How much will PRP face treatment in Boston cost me?
If you are considering having Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) face treatment in Boston, then you are probably wondering how much it will cost you. While cost is obviously an important consideration when budgeting for your cosmetic treatment, it should not be the deciding factor when choosing where to get your PRP facial. Having your treatment carried out by a highly skilled and qualified doctor at a reputable medical spa, such as Evolution MedSpa Boston, will cost you more money but you can be reassured that you will receive excellent results and the highest standard of care.
The final cost of your PRP facial will depend upon the specific details of your treatment, for example are you combining a microneedling session with your PRP therapy? You will also pay more if you require several treatment sessions. These details are best discussed with your doctor, who can produce a tailored treatment plan to meet your individual goals and provide you with an accurate price for your PRP treatments. This is why it is important to book an initial consultation appointment, prior to your treatment, so that you can sort out all the fine details of your procedure and make sure you know exactly what to expect.
What is PRP face treatment?
PRP facials, or vampire facials, are fast growing in popularity thanks to celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, but what exactly are they?
Your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma and these components can be separated, based on their molecular weight, using a centrifuge. PRP face treatment uses plasma, extracted from your own blood, to rejuvenate your facial skin. This extracted plasma, referred to as PRP, contains concentrated platelets, stem cells and growth factors which help to stimulate the natural healing properties of your body, including the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin help to tighten up, smooth and firm the skin, having an anti-aging effect on your complexion.
Once extracted, the PRP solution can either be injected directly into the areas of your face to be treated, or applied topically following a microneedling session. Combining microneedling and PRP face treatment together increases the efficacy of both procedures.
PRP treatment can be used to treat a range of facial skin issues, including:
- Acne scarring
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of volume
- Stretch marks
- Surgical or traumatic scarring
- Crepey texture
It is vital that you book an initial consultation with your doctor to discuss your individual issues and goals. Your doctor will help you to decide whether PRP face treatment is the right choice for you.
Is PRP face treatment painful?
You may also be questioning whether or not a PRP facial will be painful. The collection of your blood for plasma extraction will feel exactly the same as a normal blood test in your arm. As long as you do not have a needle phobia then this shouldn’t bother you too much and your doctor will put you at ease throughout the whole procedure. If you do have a phobia of needles, then a PRP facial probably isn’t the best treatment for you!
Before you receive your PRP injections, or alternatively a microneedling session, your doctor may apply a numbing cream to your facial skin to minimize any discomfort. If you do experience any discomfort it should be minimal and short-lasting. You are more likely to notice discomfort around sensitive areas of the face, such as underneath your eyes and around your mouth.
How long do the results of a PRP facial last for?
It will take a few weeks to notice your results after your treatment and up to 6 months to achieve optimal results. The results of your PRP face treatment are not permanent, although they are long-lasting when compared to other anti-aging procedures. You can expect your results to stick around for around 18 months, after which you will need to repeat your treatment. Experts recommend having maintenance PRP facials 1 to 2 times a year, to ensure that you always have a youthful glow!
Who is a good candidate for PRP face treatment?
So, are you a good candidate for PRP therapy?
PRP face treatment is suitable for both men and women over the age of 18 years. It can provide excellent results on any skin type and any skin color.
You are likely to be a good candidate for PRP therapy if:
- You are generally in good health
- You have no severe skin disorders
- You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
AND you have any of the following:
- uneven skin tone
- acne scarring
- traumatic scarring
- fine lines and wrinkles
When you attend an initial consultation with your doctor, he or she will take a detailed medical history from you and use their extensive knowledge and experience to assess whether you are a good candidate for PRP therapy.
Are there any side effects of PRP face treatment?
As PRP is obtained from your own blood, the procedure is considered to be very safe, with no chance of allergic reaction or cross-contamination.
Following your PRP face treatment, you may experience some slight redness, swelling or bruising. These effects are typically mild and self-limiting, clearing up within a few days. You can help to speed up the healing of your skin by following the aftercare guidance provided by your doctor. Your skin will be particularly sensitive in the days following your appointment, so it is crucial that you take special care of it. Use a high-quality, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and avoid touching or picking at your skin while it heals. Choose a gentle cleanser and moisturizer to maintain your skincare routine during this time.
Schedule your initial consultation for a PRP face treatment at a top Boston Medical Spa today
Evolution MedSpa, based in the Natick area of Boston, offers a full menu of services, including PRP face treatment. All services are performed by one of our highly-skilled, board-certified doctors. Dr. Eric Cappiello and Dr. Mariam Cappiello are Harvard-trained cosmetic specialists with a friendly and compassionate approach. They look forward to welcoming you into Evolution MedSpa Boston and helping you to achieve complete skin rejuvenation. Contact the office today to book your initial consultation.