Facial Plastic Surgery

Beverly Hills

What is PRP?

PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma. The PRP is created from a small sample of your own blood. The blood is spun in a centrifuge to separate the red blood cells from the platelets and plasma leaving the PRP – nature’s healer. This natural blood product has a high concentration of healing proteins and growth factors that trigger your skin to produce more collagen and elastin, nature’s firming agents, and restore texture, firmness, and vitality to your complexion. PRP has been used for decades in the medical field to speed wound healing or restore damaged body areas and is now used as a natural method to achieve facial skin rejuvenation.

How is PRP Used in Facials?

PRP is used in combination with microneedling to produce glow-inducing results. Microneedling is the process in which tiny punctures are created in your facial skin using a specialized sterile applicator. Microneedling is an effective treatment to treat a range of facial concerns, including:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Loss of volume
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scars

The tiny punctures signal your body to send. The healing process increases the quantity of collagen and elastin deep within the skin layers. The PRP is then applied to supply the stem cells and growth factors in the product to further stimulate healing and regeneration.

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What Can I Expect from a PRP Facial?

A topical anesthetic is applied prior to your PRP microneedling procedure to make the treatment more comfortable. PRP with microneedling requires about one hour to complete and is not typically painful or difficult to experience.

The results of your PRP facial take some patience, with improvements becoming visible over the course of the next three to four weeks. As your body increases the amount of collagen and elastin, you will notice increased skin firmness, improved texture, and a healthier glow. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will diminish as the increase in collagen works to smooth and firm, with improved tightness and a more even, fresh skin tone.

What is the Recovery from a PRP Facial?

You may experience mild soreness, redness, or minor spots of bleeding and may wish to take a day or two away from work to allow your face to heal. Your skin will react similarly to having a sunburn. It is imperative that you protect your delicate skin with sunscreen during this time. You should avoid the application of makeup or harsh skin acids during this time.

After a few days, what you will be left with is glowing, rejuvenated skin that has a firmer, more youthful texture and resiliency. Fine lines and wrinkles will slowly smooth in the weeks ahead and your complexion will become more radiant, looking and feeling healthy and firm. Achieving optimal results requires several treatments, typically between three and six, based upon your individual skin condition.

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Why Should I Choose Dr. Kimberly Lee?

Dr. Kimberly Lee is one of the few female board-certified plastic surgeons in the Los Angeles area. Dr. Lee prides herself on staying up-to-date on the latest advances in facial restoration. Dr. Lee’s kind, caring demeanor will immediately set you at ease. If you’re interested in an effective facial rejuvenation treatment to restore your skin to a more youthful radiance, a PRP facial can create a truly dramatic improvement in skin quality, tone, smoothness, and texture.

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