This is like a facial on steroids. It’s essentially a regenerative therapy, which uses nothing but your own blood. We use microneedling, AKA collagen-induction therapy, to improve tone and texture. Platelets are tiny blood cells which play a crucial part in helping the body stop bleeding – as well as repairing damaged blood vessels and cells. You could think of them as little powerhouses, which release proteins for growth when they come in contact with the body’s tissue.
In PRP, a needle is used to draw blood from the client’s arm. The blood is then spun in a machine, to remove the platelets. The plasma from the blood is extracted and spattered on the client’s face using tiny acupuncture-style needles to rejuvenate their face.
Those promoting PRP say it should:
- Improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars and stretch marks
- Rejuvenate the under-eye area
- Tighten stubborn open pores
- Plump and volumize any area where someone might otherwise get fillers
Are these facials painful and are they safe?
Before any needles are injected, a local anesthetic cream is applied to the face. This should make the treatment relatively painless, although clients should expect any injections made directly into the lip border to hurt a bit. Possible side effects include puffy-looking skin, mild itchiness for a day or two, and bruising around the eyes.