Do you want to improve your complexion and look younger without a facelift? Treat yourself to a PRP facial, also known as a "blood facial", at Sanjay Khedia, M.D. in Covina, California. Dr. Khedia is a board-certified internal medicine physician and bioidentical hormone replacement therapist, with an Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (ABHRT) certification. He and his team offer PRP facials in a sterile, professional, and caring environment. To learn more, schedule an appointment over the phone or online today.
PRP facials, or platelet-rich plasma facials, rejuvenate your skin by stimulating collagen production. Sometimes called or “blood facials,” PRP facials involve the use of your own blood platelets.
PRP facials mimic the effects of a facelift without actually requiring you to go under the knife. Its results are less drastic than a facelift, but most patients agree that the lower price point and faster recovery are well worth it. Typical results include tightened skin, a better complexion, minimized scars, reduced fine lines and wrinkles, and smoother skin.
To make platelet-rich plasma, first Dr. Khedia draws a small amount of your blood. Next, he spins it in a centrifuge to extract protein-rich plasma and then extracts platelets. Finally, he concentrates it.
After making the platelet-rich plasma, Dr. Khedia spreads it across your face. Then, to help your skin absorb it, he creates dozens of superficial, tiny holes in your cheeks and forehead with a sterile needle. This part of the procedure is called microneedling.
In and on your skin, the platelet-rich plasma prompts your body to create new collagen and healthy skin cells. After a number of sessions over the course of a few weeks to a few months, you’ll see full results.
PRP facials are safe for almost everyone. The biggest exception is those with blood-related health issues, such as those on blood thinners for clotting issues, or those with blood cancer. If you have any of the following conditions, PRP facials may also not be right for you:
Note that after your PRP facial treatment, you’ll likely notice some bruising, swelling, and pain. This is normal, and it will fade after a few days. If it doesn’t, or your pain becomes severe, reach out to Dr. Khedia.
If you want to improve the appearance of your skin, but you aren’t willing to spend the time or money associated with a facelift, consider a PRP facial. To schedule a consultation, reach out to the office of Sanjay Khedia, M.D. online or over the phone.