Growing older may be a fact of life, but your face doesn’t need to have the lines and wrinkles that come with advancing age. In years past, a surgical facelift was the only real solution for combatting the visible signs of aging.
Thanks to advances in medical technology, those days are behind us. Today, if you want to turn back the hands of time, you can do so using powerful elements found in your own blood — no scalpel required!
At Wrinkle Fairy with offices in Chicago, Oakbrook, Arlington Heights, and Naperville, Illinois, our team, led by Leslie Forrester, APRN, uses your blood to create platelet-rich plasma (PRP). When used as part of a vampire facial or facelift, this serum boosts your body’s natural collagen production and improves cell turnover, rejuvenating your skin.
We know the idea of using your blood can seem scary, but PRP treatments are nothing to be afraid of. Here’s a closer look at your blood and how it can change the cosmetic game for you when it comes to turning back the clock on your skin.
Understanding your blood and PRP
Your blood contains something called platelets. Platelets have natural growth factors and other substances that work to stimulate collagen production and promote your body’s natural healing processes.
At Wrinkle Fairy, our team creates a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) solution for your cosmetic treatments using your own blood. Your provider takes a small sample of your blood, then spins it in a machine called a centrifuge.
The centrifuge separates the platelets from other blood components, allowing our team to create a PRP solution with a high concentration of platelets. This solution can be injected into your skin to release the abundant growth factors that cause new skin cells to grow, leaving you with naturally younger and fresher skin.
Using PRP in aesthetic treatments
Combining the power of PRP with innovative aesthetic treatments helps stimulate your skin cell turnover and collagen production, naturally erasing fine lines and wrinkles and improving other problematic skin issues, like loss of skin tone.
Here’s a look at two popular treatments that use your blood to give you younger-looking skin.
PRP and a vampire facelift
Despite the name, a vampire facelift isn’t a facelift in the traditional sense. Instead of using a scalpel and cutting your skin to make it tighter, this non-surgical cosmetic procedure involves the direct injection of PRP into your skin.
As your body absorbs the PRP solution, it boosts your natural collagen production giving you plumper, younger-looking skin and minimizing fine lines, wrinkles, and textural imbalances, like scars.
For an added boost, you can discuss combining PRP and dermal fillers with your Wrinkle Fairy provider. Dermal fillers work to add volume to hollow cheeks, plump thinning lips, and minimize the appearance of deep folds, like the parentheses lines between your nose and mouth.
When you receive dermal fillers followed by injections of PRP solution created from your own platelets, the results of the dermal fillers are enhanced. And since the collagen boost you get from the PRP solution works like the domino effect (the more you have, the more your body creates), it helps you get longer-lasting results, too.
PRP and a vampire facial
A vampire facial rejuvenates your skin from the inside out by combining the powerful substances in your PRP solution with innovative and effective microneedling therapy.
Microneedling is a painless treatment that uses tiny needles that are too small to cause bleeding to create microchannels on the surface of your skin. The tiny injuries to your skin trigger your body’s natural healing response, promoting cellular turnover.
When we apply the PRP solution to the microchannels, it’s able to reach the deeper layers of your skin to enhance your results. As your skin heals, you’ll experience firmer, more youthful-looking skin.
Learn more about how your blood can boost your cosmetic game by contacting one of the Chicago-area Wrinkle Fairy offices. Our online booking system is also available for scheduling consultations.