Non-Surgically Stimulate Collagen Production
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facials are a new, effective beauty trend popularized by celebrities and beauty influencers. Some people even refer to PRP facials as a “fountain of youth” because of their skin rejuvenating effects.
First and foremost, PRP facials at CaTara Medical Spa address the signs of aging, while also being nearly completely free of discomfort. PRP facials are non-surgical, safe, and provide our patients with incredible results of younger, better-looking skin!
To perform a PRP facial in Algonquin, we collect plasma from your blood. We then purify the plasma and strategically inject it into your skin. These injections give your body an added boost to repair your skin from the inside out, leaving you with noticeably younger-looking skin.
PRP Facial in Algonquin
What it Treats
Uneven skin tone and texture
Fine lines and wrinkles in your skin
Most treatments take under an hour
Anyone who wishes to minimize signs of aging, sagging skin, spider veins, and wrinkles. Those who may have experienced acne scarring, UV damage, as well as large pores.
Those who have conditions such as HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis C, or blood cancer can’t receive a PRP facial.
Recovery & Downtime
We recommend leaving the PRP on your skin for 12 to 24 hours to maximize results. Redness is common and will only last a few days at the most. You should avoid the use of cosmetics for a few days as well, but you can return to normal activities the day after your PRP facial.
Why Try a PRP Facial in Algonquin?
A PRP facial stimulates the growth of new and healthy cells which can repair damage to the skin, such as acne scarring and sun damage.
Reverses Signs of Aging
PRP facials help to stimulate the production of collagen. With the added collagen production, your skin is more responsive and signs of aging, such as wrinkles, are reduced.
Little Preparation or Recovery Time Required
You won’t need to do much to get ready for a PRP facial. Simply wear sunscreen for the week leading up to your facial, stay hydrated (drink at least 64 oz. of water) for 3 days leading up to your visit, and don’t wear makeup to your appointment with us.
Recovery is minimal, with some redness that may last a few days after treatment. You can return to normal activity the following day.
What to Expect
Before your PRP facial in Algonquin at CaTara, you'll meet with one of our providers for a consultation. During this time, we will discuss your skin concerns and what you want to achieve. Based on your consultation, we will determine if a PRP facial is right for you.
Your provider will start by applying a medical-grade numbing cream. This ensures that the procedure is pain-free. We will draw a small amount of your blood. Next, we extract plasma for your treatment. We like to refer to PRP as “liquid gold” because it has a yellow color and the enrichment it can provide your skin. Once we prep the PRP, your skincare professional will then strategically inject the PRP using microneedles into the targeted areas of your skin. We also apply PRP to the exterior of your skin for maximum effect.
Results can be seen almost immediately after your treatment. You will also continue to see improvements in your skin in the weeks that follow your PRP facial. We recommend 3 treatments over 3 months to maximize your results.
- Wear sunscreen for the week leading up to your appointment to prevent UV damage
- Drink 64 oz. of water a day for 3 days before your PRP facial
- Don’t wear makeup the day of your appointment
- Avoid touching your face for at least 6 hours following your facial.
- Leave the PRP on your skin for 12 to 24 hours for maximum results
- When you’re ready to wash your face, first wash your hands with soap. Wash your face using lukewarm water only, avoid cleansers. Then delicately pat dry. Wash in this way for 3 days.
- Sleep on your back for 2 nights.
- Do not use exfoliating products for at least 3 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take to recover from a PRP facial?
Very little recovery time is necessary after a PRP facial. We recommend leaving the PRP on your skin for 12 to 24 hours. You will be able to return to normal activity the following day.
Are PRP facials painful?
There may be minor discomfort after the procedure for a short period. Patients can use over-the-counter painkillers like Tylenol to minimize the discomfort.
Can you see results after one PRP facial?
Yes, you will see and feel a difference in your skin after just one treatment!
How often should I get a PRP facial?
For maximum results, we recommend getting a PRP facial once a month for 3 months.
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