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What is a PRP facial? 

PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, is produced from your own blood, processed to concentrate the natural growth factors in the blood. When applied to the skin after microdermabrasion or microneedling, this healing PRP enters your skin structure, triggering natural regeneration, and increased collagen production. A local anesthetic will numb the treatment area. The PRP is then applied to your processed facial skin, entering the skin to work its magic.

What can a PRP facial treat?

  • Aging skin 
  • Wrinkles, lines 
  • Acne Scars 
  • Dull, lifeless skin 
  • Uneven skin texture 
  • Uneven skin tone 

How is a PRP facial performed?

The PRP facial is easy to experience, and not painful. First, a small blood sample is drawn, like a standard blood test. The sample is then processed in a centrifuge, which separates the PRP from the other blood products, creating a concentrated natural healing serum.

Your facial skin will be cleansed, and a facial performed, along with microneedling. Once the facial is complete, the PRP is applied to the area, and left to enter your pores so the healing process can begin. As your skin heals from within, it becomes smoother, more supple, and glowing with enhanced health. 

Microneedling can also be done without the use of PRP in the event that a patient chose not to use it. In this case, a topical hyaluronic acid would be used in its place. 

What is the recovery time after a PRP facial?

The PRP facial is easy to experience, and not painful. First, a small blood sample is drawn, like a standard blood test. The sample is then processed in a centrifuge, which separates the PRP from the other blood products, creating a concentrated natural healing serum.


Your facial skin will be cleansed, and a facial performed, along with microneedling. Once the facial is complete, the PRP is applied to the area, and left to enter your pores so the healing process can begin. As your skin heals from within, it becomes smoother, more supple, and glowing with enhanced health. 


Microneedling can also be done without the use of PRP in the event that a patient chose not to use it. In this case, a topical hyaluronic acid would be used in its place. 

PRP facial at-a-glance

  • Procedure time: 120 minutes
  • Anesthesia: Local numbing cream or gel
  • Typical recovery: 2 days
  • Can be combined with other treatments
  • Recommended in a series

Additional benefits

Other benefits of the PRP Facial include the safety of an all-natural procedure, since it uses your own body’s elements without the addition of any foreign products. Another benefit is the long-lasting result–effects can still be seen up to 12 months after an initial series of treatments. In fact, PRP treatment is not new. The technique has long been recognized and used for its effective wound healing properties in both sports medicine and the hospital system since the 1970s.

Platelet rich plasma – versatile and effective

Since the PRP process triggers cell proliferation, speeds healing, and stimulates tissue regeneration, it is widely used as a treatment for various conditions including hair restoration, wound healing in trauma and joint injuries, and other cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. PRP can stimulate the growth of hair transplants, address male pattern baldness, and enhance other cosmetic procedures, giving it a solid seat in both the medical and aesthetic communities. 

Why choose Rousso Facial Plastic Surgery in Birmingham?

As a world-renowned plastic surgeon specializing in the face and neck, Dr. Rousso has more than 30 years of experience and has gained worldwide recognition for his contributions to the fields of plastic surgery and hair restoration. Dr. Rousso and Dr. Adams will never give you a result that looks artificial; your results will appear fresh and natural. 

Our exclusive plastic surgery center is equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment and a professional medical and administrative staff, many of whom have worked with Dr. Rousso for more than 20 years. We offer an extraordinary level of patient care and service. If you are considering a PRP facial in Birmingham AL, contact us today.

FAQ

FAQ 

What can I expect after a PRP facial?

The results of a PRP facial are quite visible, with the facial skin regenerating to become more supple, evenly toned, smooth, and attractive. A series of treatments can produce a remarkable level of improvement in aging or damaged skin.

Why does a PRP facial involve microneedling?

The microinjuries created allow the PRP to enter the skin tissue, triggering a higher level of collagen and elastin production, and speeding the healing and regeneration caused by the microneedling.

How do I care for my skin after a PRP facial?

Your skin should be treated gently after a PRP facial. Wash with a gentle cleanser and if venturing out, protect your skin with a broad-spectrum SPF moisturizer. Hold off on applying any makeup until the microinjuries have fully healed, which can vary. A post-procedure protocol will be developed for each patient’s specific needs.

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