Have you been looking for a natural way to support the health of your skin and correct various aesthetic skin concerns? Our team at Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA, offers PRP treatment for just that purpose.
What Is PRP Treatment?
A Regenerative Treatment That Uses Your Body To Heal Itself
This minimally invasive, effective treatment can handle a range of cosmetic concerns. PRP treatment uses the growth factors found within your own blood to trigger skin rejuvenation, so you don’t have to introduce anything foreign to your body.
Since this treatment is completely composed of your body’s own materials, that makes it a great treatment option for patients who are hesitant to seek out dermal fillers or other cosmetic injections.
How Does It Work?
A blood draw is the first step of treatment, since your own blood will be used to make the PRP solution. The vials of blood are processed in a machine that will use motion to separate the different blood layers. One of these layers will be “liquid gold,” brand new platelet-rich plasma. We can now draw up the PRP and reintroduce it to your body; injections or micro-needling are commonly used for reintroduction.
Your body will respond to this powerful, concentrated treatment by sending collagen and reparative cells to the treated area, all while the PRP itself offers growth factors to support your skin cells. Results can sometimes be noticed almost immediately and will continue to improve over the next few weeks as the treatment is metabolized. The best part? There’s no downtime, so you can go about your day as planned once your treatment is over.
What Can It Treat?
This treatment can tackle a wide range of skin concerns. Some of the common uses for PRP treatment can include:
- Smoothing out facial folds and wrinkles
- Correcting loss of volume
- Neck and chest lines
- Uneven skin tone and pigmentation
- Sagging skin
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Hollows under the eyes
We Use CGF
CGF is the next level of PRP therapy. It uses the newest cell harvesting technology for an even more effective process.
We Offer APAG, Too
APAG, also known as activated plasma albumin gel, is a bio-filler. Your own plasma can be processed to create this plasma gel. Heat is used while denaturing the plasma proteins, which can then be combined with various beneficial bioactive ingredients, like stem cells and growth factors.
The gel consistency can offer longer-lasting results than regular PRP since it takes longer for the body to metabolize the gel. That means your body is encouraged to make additional collagen over a longer period of time.
Benefits of APAG
This is considered a Bio-Filler, as it produces a natural facelift effect without the risk of allergic reaction. It can be used to restore a more youthful facial regenerative process, as well as treat folds, laugh lines, and forehead furrows.
This Bio-Filler can also be used to help volumize, shape, and contour the face, and has been used for chin and cheek augmentation. It’s gentle enough to treat dark circles under the eyes and can fill acne scars and lips. All of these benefits can be achieved while the gel also naturally stimulates collagen production, and promotes skin hydration and replenishment.
FAQ About PRP Treatment
1. What Do Results Look Like?
PRP offers natural and youthful-looking results. After all, this is a natural substance, so it’s not going to make you look artificial. All it does is help your skin more effectively produce collagen and other beneficial growth factors that it naturally produces anyway. You will still look like you, but should enjoy results that offer a more refreshed and youthful complexion.
2. How Long Does It Last?
Factors such as skin health, age, and genetics can all play a role in how long your results will last. Some patients find themselves still happy with their results up to two years later, while others prefer to “top off” their treatment every six months or so to maintain their complexion. Results from APAG can be expected to last even longer than regular PRP treatments.
3. What Can I Do To Extend My Results?
Our experienced team would be happy to give you tips on facial care. Additionally, there are some things you can do at home to support your skin health.
Protecting your skin from the sun with sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses may also help protect your results. Since smoking affects collagen production, quitting can help PRP therapy be even more effective. As simple as it sounds, good hydration also plays a significant role in keeping your skin supple and healthy.
4. Am I a Good Candidate?
If you want to naturally improve your cosmetic skin concerns and are healthy enough for a simple blood draw, this could be the right treatment for you. In the end, the only way to be absolutely sure this treatment is a good fit is through a consultation with us.
Ready To Learn More?
With so many facial rejuvenation treatments out there, it can be overwhelming to decide what option is best. Our team is dedicated to matching you with the right fit for your desires. Reach out to us at Pristine Med Spa in Ridgecrest, CA, today to schedule your consultation.