Would you dare to get your own blood injected into your face with needles? Don’t be scared, it’s not that bad. Microneedling with PRP, is the latest trend in skin rejuvenation. This process involves mirconeedling PRP into the skin to rejuvenate, increase collagen production, and reduce signs of aging.
What is PRP?
PRP is short for “platelet-rich plasma.” Plasma is a component of your blood that contains amazing proteins that support cell growth. To produce PRP, blood is drawn from a vein in your arm and is then concentrated to separate out the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells. Both platelets and plasma are beneficial for the body. Plasma stabilizes blood pressure, helps fight disease, and maintains pH balance. Platelets help your blood to clot and stimulate healing and cellular growth.
The PRP Facial process
Here’s what to expect from a PRP injection process:
- The treatment area is thoroughly cleansed and prepared.
- A healthcare professional will draw about 2 teaspoons of blood from your arm.
- The blood is then placed into a centrifuge for around 5 to 10 minutes. The centrifuge spins the blood at high speed to separate the plasma from the rest of the content of the blood.
- The physician injects the separated and activated rich plasma back into your face.
- Growth factors contained on the plasma stimulate the skin’s stem cells. The skin is tricked into thinking that it has been injured and must heal itself with new tissue. The skin creates new collagen, new blood vessels, and new cells.
Microneedling with PRP requires minimal recovery time, but the results will not be immediate, so you may not see results for a few weeks.
The best candidate for PRP injections include those who have the following:
- Crow’s feet
- Dark circles under the eyes
- Lines around the mouth
- Sun damaged skin
- Acne scarring
- Dull skin texture or color
This procedure is not recommended for those with blood-related conditions.
Is Microneedling with PRP right for you?
As with any dermatologic treatment, a thorough consultation with an experienced physician is a must. If you have any questions or would like to get more information about this procedure, contact The Lett Center today at 615-443-0901!