What is the PRP facial?
The vampire facial is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment used for skin rejuvenation and works by combining microneedling and platelet-rich-plasma (PRP). The PRP facial can help decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve the overall appearance of the skin, reduce scars, correct hyperpigmentation and minimize the appearance of large pores.
A small amount of the patient’s blood is often drawn to start the treatment, which is then processed in a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the other blood components.
Subsequently, the platelet-rich plasma is either injected into the patient’s face or applied topically to the skin. Growth factors found in platelets encourage the synthesis of collagen and elastin, two proteins that help skin appear youthful.
A natural and minimally invasive alternative to conventional facelifts or other cosmetic procedures has been marketed as PRP facials. They could be beneficial in minimizng wrinkles and fine lines as well as enhancing skin tone and texture.
People who wish to improve the appearance of their skin and have reasonable expectations for the results are often good candidates for PRP facials. A few factors that could help someone qualify for a PRP facial include:
Overall condition of skin: Individuals with fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture, as well as those who have acne scars, sun damage, or hyperpigmentation, can benefit from PRP facial therapy.
Health & Medical Conditions
Health: People who are in generally good health make better candidates for PRP face treatments.
Medical conditions: It’s crucial to discuss any medical history with a trained medical practitioner because PRP facial treatment may not be suitable for people with specific medical conditions or taking particular medications.
While PRP facials are generally regarded as safe, it’s crucial to keep in mind that some people may have side effects including redness, swelling, and bruising following the procedure. As a result, it’s crucial to get the advice of a trained medical practitioner to decide whether a PRP facial is appropriate for you.
How is PRP done?
What are the benefits of combining microneedling and PRP?
What can I expect before treatment?
Before the treatment, the skin will be cleansed to remove any oil, dirt and makeup. A topical numbing agent is then applied for 30 minutes so that the treatment can be more comfortable.
What can I expect during treatment?
After the numbing process is complete, a blood draw is performed and placed in a centrifuge so that the blood is spun and separated into different components. After the centrifuge has spun the blood for about 15 minutes, the plasma is extracted and ready to be used once the microneedling treatment is complete.
The numbing agent is then wiped off and a device with microscopic needle tip is applied on the surface of the skin creating tiny microscopic channels. Once the microneedling is completed, the plasma is applied topically over these channels.
What to expect after treatment?
What areas are targeted with the PRP facial?
Fine lines and wrinkles: this treatment helps to increase cell turnover thus creating more collagen and allowing for the skin to heal. This will help minimize the appearance of fine lines.
Dullness of the face: the microneedling treatment helps to exfoliate the skin removing dead skin cells. Since this treatment also increases cell turnover, the skin will appear brighter and smoother.
Dark spots: sun damage and dark spots can be targeted with microneedling as cell turnover increases collagen, cell healing and improves skin tone.
How many treatments are required?
Prior to the beginning of the treatment, a skin assessment is conducted which will determine how many sessions a person may require. Typically 3-4 treatments are required about one month apart.
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