Blood collection is similar to drawing blood for medical tests. The specialist will draw about 15ml of blood from a vein in your arm. They place the blood in a vial and then seal it.
Take note that only your specialist should handle your blood. Also, you should have a blood test before proceeding to PRP facial. Your blood should have enough platelets to support faster healing. If your platelets count is low, you should reschedule your treatment and go home to eat foods that would boost your blood quality.
This is the most important step in the process. It separates the blood into different parts. The process starts when the vial of blood is placed in a centrifuge machine. The device spins the blood at high speed. Since different blood elements have different densities, they all separate due to the pressure of the spinning.
The specialist will draw the platelet-rich plasma and the buffer zone. Then they take the PRP through another round of spinning to concentrate the plasma in a small section.
PRP facial needs to be done on a clean face. Thus, the specialist will cleanse your face with products that suit your skin type. Then, they use a Dermapen to glide over the treatment area- it creates tiny needle wounds on your face. The process helps the PRP to penetrate the epidermis into the dermis easily. However, the needling process causes swelling and redness in the treatment area. You’ll need a few days before the skin becomes normal.
The fourth step is the major step of PRP facial. Here, the specialist will inject the prepared PRP on the face. They do it at different places on the skin. Also, they try to keep the intervals uniform.
The process is minimally invasive and painless. The specialist will use a tiny needle that will only make tiny pricks on the skin.
The growth factor in PRP will stimulate blood circulation and the formation of collagen. Also, the growth factor works faster since the micro-needling process makes the skin act as injured. When the skin heals, it’ll be free of fine lines and reduce the depth of wrinkles.
Post PRP Facial Care
If a PRP remains after injection, our specialist will use it to massage the treatment area. It helps to hasten the process of recovery. Thus, you won’t need any oils or ointments to reduce the swelling and redness.
The steps of the PRP facial are straightforward. It’s also known as vampire facials since it uses blood to treat the skin. The results are younger-looking skin. However, you’ll need a few weeks to witness the optimum results. Also, the results of PRP facials last between 8-12 months.