Platelet Rich Plasma has been used in facial rejuvenation around the world for over a decade but has only recently become popular in the United States after celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Bar Refaeli and Real Housewives of Miami star Lisa Hochstein had the procedure performed on camera in front of millions of viewers. Now, Hollywood and people across the United States are buzzing about ‘Vampire Facials”!
The Platelet Rich Plasma Facial is an upscale procedure performed at Artemedica Spa. Although the pictures may look frightening, we use numbing cream to help alleviate the discomfort! The numbing cream is applied prior to the treatment and although the treatment is uncomfortable to some, the downtime is actually fairly minimal. First, a small amount of blood is drawn from your arm and ran through a centrifuge. Your Platelet Rich Plasma is then separated out and applied topically to your skin followed by a DermaPen treatment. Following the DermaPen treatment, a second layer of Platelet Rich Plasma is applied and massaged into your skin.
The growth factors in the Platelet Rich Plasma re-energize cells and boost collagen production, leading to a reduction in the the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and an overall improvement of your skin’s tone and texture while repairing and regenerating damaged skin and helping to slow and reverse the signs of aging. Following the initial downtime, you will be left with glowing skin that looks and feels younger!
Benefits: Repairing damaged skin cells. Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin’s tone and texture.
Downtime: Approximately 2-3 days of facial redness/swelling. Avoid wearing makeup & exposure to sun for the initial 3 days.
Number of Treatments: For optimal results, it is recommended that the treatment is performed in a series of 3-6.