A PRP facial, combines microneedling (also known as collagen-induction therapy) with topical application of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) derived from your own blood. This procedure is a regenerative therapy to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars (including acne scars), hyperpigmentation, brown spots, skin laxity, skin texture, pore size and stretch marks.
What to expect with a PRP facial?
First, microneedling creates tiny pin pricks in your skin, triggering a wound-healing response that stimulates your skin’s natural collagen and elastin production. Then, to further boost skin cell regeneration, the growth-factor-packed PRP penetrates the skin through the microchannels created via microneedling. The PRP from your blood contains red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets that contribute to essential growth functions and healing. The growth factors in PRP contribute to cell proliferation and differentiation. Over time, the PRP amplifies collagen production, increases cell turnover, and spurs growth of new blood vessels, resulting in longer-term rejuvenating effects. You can see improvement within days of your service, and the benefits increase over four to six weeks as the production of new collagen increases.It helps to improve texture and results in supple, youthful skin. Multiple sessions are required to reach optimal results.
After your session, you’ll look and feel like you have a sunburn, perhaps accompanied by some mild bleeding and bruising. Your skin will be extra sensitive, so protect it from anything that might cause irritation for two to three days. Use a gentle cleanser and a simple, hydrating moisturizer. Do not wash your face for at least six hours after your service, to allow the PRP time to sink in. Avoid direct sun exposure, sweating, makeup, and apply sunscreen that contains zinc oxide. Recovery time should be about 1-2 weeks
Disclaimer *Results may vary. Patients may need multiple services to reach improved results. We strive to give patients the best experience and reach their aesthetic goals.