If you haven’t yet heard of the PRP facial, then now is the time to learn. More women (and men!) than ever are experiencing the power of PRP to transform the skin and wonder how they ever balanced a healthy skin regimen without it.
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is obtained from your very own blood, so it involves absolutely nothing artificial! Your doctor simply draws some of your blood, places it through a centrifuge, and is left with plasma that has a very high concentration of platelets in it. Platelets aren’t just valuable for clotting blood, but they also contain growth factors that stimulate the production of elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid in your skin.
Since those three—elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid—are so critical to maintaining your skin’s flexibility, smoothness, and radiance, PRP immediately works to regenerate the skin and reverse years of damage and signs of aging.
How does the PRP Facial Work?
A PRP facial begins with micro-needling, which is an incredibly powerful treatment in itself to improve complexion, strengthen the skin’s firmness, and smooth away rough texture. The PRP facial takes it one step further by combining the micro-needling with injections of PRP. It works right into the skin after micro-needling to not only work its own magic but also supercharge the micro-needling results.
Why is the PRP Facial So Popular?
The better question is, why wouldn’t this treatment be popular? It uses nothing but your own blood and safe, painless needles to stimulate your body to heal itself. Acne scars, sun marks, wrinkles, discoloration, and dull, worn out skin can all be reduced, eliminated, and rejuvenated using this short, simple procedure.
If you’re ready to try it for yourself, be sure to schedule it at least one week before you have any major event or important meetings, since it could take up to seven days for your the redness and bruising to completely disappear. But don’t let that scare you: nothing actually hurts! Since the micro-needling creates tiny, controlled injuries on your face, the redness and bruising are actually good signs that your skin is being forced to renew itself to heal.