Platelet Rich Plasma Facial – (PRP)
PRP is taken from your blood and applied to (PRP Facial). The PRP facial utilizes the nutrients and growth factors from a sample of your own blood and combines them with the benefits of microneedling, This process revitalizes the skin, leaving it refreshed and rejuvenated—ultimately, the skin is stimulated and produces more collagen.
What Happens During the Facial?
First, a sample of blood is taken, just like when you get routine blood tests performed. Generally, one tube—or a little more than one and a half teaspoons of blood—is drawn from the arm of choice.
Next, the sample is spun in a centrifuge so that the platelet rich plasma can be isolated. Sometimes red blood cells are mixed with this, and that translates to a red hue on the skin when the mixture is applied.
After the area to be treated is made numb with a topical numbing cream and thoroughly cleaned and prepped, a microneedling device can be used. This device uses several sterile, ultrafine needles that create small, superficial wounds in a highly controlled way.
Is It Painful?
The procedure sounds scary but with the right amount of numbing, it can be painless and effortless! While microneedling is going on, platelet rich plasma is intermittently applied to the skin.
What is the Downtime?
Downtime is minimal and most patients can return to normal activity the following day—some feel comfortable resuming normal activities even on the day of treatment.