If you have ever seen photos of PRP treatments in which the person’s face appears to be smeared with blood, then you have seen the immediate aftermath of a PRP facial. Fortunately, the after image looks much worse than it actually is and such appearances are short lived at worst.
During the “PRP facial” type of PRP, blood is drawn and spun out using a centrifuge (an instrument used to separate liquids of differing densities) so that the platelets and growth factors can be isolated. This new solution is mixed with some extra nutrients and hydrating mediums and injected using micro-needling techniques across the entire face.
The micro needling opens up numerous channels into the skin that are small enough that you won’t feel pain but big enough that your body notices the micro trauma. These channels penetrate deeply into the skin and inject the PRP solution, triggering the latter half of the two-part effect. The micro trauma wakes up the body’s repair and rejuvenation mechanisms, and the concentrated appearance of platelets and growth factors kicks it into overdrive. After a few sessions, this process results in overall skin rejuvenation and restoration.