Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP, an innovative healing treatment that uses the body’s own blood to repair damaged tissue, is quickly becoming the most sought after speciality on the market. From famous athletes like Tiger Woods seeking to regenerate knee tissue with PRP injections, to superstars like Angelina Jolie and Kim Kardashian looking to refresh their gorgeous complexions with PRP Microneedling Facials (aka PRP Facial or Blood Facial), the treatment is proving to yield astounding results in rejuvenating the body.
We live in a time of tremendous technological advancement and treatments like PRP reverse the aging process by using this technology to heal the body. Areas of the face where signs of aging are most prominent are around the eyes, mouth and forehead. Many times, exposure to the environment can accelerate the aging process and show premature wrinkling and fine lines. Over time, the skin loses its firm appearance as the body’s production of collagen and elastin deteriorates. But PRP therapy for the face is a wonderful solution because it stimulates the body’s own production of collagen and elastin to rejuvenate skin tissue naturally.
What is PLATELET-RICH PLASMA (PRP) ?
PRP, aka Blood Facial, uses a person’s own blood to heal and regenerate tissue. We offer this cutting edge technology at our NYC-based medical spas by appointment to those interested in the treatment. Blood is mainly composed of a liquid called plasma, but it also contains solid components like platelets, red cells and white cells. The main objective of platelets is to clot blood, but they also contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors that have been found to actually heal injuries. Unlike Botox and Fillers, PRP therapy harnesses the power of a person’s own body to rejuvenate skin, increasing the production of collagen and elastin.
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PRP Facials are used to treat:
What is the PRP Facial Procedure?
Our licensed aestheticians are also certified medical technicians. They will begin the process of PRP therapy by first drawing blood from your arm. Using a machine called a centrifuge, a rapidly rotating container that applies centrifugal force to its contents, platelets are separated from the other blood cells. This process significantly increases the density of the platelets by five to ten times greater than usual.
The PRP serum, rich with your own platelets, is then spread over the face. Through the process of PRP microneedling or microdermabrasion, the PRPs penetrate deep into the layers of skin. The PRP acts as an energy boost for the skin, helping skin to function at optimal levels. The production of collagen and elastin are increased, while hydrating the skin. The results are sometimes referred to as a PRP Facelift because the skin looks fantastic afterwards.
benefits of Platelet-Rich Plasma
How do I know if PRP is for me?
Those who make good candidates for PRP:
- Have premature wrinkles.
- Have suffered high levels of sun damage.
- Those looking for even skin tones.
- Those who want a fresh, natural look.
Those who would not make a good candidate for PRP:
- Anyone who has a blood disease.
- Those with bleeding disorders.
PRP Treatment Aftercare
Aside from the risk of some bruising at the time the blood is drawn as with any blood draw, there is little risk.
Post-treatment care for a PRP Facial is simple.
- Avoid applying skin care products and makeup to the treated area for the rest of the day of treatment.
- Wear sunscreen daily.
- Follow a regular skin care regimen that supports healthy skin. Our aestheticians will advise you on the best possible skin program for you.
Aesthetic Artistry’s NYC medical spas carry a full line of advanced home care products, including Skinceuticals® and Image Skin Care®, to help improve and maintain the skin’s overall health and appearance. We offer consultations to ensure that you have the most effective skin care routine available customized for your unique skin type.
How often can I have PRP done?
The PRP Facial has long-lasting results because it stimulates the growth of new cells naturally. Unlike Botox and Fillers, which use synthetic ingredients, the results don’t wear off after several months. Most patients have a series of three to six treatments performed over a couple of months. Then touch up PRP treatments are recommended every six months to a year for the next couple of years. Your cells will continue to age naturally over time, but the PRP Facial acts as a restart for your cells bringing new life as the body’s production of collagen and elastin are stimulated.
Make your appointment today for a consultation and get ready to turn back the hands of time so you can have firm, young vibrant skin again. Aesthetic Artistry’s cutting edge technology and skilled, friendly staff make us the place to go for PRP Facials in NYC!
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Book a PRP Facial appointment at one of our two New York medical spa locations
Top notch service, always! I have been going to Cortney for about 4 years now, and she gives great facials, including the HydraFacial
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I just had my first appointment today, and it was GREAT! Cortney is professional and so informative. I cannot wait to see how amazing
my skin looks during and after my journey with her!
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