Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in National Harbor Accepting New Patients Near Washington DC, Arlington, Fort Washington, Maryland & Virginia
At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we offer the latest and most advanced facial rejuvenation options available in order to deliver the beautiful results you desire. One option that has become increasingly popular in recent years is the platelet rich plasma (PRP) facial, which we call the “BellaVamp Facial.” This treatment is offered as part of our medical spa services.
The BellaVamp Facial uses your own platelet rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate collagen production. These PRP treatments provide you with a minimally invasive procedure and very little downtime. The PRP facial can help you achieve tighter, more youthful looking skin.
You can find out whether the BellaVamp Facial is the right option for you by speaking with Dr. Michael Chiaramonte in person. Please call 301-567-6767 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Maryland, Washington DC and Northern Virginia.
How Does the PRP Facial Work?
A small amount of your blood is drawn for use in the treatment. Your blood sample spun in a centrifuge in order to isolate the PRP. The natural PRP serum generated from this process contains 8 growth factors that repair and revitalize your skin. This serum is then injected into targeted regions of your face to stimulate collagen growth, reduce wrinkles and tighten your skin.
Because your own blood’s plasma is used, platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments provide you with a safe, natural facial rejuvenation option.
Your BellaVamp Facial can deliver a healthy, rejuvenated glow that takes years off of your appearance. Depending on your unique signs of aging and aesthetic goals, it may take several treatments to achieve your desired outcome.
The cost of a BellaVamp Facial is $1,000 per treatment, and we offer a 10% when you purchase a package of treatments.
Who is a Good Candidate for a PRP Facial?
You may be a great candidate for our BellaVamp Facial if you want to promote gorgeous skin naturally. PRP facials are beneficial for people who want to reverse some of the signs of aging, such as uneven skin tone, sun damage, and crepe-like skin texture. This treatment can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and restore some degree of plumpness and volume. You needn't see significant signs of aging to be a good candidate for this treatment. PRP facials can be an outstanding method of postponing the onset of cosmetic aging! While the use of platelet-rich plasma is very common and proven safe, this treatment is not ideal for every person. When you visit our comfortable office for facial rejuvenation, the doctor will perform a thorough consultation and review of your medical history and current health. If you take certain medications or have a clotting condition, we may explore alternatives to the PRP facial that may be more appropriate and similarly effective at reaching your goals.
What Are the Benefits of a PRP Facial?
The BellaVamp Facial is one of our most popular med spa treatments due to the many benefits it offers, including:
- Healthy skin regeneration. Surgical facial rejuvenation is effective at restoring youthful contours, but PRP facials actually target the cause of cosmetic aging. This treatment stimulates natural tissue regeneration that slows down as we age. Your platelet-rich plasma holds numerous growth factors that support the healthiest possible cellular turnover, bringing nourished, vibrant skin cells to the surface. Tissue regeneration is also prompted simply by the injections administered in the target area. Injections are perceived as tiny injuries, which the body then repairs through elevated collagen levels.
- PRP is already in your body. One of the concerns that exist with various cosmetic and medical treatments is how the body may respond. PRP is already in your body. We harvest the platelet-rich plasma right from your own blood, so the concern regarding adverse reactions, rejection, or allergies is eliminated.
- Minimal recovery. Your PRP facial may take about an hour, after which you may experience minor soreness or tenderness in the treatment area. These side effects typically do not interfere with normal activities. You may be advised to avoid strenuous activity for a few days, but we fully expect that you will be comfortable enough to return to work right away after your treatment.
How Can I Prepare for a PRP Facial?
During your consultation for skin rejuvenation, we will tell you the specific steps we'd like you to take before your PRP facial. Generally, it is beneficial to avoid unnecessary sun exposure before any type of anti-aging treatment. For PRP facials, it is also advantageous to drink plenty of water in the days before treatment. This helps the body effectively engage in its repair and regeneration processes.
How Long Will My Results Last after a PRP Facial?
PRP facials work via natural regenerative processes in the dermis. The stimulation that occurs after your facial may continue for up to several months. During that time, your skin may look like it's aging in reverse! According to patient surveys, the results of a PRP facial may last upwards of 18 months before you can expect to begin seeing the signs of aging once again. We strongly advise you to take excellent care of your skin after your PRP treatment by utilizing broad-spectrum sunscreen and other protective measures. Protecting your skin from the sun and using high-quality skincare products can help you enjoy the longest-lasting benefits from your BellaVamp Facial.
Are PRP Facials Safe?
PRP facials are incredibly safe! The primary risk associated with this type of treatment is infection at an injection site. This risk is no greater than what exists when you get a shot or have blood drawn during a general physical. Because we obtain the platelet-rich plasma from your body, there is no risk of allergic or adverse reactions. Your body will accept the PRP that we inject and will make the very best use of it in the target areas that need rejuvenation.
Are PRP Facials Painful?
Your BellaVamp PRP facial will be made as comfortable as possible. The doctor utilizes a tiny needle to inject the product into target areas, just as is done for dermal filler injections. If you have previously had dermal fillers, you have a very good idea about the PRP facial injection process. During your consultation, we will discuss what you can expect during your treatment and how we will work to ensure that you do not experience pain.
What to Expect after PRP Facial Treatments
You may experience mild soreness and bruising at the injection sites. This should subside in about three days. Due to the minimally invasive nature of the procedure, you will be able to resume regular activities shortly after your treatment.
It will take some time for cellular regeneration to occur after your PRP injections. For this reason, it may take several weeks or months before you experience your final results. Most patients find that their results last between 18 and 24 months.