The PRP Facial: Complete Overview

August 22, 2018

Today it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends in beauty and skincare. With so many options available, you never know what treatments are actually effective and which ones will work for you and your specific skin concerns. The PRP Facial (also known as the Vampire Facial) is a popular skin treatment that is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian West and Bar Refaeli have famously gotten this treatment. For a minimal amount of discomfort, the PRP Facial yields maximum skin results! 

What is the PRP Facial?

“PRP” stands for “platelet-rich plasma”. These platelets come from your own blood. When they are injected back to someone’s skin, these platelets can effectively expedite the healing process for orthopedic and sports-related injuries. When PRP is used on your face, the result is smoother, younger looking skin with an even texture and tone.

The vampire facial begins with a small amount of your blood being drawn. This procedure comes with minimal discomfort, similar to a simple blood test. This blood gets placed in a centrifuge, which spins the blood to isolate the platelets needed for the facial. We activate the platelets’ growth properties and save them for later on in the procedure. Before you get your vampire facial, prepare by drinking lots of water. This will increase the platelets in your blood, and the more we have for the facial, the better!

A PRP Facial actually combines two skin treatments: the first one is microneedling. With microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy), your skin gets pricked with either a roller or pen that is equipped with thousands of tiny needles. These needles pierce your skin, causing tiny pinpoint injuries. Although this might sound painful, it is only mildly uncomfortable. We’ll apply a numbing cream to your face before we start pricking to prevent minimize this discomfort as much as possible. 

Essentially we are tricking your skin into thinking it has been injured. This spurs the growth of new collagen, blood vessels, and fatty tissue, as your skin tries to heal itself. Microneedling with PRP does not leave any scars or permanent marks. The skin around the microneedling points contract, causing your skin to tighten. This will shave years off of your appearance! These tiny microneedling points also create channels for the PRP to enter back into your skin.

Now it’s time for the PRP! We’ll gently massage the PRP in a thin, even layer across your face. The PRP is a dark orange, so it may look strange, but it will be working on your skin. The points from the microneedling help absorb the PRP deep into the skin for the most effective results. The platelets also contain signaling proteins. These proteins draw stem cells to the area of application to help regenerate tissues. The entire procedure will take between just 30 and 60 minutes from start to finish!

The PRP Facial is perfect for more mature skin. When you age, your collagen production decreases. That’s why fine lines and wrinkles form. But when natural collagen production is spurred because of micronedling with PRP, your skin ends up looking smoother and younger. 

PRP Facial aftercare is simple, especially when compared to other more invasive procedures and treatments. For the 24 hours after your treatment, you should avoid wearing makeup to give your skin time to heal. You may experience some redness for a day or two, but the collagen growth will continue for months after! 

Is the PRP Facial right for you?

The PRP Facial can address and effectively treat a variety of skin concerns. You should look into the PRP Facial if you experience any of the following:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyper-pigmentation and sun damage 
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Large pores
  • Sagging skin or stretch marks
  • Dull skin

The results are tremendous! Your skin will be look tighter, younger, and rejuvenated! Even after just one treatment, the PRP Facial can eliminate the appearance of acne, blemishes, wrinkles, hyper-pigmentation, and sun damage. 

One great reason to choose the Vampire Facial is that it is a more natural alternative to other more invasive cosmetic procedures. The PRP Facial jumpstarts the natural healing process of your skin. The side-effects are much more minimal compared to those that you might experience with botox or a cosmetic surgery. The results are also long-lasting. In fact, the results improve over time as your body continues to replenish collagen.

Unlike other procedures that require repeated treatments for results, you’ll witness positive changes after just one PRP Facial. If you choose to repeat the treatment, you should get a PRP Facial every 4-6 weeks. Generally 3-5 treatments yield desired results, but every person and skin concern is different. You’ll notice that the outcome of the Vampire Facial isn’t just in your appearance. Not only does your skin look younger, but it feels rejuvenated too. It’s also never too late to get a PRP Facial! Even if your skin has endured years of sun damage, wrinkles, or acne scars, you’ll still experience rejuvenated skin that can make you look years younger.

Although the PRP Facial is traditionally done to the face, it can still be effective in other areas as well. People commonly get a PRP Facial treatment done on their arms, legs, hands, neck, abdomen, and back.

Because the treatment itself and the PRP Facial aftercare is relatively short, the PRP Facial is the perfect choice if you have a hectic schedule. Overall, the PRP Facial does not include a lot of the risks that accompany other cosmetic procedures. If you have sensitive skin or allergies, the PRP Facial is a safe option, because there isn’t the risk of an allergic reaction. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a treatment that is as effective as the PRP Facial without being more invasive, painful, and time-consuming.

With PRPmobile, you can experience this rejuvenating treatment from the comfort of your own home! If you have more questions about the PRP Facial or you’re ready to schedule the procedure, contact PRPmobile today!