Platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, is a solution created by processing your own blood so that it forms a high concentration of growth factors. When applied to the skin directly after SkinPen® microneedling, a process that creates thousands of micro-injuries in the skin and tissue, the PRP is absorbed into the dermis and stimulates new cell growth and collagen production.
Why Choose SpaVie
- SpaVie is the perfect blend of medical professionalism and luxurious comfort.
- Headed by one of the top female plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Jennifer Harrington, our facility in Plymouth serves the Twin Cities as well as outlying communities including Minnetonka, Wayzata, St. Cloud and Sartell. We are conveniently located for easy travel.
- We offer only the most tried and true treatments for refreshing the face and body.
Contact us online or call our Plymouth office at 612-213-1111 to request your consultation.
Best Candidates for PRP Facial Rejuvenation
Facial rejuvenation with PRP can be performed on almost any man or women who is in good overall health. Most candidates hope to improve upon superficial skin concerns like acne scars, fine lines, uneven texture or sun spots. Because microneedling with PRP rejuvenates the skin from the inside out, the procedure can also address minor skin laxity.
Depending on your needs and goals, Dr. Harrington may recommend additional treatments to help you achieve the best results. Many people combine PRP treatments with Sciton laser treatments to further improve pigment, acne or aging skin.
What to Expect
Before your PRP treatment, your aesthetician will draw blood from your arm. The PRP will then be separated from the rest of your blood using a centrifuge. A topical numbing cream will be applied to your face to maximize your comfort during the microneedling process. Once your face is numb, your provider will pass a device containing numerous tiny needles over your skin, creating thousands of micro-injuries. During and following this process, the PRP from your blood will be applied to your face like a serum, allowing your skin to absorb the growth factors.
Recovery & Results
Following the treatment, we will ask you to avoid washing the PRP from your face for a set period of time. For this reason, it’s best if you can schedule your procedure for a day when you’re able to go home after and relax. The next morning, you may notice some redness, mild peeling or swelling, but most people don’t find the side effects to be too bothersome. Any lingering redness or swelling should fade within a few days.
Your results should gradually develop over the coming weeks and months. You may notice a firmer, smoother skin texture and a decrease in scarring, fine wrinkles and other surface issues. Most people get a series of 3 to 6 treatments spaced about a month apart for the best results. Each subsequent treatment should build upon your previous results.
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*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.