vascular diseases such as scleroderma or if you have cancer. Avoid treatment in areas where there is skin cancer, precancerous skin lesions, skin infection/or chronic skin condition (eg. eczema, psoriasis) at the site of treatment. If you have hemophilia, infectious diseases or liver function issues, PRP may not be indicated. Bleeding disorders or blood thinners make you more prone to bruising. Smoking/second-hand smoke interferes with healing and may increase the risk of all side effects especially infection or produce poor quality PRP. Chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV or other immunosuppressive conditions or medications may increase your risk of infection and other side-effects. If you have any of the above issues there may be a decreased or lack of response to treatment.

PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy for Facial Rejuvenation

Side Effects

Injection-related side effects can include:

  • Bleeding/bruising - usually minimal.
  • Tightness/dryness of treated areas as well, which will resolve.
  • Mild to moderate discomfort, swelling, redness, needle marks/small scabs may take a few minutes to a week to resolve.
  • Skin discolouration is uncommon, but possible.
  • Breakouts are possible following treatment.
  • Cold sores can be triggered if you have a history of cold sores in the treatment area and rarely if you do not have a history. Medication can be prescribed to limit or prevent them.
  • A higher risk of infection if you have had facial implants, permanent/semi-permanent filler treatments, smoke or are on immunosuppressant medication.
  • Allergic reactions are not a concern because it is your own blood being used.

**Please contact the clinic immediately if you experience side effects beyond one week. We can be reached at: 519-266-3642 or [email protected]

How Much Does PRP Therapy for Hair Restoration Cost?

Treatment plans are customized and unique to you. At Beauty Within, PRP Therapy is available in packages (including savings) or single maintenance treatments.

A consultation is required.

Find out if PRP facial rejuvenation therapy is right for you!

Consultations are complimentary and an individualized quote is provided. Book Today!

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