Matthew Bridges M.D. FACS

Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

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Why Halo with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Is A Great Anti-Aging Option

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Most have heard of the “vampire” facelift in the media, so they are somewhat aware of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy as it applies to skin care. Even though it’s a catchy name, it likely won’t surprise you that there’s no neck-biting or bats involved. A platelet-rich plasma procedure does, however, use your own blood.

Platelet-rich plasma therapy works as an anti-aging agent when used on its own or in combination with other facial procedures. This minimally invasive and nonsurgical procedure helps stimulate new tissue growth and generate new collagen. PRP helps promote skin regeneration healthily and naturally, leaving skin with more volume and elasticity. It passes your own blood through a centrifuge, leaving high quality plasma, which, when reinjected into the skin can promote collagen growth, regenerating the skin and greatly improving signs of ageing.

That’s why PRP + Halo Laser Treatment delivers such dramatic anti-aging results. This hybrid fractional laser treatment combined with the long-term benefits of PRP will leave your skin looking and feeling younger longer. Halo produces unrivalled results, thanks to its revolutionary ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, that target both surface and deep wrinkles, creating greater elasticity and volume in the skin. PRP works with your own blood to create long term results too, which is why our patients love it.

Another tidbit: Halo with PRP isn’t just for the ladies either!

Better Results, Less Discomfort
In the past, cosmetic laser procedures were somewhat limited in what they could do. Today, state-of-the-art technology allows patients to address issues such as uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation with precision.
This revolutionary laser treatment makes use of ablative and non-ablative wavelengths, designed to remove unwanted cells (those that make us look older) without damaging healthy ones. It can also be safely performed on all skin types.
It’s hybrid approach means it offers all the benefits of fractional laser treatment, without the associated discomfort. The result? Better skin elasticity and a healthier, younger looking appearance, with minimal downtime (5 days or so) so you can be back to being you in no time at all. Just some of the reasons we love the Halo!

Long Term Impact
Due to aging and environmental factors such as sun exposure, your skin may develop fine lines, rough texture, and discoloration. What better way to improve the appearance of your skin than with a naturally occurring process?
Combined, Halo & PRP offers maximum results, delivering the instant impact of Halo treatments, with the rejuvenating, long term benefits of PRP, which is why it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular treatment combinations out there!

We can address frustrating issues, such as:

  • Discoloration
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Sun damage
  • Scarring
  • Melasma

Recovering from skin rejuvenation
It is normal to experience some side effects after laser skin resurfacing. This includes a feeling of warmth or a prickling sensation for 1-3 hours. Your treated skin will also peel to reveal newer, more rejuvenated layers underneath. The first signs of skin improvement are noticeable after 7–10 days and will only continue to get better over time. We may suggest several follow-up appointments to achieve the most optimal results.

How to maintain your even skin tone
Whether you choose a less or more extensive treatment, it is important to take care of your skin after Halo. Be sure to follow any guidelines or instructions as given by your provider. These may include:

  • While peeling and flaking do occur after treatment, do not pick at the healing areas. The skin should be allowed to fall off naturally.
  • Clean your skin daily with lukewarm water and a gentle cleanser. Do not scrub or use any exfoliating products until your skin has healed completely. Doing so could result in scarring and hyperpigmentation.
  • Moisturizer should be applied over the treated area whenever your skin feels too dry. We can recommend specific products to use at home if requested.
  • Sunscreen should be used when spending any amount of time outdoors. You can also wear UV-protective clothing and a hat to protect your skin from the sun.

At Commonwealth Facial Plastic Surgery, we customize treatment based on your current complexion and skin care goals.

Ready to get started on your journey to better skin today? Give us a call at (804) 378-7443 to schedule your complimentary consultation with Franki, our Master Aesthetician.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.