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PRP/Stem Cell Facial

Laser Activated VSEL Facelift is a non-surgical facelift.

This cutting edge approach is used by utilzing your own growth factors and stem cells that are activating using a proprietary laser protocols along with other natural substances, which may help dramatically improve the quality and texture of all skin types

When the medical team in our office do PRP facials, many of our clients have tons of questions before the procedure begins. They’ve heard lots of rumors, facts, myths and sometimes misleading information about these new, skin-rejuvenation facials. The best way to deal with all the misinformation out there is to provide you with the cold facts about PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facials.

It’s always a good idea to educate yourself about any treatment you are considering, learn about its advantages, disadvantages, costs and other pertinent information. Here’s the information on PRP facials:

What are VSEL Facials?

The “VSEL facelift” or “VSEL facial” is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a patient’s own blood to stimulate skin rejuvenation. One technique used during this procedure is the activation of the patient’s stem cells through the use of a product called Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).

PRP is a component of blood that contains a high concentration of growth factors and other regenerative substances. To prepare PRP for use in the VSEL facelift, a small amount of blood is drawn from the patient and processed in a centrifuge to separate the PRP from other blood components.

The PRP is then activated using a product called VSEL (very small embryonic-like stem cells) activation. VSELs are a type of stem cell that are found in adult tissues and have the potential to differentiate into various cell types. Activation of VSELs is thought to enhance the regenerative properties of PRP, leading to increased collagen production, improved skin texture, and a more youthful appearance.

During the VSEL facelift procedure, the activated PRP is injected into the patient’s skin using a microneedling technique. The procedure typically takes less than an hour, and patients may experience some redness and swelling for a few days afterward. Results can last up to two years, but may require multiple treatments to maintain the desired effects.

  • They truly transform the look of your skin in positive ways
  • There’s no chance for an allergic reaction because the plasma comes from your own body
  • Pain and discomfort is minimal, and we numb the skin with a compounded cream especially for the facek, and the procedure is short with little downtime.

What, Exactly, is a Treatment Like?

Many of our clients know that a PRP facial can make them look healthier, younger, and generally wonderful in a short amount of time, but often have concerns about the procedure itself. After sitting down, our team members will briefly explain to you what’s going to happen. Here’s a quick outline:

  • A medical team member takes a small sample of your blood and places it in a centrifuge to isolate plasma and platelets from red cells. The red cells are not used in the procedure. This protein-rich plasma is what helps stimulate collagen production when infused into the skin of your face.
  • We use a topical prescription cream to numb your skin about 20 minutes prior to treatment.
  • A first infusion is done with hyaluronic acid and/or amino-boost to make sure the skin is fully hydrated and free of pigmentation.
  • The plasma is spread all over your face before the next step of the process.
  • The medical technician uses a micro-needling device on your forehead, cheeks, and other parts of your face to make sure the protein-rich substance is able to travel deep into the skin.
  • Micro-needing itself helps to stimulate collagen growth, so when used alongside an infusion of PRP, you’re getting a double effect of collagen-boosting.
  • When it’s over, you might notice a bit of superficial pain on your face and minor bruising from the micro-needling technique.
  • For deep lines and other troublesome areas of the facial skin, our team might use fillers or Botox to handle volume-deficient skin and small wrinkles.

What are the Typical Results of PRP Facials?

Results take a while to show up, especially after the very first facial you get. But most of our clients notice a generalized tightening of the skin within a few days, a glow and fullness to the entire face, and just an overall healthier look.

Results can last several months. That’s why many people choose to have PRP facials a few times per year to maintain the results for anti-aging purposes. Initially, it’s best to have about 4-6 treatments at two-week intervals to deal with scarring, skin damage, and problem areas.

What is the VSEL Facial Like?

  1. Preparation: First, the medical professional will draw a small amount of your blood and process it in a centrifuge to extract the Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). This PRP is then activated with a laser called VSEL (very small embryonic-like stem cells) activation, which enhances the regenerative properties of the PRP making your bodies healing power houses wake up and start doing there job. 

  2. Application: Once the PRP is prepared and activated, the medical professional will apply it to your face using a microneedling technique. This involves using a device that contains small needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, allowing the PRP to penetrate deeper.

  3. Recovery: After the treatment, your face may feel slightly tender and appear slightly red and swollen. This is a normal side effect of the microneedling and should subside within a few days.

  4. Results: Over the following weeks, the PRP and VSELs will stimulate collagen production and improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin. You may notice a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture, and a more youthful appearance.

What are Some Myths and Facts About PRP Facials?

Myth: PRP facials hurt.

Fact: There’s slight discomfort for a few minutes during and after the procedure, but nothing significant.

Myth: PRP facials are exorbitantly expensive.

Fact: Depending on how many treatments you desire, a single facial is surprisingly affordable. A first treatment can range from just over $550 to just under $2,900.

Myth: PRP facials are a form of surgery.

Fact: They’re not surgery at all. This is one of the key advantages of PRP treatments.

Myth: There is a risk of infection.

Fact: Because the PRP facial uses your own blood plasma and platelets, there’s no risk of getting infected.

Myth: PRP facials offer instant results and are better than face-lift surgery.

Fact: Precisely because the PRP facial is not surgery, it takes a while for results to appear. The big plus, in this case, is that non-surgical procedures cost much less than surgeries, so a PRP facial delivers excellent results without the high cost, or risks, of surgery. For people who have extremely damaged or aged skin, however, a face-lift might be a better option. Our team members will help you decide the optimal approach for your particular situation.

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