The PRP facial uses the healing properties of the blood to produce rejuvenation benefits that enhance the skin and combat signs of aging. At Baldone Reina Dermatology, we offer this treatment to residents of Covington, Slidell, the Northshore and New Orleans, LA.
What is a PRP Facial?
A PRP facial is a rejuvenation treatment that uses the healing capabilities of blood platelets to induce skin rejuvenation. PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma, which is derived by taking a small blood sample from the patient prior to treatment. The blood platelets contain growth factors that provide a wealth of benefits to the skin. For PRP facials, we use the Eclipse PRP® system. This maximizes the amount of platelets we are able to collect from the blood, while minimizing other blood cells that provide unwanted effects. With a PRP facial, patients can enjoy the following benefits:
- Enhanced skin tone and texture
- Increased collagen
- Reduction in scarring and other imperfections
Patients can enjoy even more significant results from a PRP facial by combining it with a microneedling treatment.
How Much Does a PRP Facial Cost?
If you elect to receive a PRP facial at Baldone Reina Dermatology, you will first have a consultation with medical aesthetician. During this consultation, we will assess your treatment goals in order to determine the best approach for your PRP facial treatment. Once these variables are taken into consideration, we will be able to provide you with the cost of treatment and any associated fees.
What is the PRP Facial Treatment Like?
The first step of a PRP facial is collecting blood from the patient. Once the blood is collected, it is placed into a machine that separates the blood platelets from the other blood cells, producing PRP. The PRP is then injected into various areas of the face. For this process, we use a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. Once the injections are performed, the treatment will be complete.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following a PRP Facial?
The recovery from a PRP facial is usually fairly brief, as the PRP stimulates healing in the skin. Patients can expect some soreness, sensitivity and redness in the treatment area for the first day or two following treatment. Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within a day of treatment.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a PRP Facial?
The results from your PRP facial will become visible as collagen increases in the body and the healing benefits of PRP begin to take effect. Patients can expect to notice some results within a few days of healing, but the full results from treatment can take up to two months to fully develop. Depending on your desired results, we may recommend multiple treatment sessions.
To learn how you can benefit from a PRP facial, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at Baldone Reina Dermatology. We welcome patients from Covington, New Orleans, Mandeville and the nearby areas in Louisiana.