Discover the Benefits of PRP and PRFM Treatments in Chicago!
Platelet-rich plasma is a natural rejuvenating product created in your own body. Platelets accelerate healing of damaged skin tissue and stimulate growth of new cells. PRP therapy has been around since the 1970s. As its benefits have become more evident over the last 20 years, it’s been applied in dentistry, reconstructive surgery, orthopedics, pain management, sports medicine and many other fields, and is available now at Old Town Med Spa in Chicago to help heal your skin from the inside out so you can start looking as young as you feel!
What is PRP?
An increasingly popular treatment in the aesthetic industry, platelet-rich plasma is used by many practices to help stimulate the skin’s natural healing process and rejuvenate aging skin using your body’s own resources. While we offer traditional PRP at Old Town Med Spa, we also offer the latest innovation in this type of therapy – PRFM treatments.
Like PRP, PRFM solution is created from a small blood sample drawn at your appointment. The sample is then spun in a centrifuge to separate your red and white blood cells from your platelets.
The resulting plasma will be highly concentrated and rich in the protein fibrin, which can have several times the healing value of the original blood sample. This natural solution will then be injected into targeted areas of your skin.
For most clients, the plasma regenerates damaged skin tissue and encourages collagen growth. Many patients report good results within a few weeks with gradual improvement over time. PRFM supports and protects platelets at the injection site so that they keep releasing their growth agents.
The desired results of PRFM treatment include the following:
- Improved tightness, tone, texture and overall skin quality
- Natural smoothing of wrinkles
- Softening of sun damage
- Increased volume and fullness in sagging skin, facial indentations and the hollows of your eyes
What To Expect
PRFM injections take only a few minutes, and pain is minimal. As with any injection, you may experience temporary discomfort like redness, itching, slight swelling or mild bruising. These minor irritations usually disappear in a day or two. There’s no need to take time off work or cancel other activities. Since the PRFM solution is created from your own blood, it contains no synthetic or animal products. Risk of allergic reaction or unpleasant side effects is virtually nonexistent.
Drs. Nael Gharbi and Shazel Gharbi, both board certified, recommend a series of regularly spaced treatments. The needed number of injections depends on the condition of your skin and your personal improvement goals.
Contact Old Town Med Spa
To arrange a consultation, call or stop by our Chicago office today. You may also request a call from our staff, learn more about us or get directions here on our website.
Achieving a more youthful appearance can make all the difference in self-esteem, poise and motivation. We are committed to helping you feel more comfortable in your own skin. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about PRP and PRFM!