PRP Specialist

Smart SKIN Rx

Med Spa & Aesthetics located in The Loop, Chicago, IL

Mimic a face-lift without the downtime and possible complications of plastic surgery with platelet-rich plasma therapy facial treatments. At Smart SKIN Rx in Chicago, Illinois, The Loop, Crystal Vasquez, DNP, MS, MBA, RN, offers this state-of-the-art facial treatment that uses your own healing and growth factors to boost your skin’s health and appearance. For more information about platelet-rich plasma therapy, call the office or book an appointment online today.


What is platelet-rich plasma (PRP)?

Your blood is made up of red and white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Platelets help with healing because they contain numerous growth compounds.

PRP is obtained by drawing a sample of your blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to concentrate the platelet count that’s then combined with your plasma to create an impressive healing compound. The concentrated growth factors in the PRP mixture have the power to rejuvenate your face and give you a radiant, youthful look.

How does PRP enhance your skin?

During PRP therapy, Crystal or one of her aestheticians at Smart SKIN Rx performs a procedure similar to microneedling that creates micro punctures in your skin with a device containing multiple tiny needles. Crystal then injects the PRP into these mini “wounds” to stimulate skin regeneration and cell turnover.

Your body responds to heal the wounds naturally by using the PRP to create more collagen and build stronger, more elastic skin. PRP therapy increases your skin’s antioxidant and hydrating properties to improve your skin’s function and look.

Who is a candidate for PRP therapy?

Anyone who has premature wrinkles, sun damage, or desires an evener skin tone can benefit from PRP therapy. You may also experience improvements in the look of acne scars or large pores. Unless you have a rare clotting or bleeding disorder, you’re not going to experience negative side effects such as rejection. Be sure to discuss any health conditions with Crystal before treatment.

Are there side effects following PRP treatment?

PRP therapy uses your own blood and healing mechanisms, making it completely natural and reducing the risk of an allergic reaction. It’s a safe way to restore your youthful, smooth glow. You can wear makeup after a day or two, and recovery is not painful.

Right after treatment, you may have visible redness and swelling. This should resolve in a day or two. Full recovery takes about five days, during which you apply a soothing balm and serums to enhance your results.

To learn more about how cutting-edge PRP therapy can revolutionize your look, call Smart SKIN Rx or book an appointment online.