What is facial PRP?

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is a facial treatment based on the use of components from the patient’s own blood to improve the appearance of the skin and treat certain aesthetic problems.

It is a non-invasive treatment performed to improve the appearance of the skin and treat aesthetic problems. It is based on the use of components from the patient’s own blood, obtained from a blood sample that undergoes a centrifugation process to separate the blood components.

The end result is a clear, transparent liquid called platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is obtained from the top of the blood sample and injected into the skin through a series of microinjections.

The goal of the treatment is to stimulate collagen production and cellular rejuvenation, resulting in smoother, firmer and more luminous skin. In addition, PRP can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of dark spots and scars.

What does PRP facial treatment consist of?

PRP is applied by microinjections into the skin, and its objective is to stimulate collagen production and cellular rejuvenation. This results in smoother, firmer and more luminous skin, and in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, improvement of skin texture and reduction of dark spots and scars.

It is usually fast and minimally invasive, and results are visible within a few weeks. However, it is important to keep in mind that results may vary from person to person and that several sessions are necessary to obtain optimal results.

Risks and contraindications

Facial PRP is generally safe and has few risks or side effects. However, as with any medical treatment, there are some contraindications and precautions to be taken into account.

Among the most common contraindications of facial PRP are:

  • Pregnancy or lactation: treatment is not recommended during this period.
  • Autoimmune diseases: PRP can aggravate these diseases.
  • Treatments with anticoagulant medications: PRP involves the manipulation of blood, so there may be an increased risk of bleeding if you are taking blood thinning medications.
  • Active infections: treatment should be postponed until the infection has resolved.

Commitment to quality

This text on facial PRP has been written by professional editors. In addition, we have relied on experts in medicine, engineering and aesthetics as a source of information, as well as specific studies to maintain the quality of what we publish.

At Sisneo Bioscience we are committed to publish truthful and contrasted information. And to update or correct it as soon as new knowledge becomes available.

Among others, we have used the following sources:

  • Pérez Sánchez, Yamilet y Quintero Larróvere, Milagro. (2020). «Tratamiento seriado con plasma rico en plaquetas en rejuvenecimiento facial. Cambios histopatológicos y clínicos» en Cirugía Plástica Ibero-Latinoamericana, 46(4), 421-440. Epub 08 de febrero de 2021.https://dx.doi.org/10.4321/s0376-78922020000500006
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