What is a PRP treatment?
A PRP facial treatment is a more natural cosmetic treatment that involves injecting platelet-rich plasma (PRP) into the face. PRP is a component of blood that contains growth factors and other proteins that promote healing on a cellular level. When injected into the skin, PRP can help improve texture and tone, reduce wrinkles, and encourage new collagen growth.
How does PRP work?
Our blood contains plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Platelets help our blood clot and produce growth factor proteins essential for healing. PRP facial rejuvenation uses platelets from your blood to help heal and renew your skin. Growth factors are critical for our skin to keep it looking plump & full of elastin.
To start this process, I will draw a small vial of blood from you. Then they will place the vial in a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the red and white blood cells. This process concentrates the platelets and increases the count many times higher than usual, and from there, it is ready to address skin complaints.
I can either apply the PRP solution topically, or use it in combination with microneedling for better absorption.
Is PRP Painful?
Pain during a PRP facial treatment with microneedling can vary depending on your individual pain tolerance. Microneedling is generally well-tolerated, but some patients might experience mild discomfort or a sensation similar to light sunburn during the procedure.
Before you begin the process, we will review all your questions and concerns to ensure PRP facial rejuvenation is a good fit for you.
What Should You Do After a PRP Facial?
After a PRP facial, you can expect some degree of redness, swelling, and minor skin sensitivity. These effects are usually temporary and should go away in a few days. You may want to avoid intense activity or sun exposure for about 2-3 days post-treatment, allowing any redness or swelling to diminish. Makeup should be avoided immediately after the procedure, and it’s recommended to follow the post-treatment care instructions provided by the medical professional