what is a prp facial?
Platelets in the blood contain hundreds of proteins called ‘growth factors’ which are crucial for healing damaged or diminishing soft tissue. It is the platelets that are at work during the clotting process as our skin attempts to restore itself. PRP is plasma that is 5-10 times more concentrated in platelets, so by isolating this miracle element from the blood, we are able to target and dose particular areas in need of rejuvenation. The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial also known as the vampire facial, includes drawing blood from your arm, separating the plasma from your blood, and then injecting them into your skin via Microneedling. The technician then runs the needling device over your face while distributing the platelets into the mini injection holes. Since the platelets are high in growth hormone, and the Microneedling stimulates the skin to regenerate, the entire procedure is meant to aid cell turnover. When we inject the platelets into the face, it tricks the body into thinking that there has been an injury and hence, bring growth factors to aid new collagen formation. The PRP procedure is safe for almost everyone, except for those with clotting conditions that require blood thinners or those with other blood-related health issues.
What results can I expect?
PRP Facials have an incredible ability to brighten the face, making it look more plump, hydrated and healthy as well as free from fine lines and wrinkles. People flock for PRP treatments because they combine the best of both worlds, being something of a comprehensive facial and an instant facelift in one. Using absolutely no artificial materials whatsoever, PRP facials are fantastic for both subdermal tissue repair, and surface concerns such as crow’s feet, dark circles, sun damage, acne scarring and obtrusive pores. Different from traditional fillers which aim to plump, PRP facials target cell regeneration and endeavour to visibly improve skin texture and luminosity by stimulating stem cells, collagen production and the formation of new blood vessels. This means that not only do wrinkles visibly soften but the skin becomes smoother, tighter and more youthful in texture and tone. As well as being far less expensive than other kinds of cosmetic skin tightening, PRP facials are the perfect solution to visible ageing for those against anything too invasive or recovery-heavy. PRP facials demand practically no recovery time at all, and offer astonishingly natural results that will keep on giving for months and months after treatment.