PRP Specialist

Jane Smith, MD -  - Phlebologist

Swan Medical Aesthetics at Veincare

Jane Smith, MD

Phlebologist & Internist located in Raleigh, NC

Are you searching for a way to restore a youthful glow to your skin without a face-lift? If so, schedule an appointment to learn about platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments with Dr. Jane Smith at VeinCare of Central North Carolina in Raleigh, North Carolina. PRP treatments offer a noninvasive way to improve your complexion and look younger, all using your own blood. To find out more, call or use the online booking tool today.

PRP Q&A

What is PRP?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a substance full of concentrated growth factors. Growth factors prompt collagen generation in your skin and promote faster healing.

To make PRP, Dr. Smith draws a small amount of your blood, then separates its components and isolates the platelets using an instrument called a centrifuge. The centrifuge spins your blood rapidly and separates into layers, including a layer of highly concentrated platelets.

Once this is done, Dr. Smith combines your platelets with the remaining liquid blood sample, called plasma. She then injects the PRP as part of a facial.

What do PRP facials treat?

PRP facials, also known as vampire facials or blood facials, noninvasively rejuvenate your skin by targeting signs of aging and other imperfections. They mimic face-lifts, but with a lower price point and much faster recovery. 

Without requiring you to go under the knife, PRP facials create results such as:

  • Improved complexion
  • Smoother skin
  • Tighter skin
  • Faded scars
  • Reduced wrinkles and fine lines

PRP facials also plump up skin that has lost some of its fullness.

How do doctors apply PRP?Dr. Smith uses microneedling to apply PRP to your skin, meaning she uses a sterile needle to create countless tiny holes in your skin. These holes give PRP a deeper entrance into your skin so that it better absorbs.

Once she’s microneedled your skin, Dr. Smith spreads the PRP solution across your face, where it works its magic. As your sessions progress, you’ll notice that your skin slowly improves. Typically, you’ll see full results within a few weeks to a few months.

Are PRP facials safe?

PRP facials are safe for most people. They can cause problems for people with clotting problems, those who take blood thinners, or people with conditions like:

  • HIV or AIDS
  • Hepatitis C
  • Skin cancer on your face
  • Cardiovascular disease

After you receive your PRP facial, you may notice some bruising, swelling, and pain. This is a normal reaction to treatment that should fade within a few days after your facial. 

If you want to restore a more youthful look to your skin but don’t want to get a face-lift, find out if PRP treatments with Dr. Smith are right for you. To schedule your consultation, call VeinCare of Central North Carolina today or reach out via the online booking tool.