What Can Plasma Do for You?
It runs through your veins and fills your body with the energy of life. And most recently, doctors have discovered a technique to use the power of your own blood to fill in wrinkles and strengthen skin cells.
The technique, called platelet-rich plasma (PRP), uses healing platelets in your blood to make your skin feel younger, look healthier, and grow stronger. Allure Medical Spa is the first medical spa to offer this treatment in the Springfield area!
How does it work?
PRP is similar to a combination of our Juvederm and Rejuvapen treatments. It fills in wrinkles and smooths facial lines like Juvederm, and uses the same micro-perforation technique to strengthen skin as Rejuvapen.
The process begins when we take a small amount of your blood and spin it in a centrifuge. This separates platelets from the other kinds of cells that make up blood. Then these platelets are isolated to create a platelet-rich plasma, or PRP.
A platelet’s function is to stop bleeding and close tears in the skin. We purposefully create micro-tears in the skin in order to inject this PRP mixture. This kicks your body’s wound healing processes into top gear, producing elastin, collagen and growth factors in order to rebuild skin cells with the help of platelets.
Essentially, we are taking advantage of your body’s ability to repair itself, without doing any real damage to your skin in the process. The result is smoother, fuller skin that is strong and resilient.
Does it hurt?
Before the treatment begins, we apply a topical anesthetic to your face. The injection of the blood might feel a little strange, but the needle is so tiny that combined with the anesthetic, the treatment is not very painful. Some compare it to getting a tattoo, but PRP uses a smaller, less powerful needle.
Give us a call now at (417) 720-1672 or schedule a consultation now to find out more about this unique, innovative treatment.