Updated: Sep 4, 2020
Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy, is a form of regenerative medicine that makes use of our body’s ability to heal itself and enhance the natural growth factors your body uses to heal tissue.
Platelet-Rich plasma, or PRP, is a substance that promotes healing when injected. Plasma is a component of your blood that contains special proteins, that help your blood to clot. It also contains proteins that support cell growth. When injecting PRP into damaged tissues, the PRP will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing, therefore reducing the prominence of scars, wrinkles, sun damage, and dark circles. Your skin will be tighter and more radiant.
What is plasma and what are platelets?
Plasma is the liquid part of whole blood. It is composed largely of water and proteins, and it circulates red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets through the body. Platelets, also called thrombocytes, are blood cells that cause blood clots and other necessary growth healing functions, and their activation plays a key role in the body's natural healing process.
What is PRP Facial treatment?
PRP facial treatment uses your own blood’s platelets and plasma to be injected on your face. The platelet-rich plasma can either be injected into deeper wrinkles or micro-needled into the skin. Once the plasma is in, it begins to do its work of rejuvenating your face, tightening wrinkled areas and smoothing and improving the texture of your skin. It’s able to do that because PRP stimulates collagen growth.
The more often you have a PRP facial, the longer the results of each treatment will last, which is about 6 to 12 months.
The advantages of PRP Facial treatment are:
It uses your body’s natural ability to heal itself
There’s no chance for an allergic reaction because the plasma comes from your own body
Pain is minimal and the procedure is short (not more than 60min!)
PRP Facial treatment process
PRP Facial treatment is a three-step process. It is recommended to repeat PRP treatment three times, 4-5 weeks apart. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 4–6 months.
The medical professional draws your blood and puts the vials containing the blood into a centrifuge - a machine that spins rapidly to separate fluids of different densities.
After about 15 minutes in the centrifuge, your blood will have separated into in three layers:
red blood cells
The platelet-rich plasma is drawn up into a syringe and then injected into areas on your face and scalp.
Because the procedure involves injections, there might be some minor swelling or bruising, therefore we recommend to allow 24-hours for your skin to fully recover. Avoid the direct sun exposure right after the procedure, wear a sun protector of 50 SPF and drink lots of water.
When will I see the results?
Results take a while to show up, especially after the very first facial you get, as the plasma is working its' way into the layers of the skin. Most patients notice tightening of the skin, glow and overall healthier look within a few days after the treatment.
Results can last several months. That’s why many people choose to have PRP facials few times per year to maintain the results.
Three treatments every 4 - 5 weeks are recommended for best results, and then one treatment every 6 months for maintenance.
Benefits of PRP Facial
PRP Facial treatment not only helps the body create new elastin and collagen, but it can decrease the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars, lines, stretch marks and other types of scars. It also improves skin’s texture and tone.
The benefits of PRP treatment include:
1. Increased Collagen Production and Total Rejuvenation
PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin. Because it boosts collagen, it’s also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone.
2. Naturally reduced fine lines and wrinkles
PRP uses your own natural elements without the addition of any foreign products. Common signs of aging such as lines and wrinkles are treated with PRP to stimulate cellular turnover, and form new collagen and elastin. As a result of the procedure, your skin tightens naturally in response to your body's own ability to heal.
Because it uses your own blood, PRP is very safe. It’s also not a new treatment. It’s long been recognised and used in the hospital system and in sports medicine for its effective wound healing properties.
4. Long lasting results
The individual results vary, but typically the effects of PRP treatment last around 12 to 18 months after series of three treatments.
PRP for Hair Loss
PRP therapy is also used to treat hair thinning and hair loss, as it triggers natural hair growth and regulates hair growth cycle. According to research from 2014, PRP injections are effective in treating androgenic alopecia, which is also known as male pattern baldness.
PRP Treatment with Intravenous (IV) Therapy
PRP treatment is great treatment to combine with any of our Intravenous (IV) Therapy treatments, such as RADIANCE, MASTER ANTIOXIDANT, ANTI AGING or HAIR GROWTH. Firstly, the blood is infused with ingredients from our IV Therapy treatments, and after that the blood is drawn and injected to increase the effectiveness and provide additional nutrients to treated areas.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment in Puerto Banus, Marbella
PRP treatment is one of the safest anti-aging treatments that stimulates collagen production, reduces appearance of fine lines, sagging skin, and rejuvenates the skin making it look youthful. Your body’s own plasma that is rich in platelets is used to naturally rejuvenate the skin.
To book your treatment, you can fill out the Appointment Request form on the Face Fitness page, or contact us directly at email@example.com