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Your Comprehensive Guide to PRP Facial Treatments

Your Comprehensive Guide to PRP Facial Treatments

On the heels of a long, cold winter season, you may find yourself heading into spring with dry skin and a dull complexion. When your skin looks a little worse for the wear, it needs more than your usual cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturizing routine. It may need a total renewal, inside and out.

At RVA Regenerative Wellness in Midlothian, Virginia, Jennylle Zanzi, FNP-C, and our skilled team know that feeling comfortable in your skin and confident in your appearance begins with a radiant, youthful-looking complexion. That’s why we offer microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), a potent anti-aging facial treatment. 

Microneedling revitalizes every skin layer, from the deepest dermal foundations to the soft, touchable surface of your gorgeous complexion. Here’s how a PRP facial works — and what it can do for you. 

Why does my skin look so tired?

Dry air and seasonal changes can take a visible toll on your skin. However, the enduring culprits behind a dull, tired complexion are usually sun damage and collagen and elastin depletion.

Starting in early adulthood, your skin’s main building blocks — collagen and elastin — gradually become less abundant and stable. Collagen and elastin are the foundational proteins that make your skin smooth, firm, supple, and resilient. 

Collagen and elastin levels decline by about 1.0%-1.5% each year, starting at about the age of 20. By age 40, collagen and elastin production has already declined by at least 20%. Sun damage can rapidly accelerate the process, too, leaving you with fine lines, dark spots, uneven texture, and diminished laxity. 

An unsurpassed anti-aging facial

Microneedling with PRP is the ultimate anti-aging facial. Its unparalleled approach combines two powerful collagen and elastin renewal catalysts into one effortless, highly effective skin-refreshing treatment. Simply put, the PRP facial stimulates the restoration of the structural building blocks that keep your epidermal tissues strong, firm, youthful, and resilient. 

Microneedling with PRP in four steps

Done in four easy steps, microneedling with PRP takes about 90 minutes from start to finish.

1. Blood sample draw

Your PRP facial begins with gentle facial cleansing followed by a soothing topical anesthetic to ensure optimal comfort through the microneedling process. As the skin-numbing agent takes effect, we draw a small amount of blood from your arm.

2. PRP serum creation

Next, we spin your vial of blood in a high-velocity centrifuge machine that rapidly separates the platelets from the other components of your blood (plasma, white, and red blood cells). 

Once the platelets rise to the top of the vial, we have your PRP serum, the “liquid gold” rich in bioactive growth factors that stimulate deep skin tissue renewal.

3. Microneedling treatment 

Once your skin is prepped and your PRP serum is ready, we perform the microneedling treatment. Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling uses a slender, pen-like device to create a series of tiny punctures called microchannels across the surface of your skin. 

These minor, superficial wounds trigger a cascade of healing responses within your epidermis, transforming your skin with an influx of fresh collagen and elastin proteins.

4. PRP serum application 

After creating collagen-inducing microchannels across your complexion, we smooth your PRP serum over the tiny openings so it permeates into your deepest epidermal layers. As the PRP filters down the microchannels, its growth factors take your skin renewal process to the next level. 

Long-lasting benefits of a PRP facial

You can expect near-instant results from your PRP facial. Within a day or two, your skin looks smoother, tighter, and more uniform. You may notice a brighter complexion with far fewer lines, wrinkles, and dark spots. 

PRP facials also provide continuously improving, long-lasting results. As your skin continues to ramp up collagen and elastin production in the weeks following your treatment, you can see ongoing improvements in your skin’s appearance, feel, and health.

Although many people view PRP facials as a luxury reserved for special occasions, nothing could be further from the truth. Regular PRP facials are an easy and highly effective way to maintain vibrant, healthy skin through every season. 

Ready to renew the skin you’re in? We can help. Call or click online to schedule a visit at RVA Regenerative Wellness in Midlothian, Virginia, today.

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