PRP Facial ("VAMPIRE")

PRP Facials - Orange County with Dr. John Laura

At Dr. John Laura’s clinic, we offer a comprehensive array of facial rejuvenation methods. Platelet rich plasma can be combined with our already highly effective age reducing treatments for results that weren’t possible prior to the addition of PRP.

PRP as a facial application is powerful, effective, and highly versatile. Not only can it be combined with other professional facial treatments, but it is safe for most patients.

The nickname “Vampire Facial” is appropriate, and not just because it taps into the healing powers of your blood. While it won’t quite turn you into an eternal creature of the night, its powerful rejuvenating and anti-aging effects make it the weapon of choice for a range of skin care goals.

PRP facial rejuvenation can:

  • Increased collagen production
  • Help reduce wrinkles and lines
  • Tightening and tone skin
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Reduce darkness under eyes
  • Reduce crow’s feet
  • Help reverse sun damage
  • Produce generally healthier skin

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Dr. John Laura and his team take extreme pride in providing patients with the best experience in Orange County. We can’t wait to help you customize the perfect treatment plan just for you.

How does a PRP facial work?

First, the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is extracted from your own blood. This maximizes the stimulation effects on tissue regeneration and collagen production, while keeping the risk of an allergic or otherwise adverse reaction at practically zero. 

A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm and the PRP separated from the red blood cells and platelet-poor plasma in a medical centrifuge. The plasma solution is then applied to your facial skin. Microneedling allows it to sink deep into the skin and take full effect: The skin’s natural healing response to the needling in combination with the growth factors in PRP stimulate cell regeneration. 

PRP is the part of the blood that stimulates cell renewal, triggers tissue regeneration and boosts collagen production. Thanks to these rejuvenating and nourishing properties, a PRP facial can show powerful results for a variety of skin concerns. It can 

  • Smooth out skin texture, such as fine lines or enlarged pores
  • Even out skin tone by correcting hyperpigmentation or sun damage
  • Reduce visible scars, e.g. acne scars
  • Tone and tighten tissue for a more youthful appearance

As the growth of new skin cells and the body’s production of collagen are boosted, the facial skin can gain a fresh and radiant glow. 

The results

Within a few days, you should begin noticing your skin is tighter and more even. Every patient is different and each person’s skin quality will play a role in how long your results will last. Most first time PRP facial patients enjoy results for at least 6 to 9 months.

We recommend getting PRP for 3 months in a row if possible and working with Dr. John Laura for regular and long term treatment plans for the greatest anti-aging benefit and for slowing down the hands of time over the years.

  • Avoid touching your face for 6 hours after treatment if possible.
  • Do not rub the skin such as when washing or drying it. We will advise you on how long you should avoid this at your appointment.
  • If you notice any pain or swelling, you can use ibuprofen and acetaminophen until it passes.
  • You should not use any exfoliating cleansers on the face for at least 3 days.
  • You may be advised to sleep on your back with face slightly elevated after treatment.
  • We will advise you on using a moisturizing product for your aftercare.
  • Get ready for the compliments from your friends on your radiantly rejuvenated skin.