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Coined the ‘Kim Kardashian Vampire Facial’, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facials are having their moment in the beauty industry, which is why SERO Aesthetics is proud to be announcing our PRP facials coming soon right here in Hampshire!

 

The procedure has been used for years to help athletes with sporting injuries but now, it’s being used to achieve those beauty goals. Something that was once helpful in healing tendon damage is being used to remove the appearance of wrinkles, scars, sun damage, dark circles and more. 

 

How does platelet-rich plasma technology work?

 

As you might be able to guess from the name the procedure works by using your own blood and injecting it back into the skin; its organic nature is perhaps the reason for its recent popularity. However, it seems a bit pointless simply re-injecting your own blood into your body, right? The thing about a PRP injection is that the platelets are separated from the blood beforehand meaning the concentration of plasma is 3-4 times your normal level. 

 

This plasma releases healing proteins called growth factors which accelerate tissue repair, encouraging your own body to use its normal growth processes but more effectively and faster leaving you with more youthful looking skin. 

 

Imagine going into the doctors for a blood test, this is exactly what happens when your practitioner extracts some of your blood for the procedure. Wait 20 minutes as a device separates the platelets from your blood and you should have platelet-rich plasma ready to inject into the body. 

 

Is PRP therapy safe?

 

You may have seen the infamous photo of Kim Kardashian in the Summer of 2018 when she posted a photo to Instagram with specks of blood all over her face and whilst this may look scary, the perception is far from the reality. 

 

People are opting to choose PRP facials instead of Botox or other facial fillers because of their low risk. Given that the plasma is taken from your own blood the side effects are rare because it is unlikely that your body will reject your blood.

 

Whilst the facial’s popularity is relatively recent, the actual practise is not. In May of 2010, the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology conducted a study where 23 patients who had the procedure were tested once a month for three months and taking regular photographs. The general consensus was that skin felt tighter and rejuvenated even several months after the treatments had finished. The journal concluded that the treatment was effective and there were no serious side effects.

 

Why choose the platelet-rich plasma facial?

 

The platelet-rich plasma facial is headlining the future of facials. They are for anyone who rejects the idea of injecting foreign substances into the body and wants a more natural look. Plasma contains molecules and proteins that provide key nutrients to the skin’s cells giving that rejuvenated look.

 

Having a treatment every month for three months means you can enjoy results for up to 18 months. So, what’s the catch? There isn’t one. It’s completely natural and any initial swelling or irritation is gone within a few days. 

 

You may be considering Botox and other facial fillers and whilst these have their benefits, the PRP facial is a procedure that gets better as it ages. Facial fillers often work by slowly breaking down acid injected into the face but the PRP facial encourages growth meaning the effects get better as the months go by and last longer. 

 

If you’re thinking about going that little bit further, consider combining two facial methods for unbeatable results. A process you may have heard of is micro needling where a small needle is used to prick the skin and induce collagen production. When used together PRP and micro needling at once naturally induce collagen production as well as stimulate stem cells to produce even more collagen.

 

So what are you waiting for? If you want younger looking, glowing skin then come in and chat to us today!

 

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