- $295 for one platelet-rich plasma facial treatment ($695 value)
During PRP treatments, a medical professional extracts blood from your body and then separates out the platelets, growth factors, and active proteins via centrifuge. That platelet-rich plasma is then placed back into the skin with a fine needle, and over the weeks and months that follow, it replaces damaged or aged tissue with healthy skin. The treatment creates a more youthful appearance by helping to fade fine lines, tighten the skin, soften acne scarring, and even improve rosacea.
Though it creates a longer-lasting effect, it does take about 3–6 months to see results. Results tend to last 1–2 years. Common side effects include mild swelling or bruising that can last up to a week.
Scottsdale Restorative Medicine
For Dr. Aaron Stowell, chief clinician of Scottsdale Restorative Medicine, the line between health and beauty is a thin one. Many of his treatments, such as hormone therapy, medical weight loss, and vitamin injections, are designed to address health and beauty issues simultaneously. Some treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma treatments, can even be used in different parts of the body to either soften fine lines and tighten skin or to heal joint and muscle injuries.