Skin that is losing its texture and glow and has become less smooth due to aging is often in need of treatment beyond any cream you can buy over the counter. If you’ve noticed your skin looking tired, gray in color instead of rosy and lively, it might be time to consider a real solution. This is where the “Microneedling with PRP Facial” comes in. Though many patients choose to go with a traditional facelift there are many patients who don’t feel the need to undergo a full surgical procedure to improve the look of their skin. The Blood Facial gets its name due to the blood sample that is drawn and used to help freshen the face of the skin.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Once a small blood sample is taken it is then spun to separate blood platelets from the remainder of the blood. Platelets are the cells in the blood stream that are responsible for healing cuts in the skin. When skin is injured or cut, platelets work to stop the bleeding and alert new cells to the area to repair the damage. These platelets, once drawn from the blood, are used to heal “injury” of facial skin due to aging.
Once these platelets have been withdrawn from the blood sample, they are injected carefully into the face by the physician to help promote new growth of new cells stimulated younger, fresher tissue and an overall younger appearance.
So what makes the Microneedling with PRP Facial (also referred to as “Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy) a good option over other skin rejuvenating procedures for some people? For one thing, the blood used is the patient’s own, so there are no foreign materials injected into the patient which run the risk of allergies and infections. This procedure doesn’t require dermal fillers or surgery or long period of healing time; instead patients will experience only minimal bruising and slight swelling as their only side effects.
Microneedling with PRP Facial
The Microneedling with PRP Facial can be administered in several ways. The procedure can be done alone to simply help rejuvenate the skin and restore volume and collagen formation or it can be combined with dermal fillers if desired to help stimulate a lifted look. Those looking to just promote skin rejuvenation can have the procedure done on their hands (which often show age sooner than any other area of the body), on the neck and chest, to the full facial area and specifically around the eyes to lessen the appearance of wrinkles.