The human body has an amazing capacity for self-healing. Marin Regenerative Health believes in harnessing your body’s innate healing properties and components to reverse the signs of aging on your skin, helping you tap into and elevate your internal beauty.
Heal Your Skin From Within
No human invention can mimic the human body’s mechanical marvel. When you’re injured or wounded, your body has a remarkable capacity to deploy growth factors, proteins, and other internal components to stimulate natural cellular regeneration. Thanks to recent scientific advancements, we can now harness these properties to our advantage. PRP injections, also known as a “Vampire Facial,” allow us to use naturally-derived growth factors to stimulate natural cellular regeneration and healing, making your skin look smooth, soft, and youthful.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets and other growth factors that can stimulate natural healing. PRP is derived from your own blood, so it contains no artificial ingredients. PRP injections can improve the appearance of the skin, including skin texture, elasticity, and tone. PRP can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars, stimulating your body’s innate capability to heal itself.
Vampire Facial Can Treat:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Acne scarring
- Facial scars
- Irregular skin tone
- Pigmented lesions
- Dull and dry skin
- Other skin concerns
Advantages of PRP Injections/Vampire Facial:
- Reducing wrinkles and fine lines
- Improving the tone and texture of your skin
- Tightening and lifting sagging skin
- Reducing the appearance of dark circles and bags under your eyes
- Minimizing the appearance of pores
- Decreasing the appearance of scars
- Completely safe treatments based on naturally-derived materials
- No risk of allergic reactions or infections
- Outpatient procedure with no downtime
How Do PRP Injections Work?
Human blood contains numerous components, including red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. The platelets contain a high concentration of growth factors, the components of your blood responsible for most of your body’s healing properties. When you’re injured, for example, the growth factors in your blood stimulate cellular regeneration, blood clot formation, and tissue healing. The growth factors are responsible for most of your healing properties.
During a PRP treatment, we isolate the platelet-rich plasma from other components of your blood. The growth factor-rich platelets are carefully injected into targeted areas of your skin. The growth factors stimulate cellular regeneration and collagen production. Collagen is a fibrous protein that makes your skin look firm, smooth, and taut. As your body produces new skin cells and collagen fibers, your skin looks more youthful and smooth.
PRP Injections + Vampire Facial
You can further catalyze the results of your PPR treatment with vampire facial, which involves the application of the PRP serum on your face. The first steps of a vampire facial are the same as all PRP injections — the medical provider harvests a small sample of your blood and spins it in a centrifuge to isolate the platelet-rich plasma. But once the PRP serum is drawn, the medical provider smears it on your face, much like any other facial, to stimulate collagen production and make your skin look smoother and tighter.
Vampire Facial FAQs
How are PRP injections different from other fillers?
PRP injections differ from other fillers because they use your body’s healing properties to improve your skin’s health. Other fillers are made from synthetic materials injected into the skin to fill wrinkles and create a plumping effect. Since PRP catalyzes your body’s internal healing mechanisms, the results are completely natural and safe.
What happens during the PRP treatment?
During the PRP treatment, a small amount of blood is drawn from your arm. The blood is then placed in a centrifuge, which spins the blood to separate the platelets from other blood cells. The platelet-rich plasma rises to the top of the vial as a golden-colored serum. The PRP serum is then injected into the areas of your skin that you wish to improve, following which the serum can also be smeared on the skin to boost collagen production.
How long does PRP treatment take?
PRP treatments usually take less than an hour from start to finish.
What are the side effects of PRP injections?
The side effects of PRP injections are typically minimal and include temporary bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site.
Is there any downtime after PRP injections?
There is little to no downtime after PRP injections. You may experience some bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection site, but this should resolve within a few days. You should avoid strenuous workouts for a day, but there are no major activity limitations.
How many PRP sessions do I need?
The number of PRP sessions you need will depend on your individual goals and the condition of your skin. Typically, 2 to 3 sessions are recommended for optimal results.
Schedule an Appointment
Marin Regenerative Health is committed to helping patients tap into their innate beauty through the power of regenerative medicine. Instead of injecting artificial components into your body, we harness your body’s innate capacity for self-healing and regeneration, helping you look effortlessly youthful and gorgeous. Please schedule an appointment to explore your PRP injection options in Novato, CA.