The PRP facial offered at Plaza Aesthetics involves microneedling and platelet rich plasma (PRP). The treatment involves drawing blood from the patient’s arm and placing the tube containing the patient’s blood into the centrifuge. The centrifuge separates the blood from the platelets and plasma, and the platelets are then applied to the skin during microneedling.
Benefits of a PRP Facial
A PRP facial can provide a variety of benefits, such as:
- Improved skin texture and tone
- Reduced appearance of scars, including acne scars
- Reduced hyperpigmentation
- Tightened skin
- Reduced appearance of fine lines
- Minimized appearance of large pores
Compared to other facial treatments, the PRP facial:
- Typically takes less than an hour
- Requires little downtime
- Is highly rated by clients for its effectiveness
- Is suitable for all skin tones and types
- Carries a low risk of allergic reaction because the patient’s own PRP is used
How The PRP Facial Works
The microneedling aspect of the procedure involves making tiny pinpricks in the skin, which triggers a wound-healing response that stimulates production of collagen and elastin. The PRP further promotes skin cell regeneration by penetrating the skin through the microchannels created by microneedling.
The Benefits of PRP
Platelet rich plasma contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets that support essential growth functions and healing. Over time, PRP treatment boosts collagen production, increases cell turnover, and spurs the growth of new blood vessels. All of these effects support long-term rejuvenation.
Within days of treatment, clients will see increased radiance in their skin. Clients will continue to experience benefits for four to six weeks after treatment, as collagen production increases.
Who is a Candidate For PRP Facials?
PRP facials may deliver positive results for patients experiencing:
- Sun damage
- Acne scars
- Aging skin, such as fine lines and wrinkles
What to Expect During The Procedure
The skin care specialist will begin by cleansing the client’s skin before drawing blood from their arm. The blood will then be spun through a centrifuge to concentrate the platelets and isolate the PRP.
Next, the specialist will cleanse the client’s skin and apply a topical anesthetic to numb the face. They will apply a microneedling device across the client’s face to create tiny puncture wounds. The needle will be adjusted as necessary to create punctures deep enough to be effective and produce pinpoint bleeding. During microneedling, the PRP will be spread over the skin.
How to Care For Skin After Treatment
After the PRP facial, clients may look and feel as if they have a sunburn. In some cases, clients may have mild bleeding and bruising.
It’s important to protect the skin from anything that might cause irritation for two to three days after the procedure. Clients will need to:
- Use a gentle cleanser and hydrating moisturizer
- Avoid harsh skincare products
- Avoid washing their face for at least six hours after treatment to allow the skin to absorb the PRP
- Avoid direct sunlight exposure
- Apply sunscreen
- Avoid wearing makeup
- Avoid sweating to prevent bacteria from aggravating sensitive skin
Potential Side Effects And Risks
During treatment, patients may experience mild discomfort. The risks of microneedling include scarring and long-term damage if treatment is done by an inexperienced professional.