An innovative cosmetic treatment which promises to soften and tighten the skin around the face, PRP treatment involves the extraction of the client’s own blood before combining it with hyaluronic acid and injecting it back into the target sites.
As a highly targeted approach which gives the clinician and the client complete control over which areas of the face are treated, PRP is a popular non-surgical intervention for a youthful complexion. And here at Skinoza Academy, it is just one of the treatments that we instruct new and training clinicians in to help them optimise their business and service list.
What is PRP treatment?
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma, and the whole treatment is created around using your own blood as a rejuvenating treatment for your facial skin. This is because the plasma inside your blood is rich with collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin – all factors which contribute to the natural elasticity of your skin.
As such, by releasing these factors and allowing them to soak back into the skin directly, you are providing your facial skin with an intense hit of the very things which help it to look its best for longer.
What does PRP treatment involve?
A PRP treatment is a multi-step process which first sees the clinician extract a small amount of blood from the client.
This blood is then passed through a centrifuge which separates the different components in the blood and ensures that red blood cells are removed – so that only the platelet-rich plasma is reinjected into the skin.
Because PRP treatment is so precise and heavily reliant on a targeted approach to injection, it is important that prior to the treatment itself the client and clinician have a thorough consultation – during which the clinician will be able to understand exactly what the client’s ideal results are. The most popular injection sites for this treatment are the eyes, forehead, chin, and around the corners of the lips as well as the nasal folds around the outside of the nose.
Following your treatment, there may be some minor redness across the injection sites, but you should be able to return to normal activity virtually straight away.
The benefits of PRP treatment
PRP treatment, sometimes known as the vampire facelift, boasts a number of benefits which elevate it far before a standard facelift.
The first and most obvious from a health and safety point of view is that, because the treatment uses the client’s own blood, there is no risk of an adverse or allergic reaction.
Other benefits include:
The treatment is efficient, typically lasting between 30 and 60 minutes. In terms of longevity, the results from a PRP facelift are sustainable with standard advice being to leave around 6 weeks between treatments until completion of an initial 3 or 4 session block. Beyond that, clients typically require a top up treatment every year.
A PRP treatment offers more than wrinkle relief and skin rejuvenation – it is also great at alleviating under-eye bags and can add volume to the cheeks to give them a more youthful appearance. The platelet-rich plasma achieves all of this by lessening the folds in the skin and smoothing skin’s appearance.
PRP treatment helps to keep the skin smooth in texture.
The treatment also increases natural blood flow to the face, helping to create a sustainable even tone and texture.
The treatment is largely painless and only offers some mild discomfort from the injections themselves. This makes it an accessible treatment option for clients from all walks of life.
For those clients who are seeking advice and information on PRP treatment, there is a great deal of information online about the supposed benefits of the treatment.
However, here at the Skinoza Academy we are always keen to invite clients in to discuss the treatment in-person, giving the clinician a chance to understand their ideal results and desires from the treatment, and offer tailored advice according to their situation.