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PRP Facelift Treatment: Procedure, Benefits, Side Effects, Before and Aftercare

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | February 8th, 2022 | Blog

PRP Facelift Treatment

You’ve probably heard a lot about PRP facelifts in Toronto over the past few years. In fact, there’s a reason that it’s considered one of the most sought-after and effective wrinkle reduction and skincare procedures currently available. 


While getting older is a privilege, the aging process can sometimes be extremely unkind. As people get older, collagen production naturally slows down, resulting in deep wrinkles and fine lines. Facial skin also loses its elasticity and firmness in the process. PRP treatment can help restore your face’s natural youthful appearance and glow.


What Is PRP and How Does It Work?


Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment that uses the patient’s own blood to reduce signs of aging. 


The process is fairly simple. 


  • The skincare specialist examines, prepares, and cleans the skin of the target area for treatment.
  • Then a sterilized syringe is used to carefully extract a small blood sample (about one to two teaspoons depending on the size of the treatment area) from your upper arm or thigh. 
  • Using a centrifuge, the skincare specialist is able to isolate the platelet-rich plasma from the blood. 
  • At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we use a combination of the hyaluronic acid-based Stylage filler along with the PRP that was segregated from the patient’s blood sample. This mixture is injected into the target area with a U225 gun, so no topical numbing is required beforehand. 
  • Overall, patients should expect the procedure to last between one and two hours depending on the size of the target area and how much treatment is required.


You should immediately notice that your skin is smoother once the treatment session is over. PRP plasma therapy is a temporary cosmetic treatment that typically lasts anywhere from one year to 18 months. For best results, multiple treatment sessions may be required. 


What Are the Benefits of PRP Treatment?


There are a number of good reasons that people choose to undergo PRP treatment in Toronto.


It Nourishes Your Skin


Platelet-rich plasma consists of essential growth factors that promote natural collagen reproduction, increase elasticity, and improve cell generation and repair. Noticeably smoother skin can be seen instantaneously, but full results could take multiple treatments and a few weeks to appear. 


Painless and Non-Invasive Facial Treatment


Since PRP therapy is a non-surgical outpatient treatment, it can be performed in a doctor’s office or at a professional skincare clinic. It’s completely painless and non-invasive aside from the fact that you’ll be injected with a needle. Some clinics use topical numbing creams or agents to numb the target areas. At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we use a U225 injection gun so numbing is unnecessary and you won’t feel anything aside from a slight tingly sensation. 


Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles


Effective fine line and wrinkle reduction is one of the main reasons that many patients opt for PRP facial rejuvenation. The combination of skin-nourishing PRP and dermal fillers restores volume loss in the face. It also facilitates collagen production and the skin’s natural ability to repair or replace damaged skin cells. Dermal fillers can also help to temporarily fill in or smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on the skin’s surface to yield a more youthful appearance. 


Enhance Skin Tone and Texture


PRP therapy is a non-surgical facial treatment that’s been proven to strengthen the skin’s elasticity and naturally restore significant or minor volume loss that occurs over the years. In addition to minimizing wrinkles and fine lines, PRP treatment can also be used to reduce acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and other conditions that appear on the surface of the skin.


Unclog Pores and Increase Moisture Retention


Dirt and oil on the skin surface combined with dryness can lead to clogged pores and inevitable acne breakouts. PRP treatment reduces pore size and increases the skin’s moisture retention capacity so that your skin is sufficiently hydrated and doesn’t dry out easily. Smaller pores result in firmer and tighter skin, which limits dirt and oil accumulation. This in turn reduces the appearance of blemishes such as blackheads, pimples, etc. 


Hypoallergenic and Completely Safe


PRP is a Health Canada and FDA-approved non-surgical facial treatment. Since it involves the use of the patient’s own blood to enhance the texture and appearance of the skin, there is virtually little to no risk of experiencing an adverse reaction.


The only risk that might be associated with this type of treatment is if the provider isn’t properly trained or uses equipment that isn’t properly sterilized. To ensure your total safety and comfort, it’s in your best interest to always go to a licensed PRP treatment provider such as at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic.


No Downtime Required


Unlike surgical facial treatments or facelifts, there’s absolutely no required downtime for undergoing PRP treatment. At most, the provider may ask you to remain at the office for an extra 10 to 15 minutes post-treatment to observe the targeted area. Other than that, you’re free to leave immediately afterward and resume your regular daily activities for the most part. 


What Are the Potential Side Effects of PRP Treatment?


You may experience some of the following side effects following PRP facial rejuvenation treatment.


  • Nausea
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Mild irritation during the healing process
  • Redness
  • Inflammation near the injection site
  • Itchiness
  • Tingling sensation 
  • Bruising 
  • Adverse reaction to the hyaluronic acid (though this is rare)


These side effects should subside in a matter of hours, but you should seek medical attention if they prevail. 


How to Prepare for a PRP Facelift in Toronto?


During your initial consultation, your skincare specialist will provide you with a list of PRP facelift preparation instructions. Here are a few pre-treatment basic tips:


  • Avoid direct sunlight or tanning for a few weeks before your appointment
  • Stay hydrated
  • Don’t wear makeup or use moisturizer the day of your appointment, your face needs to be clean
  • It’s always safe to arrange to have someone pick you up after the appointment, but it’s not necessary


Book a Free PRP Facelift Treatment Consultation at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic


The Anti Aging Toronto Clinic provides high-quality and client-centered PRP facial rejuvenation. Our skincare specialists are fully licensed and have years of experience taking care of the needs of our clients. Contact us today to book a complimentary skin consultation! 

With an MBA in computer science, Silvia started out in the IT field with proven success working on strategic initiatives with executive leaders to align an organization’s culture, capabilities, and structure, with business strategies. This career has lead her to a business path founding the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic in 2012. Silvia now holds a diploma in medical esthetics with interests in anti-aging skincare, evening out skin tone and texture, scalp hair regrowth, body contouring and laser hair removal treatments. Silvia believes in the importance of building open, trusting relationships with her clients and prides herself on excellent customer service. Whether it’s developing the business or awarding her clients with significant results, Silvia is committed to offering only the best. Silvia is the finance director and a medical esthetician at Anti Aging Toronto Clinic. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

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