Platelet Rich Plasma injections work by using your own natural platelets to trigger the production of new collagen in the body, resulting in tighter and
smoother skin. Discover the benefits of PRP treatments, available now at Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics in Cerritos, CA!
What is PRP?
PRP injections are used to rejuvenate skin via a harmonious blend of dermal fillers, combined with your own Platelet Rich Plasma, to naturally contour and add volume to your face. This rich, concentrated serum is designed to yield more powerful and longer-lasting results than other injectables frequently used for skin rejuvenation.
How Does it Work?
A small vial of blood is drawn from your arm before being spun in a centrifuge that separates red blood cells from plasma. This process is specifically designed to quadruple the platelet count from what it normally is, so the platelet-rich plasma can be activated and injected into the skin. The activated serum causes the body to respond as if it were injured, thus kick starting the healing process with increased collagen production.
The result of this powerful and incredibly natural treatment is a healthier, youthful appearance, with fewer wrinkles and scars. Patients can also enjoy longer lasting results than if the dermal filler were just used on its own without PRP.
Which Areas Can be Treated With PRP Injections?
As an aesthetic procedure, PRP injections are used to rejuvenate the face and neck. They are especially effective with regards to softening lines and wrinkles under the eyes and on the neck.
What Procedures Can be Used With PRP?
At Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics, we offer PRP with two of our procedures.
- Juvederm with PRP: A Juvederm filler is injected into the skin in several strategic places to optimize overall facial rejuvenation. PRP is then injected into those same areas to optimize further collagen remodeling. The addition of PRP allows for longer-lasting results than just a filler treatment alone. Side effects include swelling and bruising, similar to a filler treatment.
- Microneedling with PRP: With this microneedling treatment, rather than using a topical hylauronic acid (HA) to infuse into the skin, we use PRP for more collagen remodeling than HA alone.
Is it Painful?
PRP injections are not painful and there is no downtime following treatment. There might be some redness for two to three days afterwards, but this can be easily concealed using mineral make-up. Bruising is possible, but rare.
If you’d like to learn more about PRP injections, or schedule your consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call Belle Vie Wellness & Medical Aesthetics directly at 562.865.0802.