PRP

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) skin rejuvenation, also known as a vampire facial, is a form of regenerative medicine that can harness the natural growth factors your body uses to heal skin tissue. Aqua Clinic is a leading provider of PRP skin rejuvenation in Toronto.

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy harnesses the body’s natural ability to heal itself by concentrating the elements in your own blood that promote growth and healing into a powerful serum directly injected into the area in need of repair. In aesthetic medicine, this regenerative treatment can be combined with other procedures or used on its own.

Aqua Clinic offers two types of PRP treatment: the PRP Glow Up Booster and PRP Hair Restoration. Our Glow Up Booster combines the healing properties of PRP with collagen injections targeted to restore volume and reduce the look of scarring or wrinkles for a targeted effect that stimulates your natural healing where it can do the most good. PRP Hair Restoration helps to address hair loss or thinning hair by injecting the healing plasma into the scalp at the level of the hair follicles to promote hair growth.

Benefits

  • Firmer‚ smoother and younger looking skin
  •  Heal acne scars naturally
  •  Improve skin tone and texture
  •  Reduce wrinkles and fine lines
  •  Stimulate collagen growth
  •  Reverse the signs of aging
  •  Minimize pore size

How does PRP work?

During the procedure, blood is drawn from the patient’s arm and PRP is separated from the rest of the blood’s components. Platelets are blood cells with growth healing functions that stimulate the regrowth of collagen and elastin.

When your own platelet-rich blood is injected back into your skin, the body naturally begins a healing process that helps to reduce wrinkles, reverse the signs of aging, and remove acne scars.

FAQ’s

Why is PRP skin rejuvenation therapy known as vampire facial?

Platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses the platelets within our own blood to heal damaged skin, thus giving this miracle treatment the name ‘vampire facial’.

What are the key advantages of PRP therapy facials and why are they so popular?

  • PRP therapy facials truly transform the look of your skin in positive ways
  • Allergic reactions to PRP are extremely rare because the plasma comes from your own body
  • Pain and discomfort is minimal and the procedure is relatively short.

How long does a PRP treatment take?

You can expect a PRP treatment to take an hour or two, depending on the exact procedure you’re having. This includes the time you’ll need for your blood to be drawn and spun in a centrifuge to extract the desired elements.

What is the downtime for my PRP Glow Up?

Adding PRP to a dermal filler injection doesn’t change the expected downtime—which is to say, there really isn’t any! You might experience a little redness in the area of the injection that should go away within a day.

What’s the benefit of adding PRP to a dermal filler?

Dermal fillers are recommended to improve the appearance of areas where your natural fat and collagen have reduced over time. A combined injection at those sites allows the PRP to stimulate your body to replace collagen and elastin that have been lost while the filler provides an instant volume corrector. Patients receiving this combined treatment report results that can last up to six months longer than that of fillers alone.

Who can benefit from PRP hair restoration treatment?

Both men and women who suffer from thinning hair or weak hair growth are candidates for PRP treatment. PRP works best on areas where there is existing hair that is thinning, rather than on areas that are completely bald.

When can I expect to see results from my PRP hair treatment and how long will they last?

For the best results, plan on repeating your treatments monthly for the first three to four months, and then every three to six months thereafter, depending on your individual response to the therapy and your results. It usually takes at least six months to accurately judge the degree of regrowth. However, you will probably notice decreased hair shedding well before then.

What are the best treatments and skincare to pair with Thread Lift?

Our medical treatments such as Dermal Fillers, Neuromodulators and Skin Rejuvenation are a nice compliment to your Thread Lift treatment depending on your treatment goals. Results from any treatment will last longer with regular facials and of course our medical grade skincare.

What are the potential side effects of PDO Thread Treatment?

The vast majority of patients do not experience any side effects. Common and minor side effects include local irritation, bruising at the injection sites, suture extrusions, and temporary dimpling of the skin. Occasionally, a suture can show itself just below the skin. Most of these potential problems resolve over the following weeks to months after the procedure as the PDO threads break down and dissolve.

Rare side effects include infection, scarring, serious allergic reactions, anesthesia reactions, skin pigment changes, and damage to nerves and deeper structures.

This is not a complete list of side effects. Please contact us immediately if you experience any rare and/or unforeseeable side effects after your treatment.