Platelet-Rich Plasma Facials (PRP Facial)
What’s a PRP Facial?
Medispa Solution’s PRP facial rejuvenation treatment, also known as a vampire facial (not to be confused with a vampire facelift), is an advanced skincare treatment method that applies your body’s natural power to heal itself. It’s sometimes referred to as a vampire facial because it involves drawing your blood but don’t let that bother you, as most patients report minimal pain or discomfort. To understand the PRP Facial process, it helps to know, your blood is made up of four primary components: red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. When the platelets in the plasma are concentrated, good things happen as a result. To induce concentrated levels of platelets in plasma, Medispa Solutions separates all four components of your blood by density. Platelets are then injected into the plasma, excluding the red and white blood cells. PRP’s essential chemical components go on to stimulate collagen growth. You’re free to have just one procedure or you might opt to commit to a series of treatments. In any case, results are directly correlated with frequency: the more often you have a PRP facial, the longer the results of each treatment will last, which is about three to six months. Medispa’s PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy for hair loss is a three-step treatment in which a person’s blood is drawn, processed, and then injected into the scalp. The process serves as an excellent treatment for hair restoration.
How Does the PRP Process Work?
Most people who are interested know that a PRP facial can make them look healthier, younger, more vital, and more fit in a short period of time. It is understandable, however, that you would have lingering questions about how the procedure works. Allow us to outline the process. Here’s a quick summary:
- Medispa Solution’s medical team member extracts a small sample of your blood and places it in a centrifuge (a machine with a rapidly rotating container) to isolate plasma and platelets from red cells (Note: the red cells are not used in the procedure). This protein-rich plasma is what promotes stimulate collagen production when infused into the skin of your face.
- We apply a topical cream to numb your skin about 20 minutes prior to treatment.
- A first infusion is done with hyaluronic acid and/or phyto-boost to ensure the skin is fully hydrated and free of pigmentation.
- The plasma is spread all over your face before the next step of the process.
- The medical technician uses a micro-needling device on your forehead, cheeks, and other parts of your face to make sure the protein-rich substance is able to travel deep into the skin (Note: the act of micro-needing itself helps to stimulate collagen growth, so when used alongside an infusion of PRP, you’re in essence receiving a double stimulation of collagen).
- When it’s over, you might notice a bit of pain or tenderness on your face and minor bruising from the micro-needling technique.
- For deep lines and other troublesome areas of the facial skin, the Medispa team might use fillers or Botox to handle volume-deficient skin and small wrinkles.