The PRP facial works by combining minimally-invasive microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). First, microneedling stimulates collagen by creating hundreds of microscopic holes in your skin.
Then, the PRP – the portion of your blood that features a heightened concentration of platelets – triggers new collagen and elastin production, breaks up scar tissue, and restores a brighter and more radiant complexion.
No risk of an allergic reaction
Safe and minimally-invasive approach
Very minimal pain
Few side effects
Minimize crow’s feet
Reduce acne scars
Smooth bunny lines
Restore a bright complexion
Reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles
Minimize frown lines
Because it’s safe and non-invasive, the PRP facial is appropriate for most of our patients. However, it tends to produce the best results for patients with early signs of aging.
If your signs of aging are advanced, or if you’re suffering from significant volume loss or excess skin, you may require a different procedure, such as BOTOX, dermal fillers and/or plastic surgery.
Your PRP facial will take about an hour and a half to complete and will be done in the comfort of our Chicago office. To begin, we will thoroughly clean your skin and draw a small amount of blood. That blood will be placed in a centrifuge and spun at high speeds until the platelets and the plasma are isolated for the procedure.
From there, a numbing cream will be applied to ensure your comfort. We will then use a pen-like microneedling device to create hundreds of tiny holes in your skin before applying the PRP topically. These holes will allow the PRP to access the deepest layers of your skin, where it can most efficiently promote collagen production.
Once your facial is complete, you will be free to return home right away. The next morning, you will wash the PRP off your face.
The results of your PRP facial will appear gradually. Most patients notice a healthy glow within a few days, but it can take a full four to six weeks for maximum collagen regeneration. The overall effects can endure for over a year, at which point most patients require a maintenance visit.
These are uncertain, challenging times for the world, our country, our community, our patients and our staff. The health and safety of our patients and employees will always be our top priority. We translate our values into actions that define us; caring for our patients is our number one goal, and your safety is our success.
As we continue to monitor developments related to COVID-19 in the U.S., we have also been following the local current events very closely as it pertains to medical practices and our professional responsibility during this time.
Although we would love to help you achieve your aesthetic goals we will be revising our schedule starting the week of March 23rd 2020. We will move to a very limited schedule in order to provide you with the safest care possible and to better protect our staff. Dr. Kotis will only see patients as needed until further notice. We will continue to observe cautious protocols.
We appreciate your patience as we work together to ensure we are providing the most optimal clinical safety precautions and care.
Be well and stay safe!