The Prp Facial

The PRP Facial

We firmly believe that skin care is healthcare. And what you put onto your skin or inject to change the look of your skin, is important.

That’s why learning about a platelet-rich plasma, or PRP, facial (also often referred to as a “Vampire” facial) should be on your list of to-dos when considering the best path to take for beautiful skin.

Let’s dig into what this facial option is and why it’s different from many other skin treatments out there.

What is PRP?

We need to begin with talking about PRP, or platelet rich plasma. This is a natural substance that is found in your own blood.

Remember when you were a kid and skinned your knee? As it developed the scab and began healing, there was the gooey, yellow substance that formed. This was your PRP, speeding up the healing process and protecting your body from infection.

This same substance is now being used to reverse the signs of aging inside and outside of your body.

What is PRP used for?

Your PRP is unique to you since it is pulled from your own blood. After a simple blood draw, the tubes are spun in a centrifuge, separating the red blood cells from the plasma. This yellow substance, or lovingly referred to as “liquid gold,” is then extracted and used to heal aged tissues or nerves and promote production of healing agents like elastin and collagen.

Some of the common treatments that PRP is used for are:

  • Reducing the signs of wrinkles and fine lines

  • Promoting hair growth in areas of hair loss

  • Orgasm shots for women

  • P Shots for men

So how exactly does PRP help your skin?

What is a PRP Facial?

A PRP facial is a treatment used to eliminate the signs of scarring, discoloration, uneven skin tone and to smooth out wrinkles & fine lines. This process is unique to many other options that achieve these results because it is without the use of lasers, chemicals, or injecting toxins or fillers.

Here’s what to expect if you receive a PRP facial:

  1. You will cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser and our medical professionals will apply a topical numbing cream to your face.

  2. While the numbing cream activates, a small amount of blood will be drawn from your arm and spun in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the white and red blood cells.

  3. Once your face is fully numbed, a tool called a micro needle pen is used to create tiny break points in your skin. This breakage not only stimulates your body’s collagen and elastin production (smoothing and tightening skin), it also creates an entry point for your PRP to be absorbed.

  4. As the needles puncture your skin, the PRP is glazed over top to activate the natural growth factors that heal your skin to achieve the youthful look you desire.

  5. Once all of the PRP is applied to your skin, you will leave the dried glaze on overnight.

This is a great reason to plan this treatment for the end of your day or evening!

What is the downtime after receiving a PRP Facial?

A PRP facial does require some healing time. Because you are breaking your skin with tiny needles, your face will have the appearance of a mild sunburn for 1 – 2 days after your treatment.

As it begins healing, you will also possibly notice dry, flaky skin until the healing process is complete. This is best rectified by using a post treatment skin care kit from your provider.

Within 5 days, your skin will have a new, radiant glow!

To receive the full smoothing, healing affects, it is recommended to get a PRP facial every 3 months.

If you are interested in this procedure, schedule your free consultation with a medical professional at Luxe Vitality.

They will discuss your skin care goals to determine if this is the best treatment for you.