You can’t avoid age-related changes in your skin, from poor tone and texture to wrinkles and brown spots. However, you can diminish their appearance with a natural PRP facial. Mark Ghalili, DO, at Regenerative Medicine LA has extensive experience using your own platelets to treat your face, stimulate skin renewal, and restore a more youthful appearance. To learn whether your skin might improve with a vampire facial, call the office in West Hollywood, California, or book an appointment online.
Vampire procedures were named for their use of PRP, which is made from blood. PRP consists of a small amount of plasma that has a higher concentration of platelets than the number typically in your blood.
Platelets contain proteins called growth factors, which your body uses to repair old tissues and heal injured tissues. When Dr. Ghalili infuses your skin with PRP, it triggers the production of skin cells, collagen, elastin, blood vessels, and other tissues needed to rejuvenate your skin.
Your PRP facial is safe because Dr. Ghalili makes it in the office from your own blood. After taking a blood sample, he places it in a centrifuge. As the centrifuge spins the blood, the platelets and plasma are separated from the rest of the blood cells. After he mixes a concentrated amount of platelets with a small amount of plasma, your PRP is ready for your facial.
Before PRP can improve your skin, it must get below the surface. Dr. Ghalili uses microneedling to make that happen. The microneedling device has many small needles that rapidly puncture your skin, making numerous micro-punctures or channels over your face.
After microneedling, Dr. Ghalili applies PRP, which penetrates deep into your skin through the channels. Microneedling also enhances your PRP facial because it triggers additional collagen production.
Your PRP facial rejuvenates your appearance by:
You’ll gradually see the improvement as old skin sheds and is replaced with new collagen-rich skin.
Dr. Ghalili offers comprehensive facial services that improve the results of your facial and help you maintain your improved appearance after a PRP treatment. These additional services include:
Dr. Ghalili often combines stem cell therapy with PRP. Adult stem cells are easily extracted from a small sample of your own fat, then the doctor applies them to your face along with PRP. Stem cells release growth factors and continuously self-replicate to produce all the different types of cells needed to rejuvenate your face.
If you have questions about PRP facials or would like to schedule an appointment, call Regenerative Medicine LA or use the online booking tool.