Plasma Facial Injections

Plasma Facial Injection,Ottawa

If you are looking for a natural way to minimize your facial lines, wrinkles, and reverse aging, plasma facial injections would be worth considering for you. Platelet-rich plasma therapy for facial rejuvenation is a simple and non-surgical procedure to restore a more youthful and beautiful version of you.

What is PRP Facial Injection?

Plasma facial injection is a cosmetic procedure in which the doctor uses platelet-rich plasma(PRP) to rejuvenate skin. PRP is simply blood cells that contain more platelet than normal. PRP contains various growth factors which make it worth vampire facial treatment.

For decades PRP is used by orthopedic surgeons, dentists for the treatment of tendinitis, muscle injuries, arthritis-related pain, and joint injuries. However, more recently Dermatologists take advantage of its high growth factors for facial treatment. As PRP is laden with growth factors it produces collagen and elastin which helps treat acne scars, surgical scars, uneven and dull skin tone, hyper-pigmentation, and wrinkles. It triggers to produce more collagen and blood vessel resulting in refreshed and rejuvenated skin.

What is PRP?

PRP stands for Platelets-rich plasma. It creates from the patient’s blood sample by centrifuging and injects the solution into the target area.PRP is also used to support tissue reproduction, including hair growth, and works in conjunction with hair transplants and speeds up the healing process.

Platelets contain the following growth factors 

  • Platelet-based growth factors
  • Transforming  beta growth factor
  • Fibroblast growth factor
  • A growth factor such as insulin 1
  • A growth factor such as insulin 2
  • Vascular endothelial growth factor
  • An element of epidermal growth
  • Interleukin 8
  • Keratinocyte growth factor
  • A factor in the growth of connective tissue

When PRP is injected into the face all these growth factors are released which results in collagen stimulation, elastin production, neovascularization, skin thickening, and wrinkles improvement.

PRP injection process

Platelet-rich plasma is a portion of blood that is separated from the red blood through centrifuging. To collect blood samples from the patient a special tube is used and a practitioner draws a small amount of blood that is required for a normal lab test. Then the tube is placed into a device called a centrifuge that rapidly spins the sample, causing the platelet isolated from other components of blood and concentrating them within the plasma. After creating PRP, the concentrated solution is injected into the treatment area. Before injection, we use a numbing cream in the treatment area.

Difference Between Microneedling and PRP Injections

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy(CIT), is a treatment that uses a device with microneedles to create channels in the skin. This process stimulates the production of new skin cells and collagen which can reduce redness, acne scars, and stretch marks. Microneedling works by first removing the top layer of skin with a scalpel or needle-free system. The treatment then stimulates collagen production by causing extermination to the skin. As a result, the body produces proteins that lead to new skin formation and visibly tighten its surface.Plasma facial injections are another type of procedure that uses plasma from your blood to stimulate collagen growth. It’s been found to be both safe and effective in treating scar tissue, wrinkles, hair loss, loose skin on the face or arms caused by aging or weight loss, and many other issues related to aging.

Additional Benefit of PRP injection

Platelet-rich plasma is very versatile. It can be used anywhere filler is used, and a single PRP tube can be used in multiple areas. Other benefits include the following:

  • It is fast, usually taking less than an hour
  • It doesn’t hurt
  • It requires a little rest
  • Safe for all skin tones and types
  • No allergic reaction
  • Long-lasting and enhance the healing process
  • Reduced trauma and long-term benefits.
  • Little risk of infection

However, another advantage is that it is less likely to be allergic because hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body and PRP is found in the human blood. This is a completely natural way of treating skin, which is another reason that attracts many patients. One last thing is that hyaluronic acid-based additives can be dissolved prematurely with hyaluronidase if the patient does not like their effects.

What to Expect from Treatment?

PRP therapy is a three-step process that is done in one appointment.PRP injection is a less risky procedure and usually does not cause more serious side effects. The procedure involves drawing blood, so you should make sure you have drunk and eaten in advance to prevent feeling lightheaded. After the procedure, you may experience pain and scratches at the injection site. During your appointment, our cosmetic nurse will ask and determine what your desired result is, the best way to achieve it, & fully address any questions or concerns you have. We apply a topical numbing agent before injection to minimize patients discomfort.

Side Effects of PRP Facial Injection

Since PRP injections are made by your cells and plasma, the risk of allergies is much lower than other injectable drugs such as corticosteroids. However, like any other facial treatment, it has also common side effects. The  risks of injecting PRP include:

  • Bleeding
  • Tissue damage
  • Infection
  • Emotional damage

Scientific Studies

An analysis published in 2018 in the Journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reviewed 16 studies on the use of PRP for facial rejuvenation. Researchers found that PRP helped regenerate aging skin by reducing wrinkles and improving volume, texture, and tone. Another study found that both fine and coarse texture improved significantly more with a single treatment of PRP than with normal dermal injection. It also found that PRP appears to be safe, with a low rate of side effects.

Who is the right candidate for PRP Facial Injection?

Plasma facial injection is a great option for almost anyone because it is a treatment procedure using their blood with minimal side effects. People with mild to moderate skin concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging are good candidates for this type of treatment. Our professionals will determine whether this type of treatment is going to give a good result for you.

Do plasma Facial Injections work?

Clinical studies suggest that PRP injection is effective with a lot of growth factors

How long do PRP Facial Injections last?

The result of facial injections can last for up to one year and sometimes longer in certain cases. It varies from person to person, age, and healthcare routine.

Who can not have PRP rejuvenation?

Although PRP is considered safe for most people, it is not recommended for anyone with the following medical conditions:

  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Any type of leukemia
  • Heart disease, which requires taking a small amount of blood
  • Skin cancer in the area to be treated

How many PRP injections do you need?

Experts have found that most patients who obtain a good result from PRP injection took three or more treatments. That means a patient should take at least 3 injections to get the optimal result. But at the cosmetics clinics, the aestheticians inject a filler with PRP to give an immediate result to their patient.

How long does it take for PRP to work on face?


The results are seen within three months or less. After 3 days of your treatment, you may experience inflammation and discomfort. But after a week it starts to promote stem cells and release growth factors. You will see complete results within 3 months.

The Cost of Platelet-Rich Plasma Injections

The cost of injecting RP varies from clinic to clinic, At Face Plus Aesthetic, the cost of PRP injection $350 . Most patients see good results after a single injection, but experts usually suggest doing 2 or 3 treatment cycles to get an optimal result.

PRP injection or Vampire Facial? Contact us to discuss your skin care goals

If you need to correct the appearance of your wrinkles, little discolorations on your face like acne scars or hyperpigmentation and more, it can be hard to know where to go. When looking for a place in Ottawa to receive effective outcomes with minimal downtime, 

At Face Plus Aesthetics, we have been providing professional Skin Care treatments for over 4 years. With a knowledgeable and passionate staff who are dedicated to helping you reach your goals and providing the highest quality skincare services possible, you can’t go wrong – so contact us as we have many different injectable options that can help rejuvenate your skin and bring higher spirits on all fronts!

Ready to get the Skin Care treatment you deserve? Call the experts at (613) 606-2572 for more information or to schedule your appointment.