Some people call it the ‘Vampire Facial’ but I say it’s the ‘Wolverine Facial’. Platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) uses your own body’s elements to regenerate and self-heal.
But first, let’s get to the question that’s on everyone’s mind about PRP treatments: why in the world would you inject your face with your own blood?
It’s because your blood has plasma – the ingredient your body needs to heal itself. Just imagine what happens when you burst a pimple. After the infection and a little blood comes out, a clear liquid oozes out and hardens. That clear liquid is the plasma that heals the wound. But the plasma in PRP is not normal plasma. It’s rich in growth factors that repairs, restores and regenerates your skin.
PRP itself is nothing new. It has been used for years to treat sports injuries. Only lately, thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Bar Refaeli, more people are becoming aware of what PRP can do for your beauty and health. It helps with overall skin health, acne, acne scars, wrinkles, pigmentation, dark circles and hair loss.
First, you’ll have a small amount of blood drawn from your arm. It’s about 20cc, just like a normal blood test. Then we use a centrifuge to separate the platelets from other blood components. While waiting for the PRP, you’ll have numbing cream applied on your whole face.
Once the PRP is ready, it’s injected into your face with fine needles. There’s 2 reasons for this: 1) The pin point holes are “mini-injuries” meant to encourage your body to heal itself by producing extra collagen. 2) The PRP is able to penetrate deeper into your skin for maximum benefits.
For even more radiant skin, I recommend following up PRP treatments with microneedling. It helps to reduce pore size, unclog pores, remove whiteheads and blackheads, tightens skin and reduces fine wrinkles. For skin that is troubled with deep acne scars, I highly recommend adding subcision acne scar therapy after PRP treatments.
Microneedling with PRP is a treatment that can be used to improve the appearance of your skin. It involves using a device to create tiny needles in the skin, which can then be used to apply a special serum that contains platelet-rich plasma (PRP). This serum can help to stimulate new collagen production and promote healing, which can lead to improved skin texture, reduced wrinkles, and firmer skin.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. The purpose of microneedling is to stimulate collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and scars.
Microneedling is often combined with other treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, to further improve results. PRP is a concentration of platelets that contains growth factors that can help stimulate collagen production.
Studies have shown that microneedling can be effective in reducing the appearance of forehead wrinkles. In one study, 65% of participants reported a significant reduction in wrinkle depth after four sessions of microneedling with PRP.
Yes, there are many ways to do PRP. Some ‘automatic’ versions are the Mesogun and SkinPen. Scarily, the Mesogun can be performed by anyone – not just a qualified doctor. With the ‘automatic’ methods, the depth of the injections is fixed.
I personally prefer ‘manual’ injections because I can reach different layers of the skin. This is important because every skin texture is unique. For example, those with acne and pigmentation need different levels of needle penetration to treat the source of their problematic skin.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelets and growth factors that can be derived from your own blood. PRP is used to stimulate collagen production and skin regeneration.
PRP has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions, but its use for facial rejuvenation is relatively new. A small study published in 2016 found that PRP injections improved the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in participants after six weeks.
Another study published in 2017 found that PRP injections combined with microneedling were more effective than microneedling alone in improving the appearance of acne scars. However, more research is needed to confirm these findings.
To start with, I recommend doing it at least 3 times consecutively in 3 months. Then, treat yourself once a month with PRP to maintain glowing skin. This medical facial revives your skin from the inside-out unlike beauty salon facials which only touch the surface.
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) facials are becoming increasingly popular as a way to achieve a youthful appearance. But how long do they last?
PRP facials work by using the patient’s own blood to create a concentration of platelets that is then injected into the skin. The platelets help to stimulate collagen production and promote healing, which can result in a more youthful appearance.
Most patients report seeing noticeable results after just one treatment. However, these results are not permanent and will slowly begin to fade over time. For this reason, most patients opt for maintenance treatments every few months in order to keep their results looking fresh.
Overall, a PRP facial can provide long-lasting results if maintained with regular treatments.
Nothing. Nothing bad, that is. Your skin will continue to improve because the cells have been activated and keep regenerating.
If you are suffering from any of these medical conditions, then PRP is not for you:
- Blood disorders : critical thrombocytopenia or low platelet count, hypofibrinogenemia
- Hemodynamic instability
- Acute and chronic infections
- Chronic liver disease
Or if you are on anti-coagulation therapy medication (warfarin, dabigatran, heparin), you can’t do PRP too.
In severe low platelet count cases (like during dengue), aggressive treatments like platelet transfusions are necessary. But for subtler cases, platelet count can be improved with the right food intake, like:
- Folate rich foods (orange juice, spinach and fortified cereals)
- Lean protein foods (chicken and fish)
- Papaya leaf extract
- Cod liver oil and flax seed oil
- Vitamin A rich foods (carrot, pumpkin and sweet potatoes)
- Chlorophyll from wheatgrass
PRP is most commonly used to treat joint and muscle injuries, but it can also be used to treat other conditions.
PRP is made from your own blood, so it usually takes a few weeks to see results. However, some people see results within a few days or weeks.
Yes, you can wear makeup after PRP therapy. However, it is important to wait until the injection site has healed and the swelling has gone down before applying makeup. Be sure to clean the area before applying makeup and avoid using any products that could irritate the skin.
As we age, our skin loses collagen, which leads to wrinkles and sagging. But what if there were a way to turn back the clock?
That’s where platelet-rich plasma (PRP) comes in. PRP is a concentration of platelets that are derived from your own blood. These platelets are rich in growth factors, which are essential for tissue regeneration.
Injections of PRP can help to stimulate collagen production, resulting in softer, smoother, and younger-looking skin. PRP is also said to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as acne scars.
So, does PRP make you look younger? The answer is yes! If you’re looking for a non-invasive way to achieve youthful-looking skin, PRP may be right for you.
No, PRP facial is not painful. The process involves taking a small sample of blood from your arm and then running it through a centrifuge to separate the platelets. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is then injected into your face using a very fine needle. There is minimal discomfort associated with this procedure, and most people report feeling only a slight sting when the needle enters their skin.
When aging and skin problems outweigh all external efforts for glowing skin, it’s time to use what’s already inside you. As the saying goes, your body knows best!
Before and After PRP facials
– Active Acne
– large pores
– oily skin
Before PRP Therapy, numb cream was applied to numb the treatment area.
@Juanita-hitzfm- results of PRP