Microneedling With PRP (aka Vampire/Blood Facials)
What is PRP?
PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma, and for years had been primarily used for orthopedic medicine, dentistry, and reconstructive surgery. The science lies on our platelets’ natural healing power, that gets activated when through several techniques gets introduced back in a treated area inducing and accelerating tissue growth.
Around 10 years ago PRP started to be implemented as a beauty procedure with micro needling to exponentially maximize collagen induction, as well as tissue regeneration to effectively treat wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, broken capillaries, and saggy skin, thus bringing back a glowing, younger-looking skin after the very first treatment. It wasn’t until a few years ago, when a celebrity came out on TV getting the procedure, that PRP’s benefits were widely recognized in the US, and has since become the preferred minimally invasive anti-aging alternative for the contemporary woman who wants to achieve a healthy and youthful complexion. Another common application for PRP is hair regeneration, and conditions treated include Alopecia, male baldness, among others.
What should you expect during this treatment?
We start by drawing around 25 cc of your blood (done by a licensed Phlebotomist). While we harvest a concentration of platelets (PRP) from your blood, you will undergo a quick Prep-cleansing facial, and a mild enzymatic peeling thoroughly cleaning the area, and gently removing the dead skin to enhance the benefits of the procedure, by facilitating penetration of the PRP, while maintaining asepsis. Then we proceed with micro needling, introducing the PRP, by working progressively to reach appropriate therapeutic depth but with minimal discomfort.
Are there side-effects, and When do I see results?
Redness and skin tightness are the most common effects experienced immediately after treatment and usually resolve after 2 to 4 days. Some of our clients report immediate results. Results will start to become visible to others after a few weeks, being the most noticeable around 3 months from 1st treatment, and you may continue experiencing improvements for up to 6 months. Typically 3 to 4 initial treatments are needed, or up to 6 depending on the case, with each treatment done 6 weeks apart.