Aging is a natural process that cannot be halted, but who says you can’t reinforce your youth non-surgically while still looking natural? The Bio Facial is an aesthetic skin procedure that uses your own blood as the promoter for healing and restoration.
Although injecting your own blood into your face might sound like something out of a Bram Stoker novel, this not-so-scary procedure provides amazing results with minimal invasiveness, little to no downtime, and zero harmful side effects.
Benefits to Bio Facials
The results of a Bio Facial are impressive. While some results are evident immediately after treatment, others continue to develop over the course of a few weeks or months.
Soon after a Bio Facial, patients reported:
- Minimized pore size
- A tightened, more youthful appearance to the skin
- A healthy, restorative glow
However, the collagen stimulated by the PRP within the Bio Facial continues to work its magic long after the treatment.
This can result in a number of enhancements:
- A reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
- Diminished signs of acne and subsequent acne scarring
- An improvement in rosacea
- Restored collagen and facial volume
- Minimized crow’s feet and under-eye circles
- An improvement in roughly textured, crepe, or uneven skin
During your facial, your face and neck will first be numbed with a topical numbing agent. Then, a small sample of your blood (equivalent to about 2 tablespoons) will be drawn. This blood will be sent through a centrifuge that separates your platelet-rich plasma or PRP. The result is a high concentration of platelets in a very small volume of plasma which harnesses immense healing and rejuvenation powers.
Next, the PRP is spread onto your face and neck, and microneedled back into the skin with a dermaroller (a device that uses sterile needles to make tiny pinpricks in the skin). These miniscule injuries further encourage collagen stimulation of the tissue and enable the PRP to penetrate the epidermis. Your face is then properly cleansed, and the plasma mask is removed.
The difference between this PRP facial and other facials or skin treatments is that it cannot be replicated by any aesthetic or medical company. It is your own body’s cells that are creating new tissue and generating healthy skin.
What to Expect
Overall, the entire the process takes about 30-45 minutes. Immediately following the treatment, your skin may feel tight or a bit tender, almost like a sunburn. It may remain pink and begin to flake, but this is completely normal and should subside within roughly 2-3 days.
From there, recipients of the Bio Facial will continue to reap its benefits and continue notice improvements in their skin. Given its ease and effectiveness, many choose to return every 12-18 months to ensure their skin remains vibrant and youthful.
If you think a Bio Facial may be the skincare solution you’ve been searching for, don’t hesitate to inquire more about it. Contact our office at (636) 239-5252 for a free consultation with our medical professionals to determine if you are a good candidate, and what next steps you can take in your skincare journey.