Lala Kent has always the inside scoop on the latest beauty trends. So naturally, we love to follow the newest techniques the Give Them Lala Beauty mogul tests as she perfects her skincare routine. One of her many secrets: platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), also known as the “Vampire Facial,” which is popular among so many celebrities.
Lala is far from the only Bravoleb doing PRP, which is touted to remedy volume loss, collagen depletion, acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation, wrinkles, neck banding, hair thinning/hair loss, textural differences, and more. Kristen Doute also posted about having it and shared with her followers exactly what the PRP process entails. Other Bravolebrities who swear by it include Orange County Housewife Kelly Dodd, who likes it for its skin-tightening properties. Meanwhile, RHOP’s Gizelle Bryant endorsed the procedure because it helped her skin tone and texture. And RHOBH’s Kyle Richards credits PRP as one of the main ways she keeps her skin looking youthful.
But recently, the Vanderpump Rules SURver posted a video on her doctor’s Instagram account about PRP on her face and neck. That was the first time we'd heard of anyone getting the treatment on their neck, so we had to dig deeper.
Lala's doctor, Dr. Jason B. Diamond (M.D., F.A.C.S), who also treats Kim Kardashian West with PRP, explained that it's one of his staple procedures because it has “so many healing components.” Lala shared with her IG followers that she does it on her neck because of “those two wrinkles” she was “blessed with” — and while some people are born with them, Dr. Diamond shared that “millennials & Gen Z are going to consistently battle lines and wrinkles of the neck because of the amount of time they spend on electronic devices, especially their mobiles!” The posture of the neck and back when looking down causes wrinkles to become deeper and more prominent, which is why this condition has been dubbed “millennial neck” or “tech neck."
So what can be done to prevent that from happening? Dr. Diamond recommends that patients “try to keep their chins as parallel to the floor as they can throughout the day. This includes bringing the phone to eye level instead of looking down constantly.” However, for those who find it hard to limit the time they spend staring down at their mobile devices, Dr. Diamond has your back… or more literally… your neck! Dr. Diamond explained, “The best we can do to combat the repercussions is assist the skin in producing new collagen.”
How long does it take to work? Dr. Diamond’s office shared that while it varies according to the particular patient and their specific needs, results may be seen as soon as one week, although more prominent results are showcased three weeks later. Also, like many other therapies, “optimal results are yielded after a series” of treatments.
Hmm.. interesting. Thanks for the tip, Lala!
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