What the heck is PRP?
Updated: Feb 28
A close look into PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for Skin and Hair Restoration
Facials are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. One type of this procedure that has been become extremely famous is the PRP facial.
You’ve likely heard about it – you may know it by its other name as the “Vampire Facial”. If you are a follower of popular culture, you may have seen images of celebrities with small red dots all over their faces when they’ve had this kind of facial.
It may look quite traumatic in pictures but is not painful.
If you’re intrigued by this fast, effective, and natural way of combatting the signs of aging, here are answers to your questions.
What is a PRP facial?
A PRP or a platelet-rich plasma facial treatment is a rejuvenation treatment for your skin that is an alternative to a surgical facelift. It is notable and has attracted a lot of interest because the procedure uses your blood.
Human blood is made up of four main components – the platelets, plasma, white blood cells and red blood cells.
When you have the treatment, a small sample of your blood is taken and placed into a centrifuge. This spins the blood around and separates the plasma and platelets from the red blood cells.
What does a PRP facial do and what is it good for?
There are a variety of amazing benefits you can gain from having a PRP facial. (PRP hair loss treatment is also one of its uses).
Some of the most common and desirable benefits of PRP facials include:
Increased production of collagen
The micro-needling technique is already associated with stimulating the growth and reproduction of collagen by causing skin cell trauma. When it is combined with PRP, you are essentially getting a double whammy of a collagen boost.
Once your skin has been penetrated, its existing collagen will begin healing it over. While this is happening, new, healthier, and tougher collagen is being grown by your body.
Although it takes a few weeks for this new collagen to grow, you will notice almost instant skin tightening.
Better Moisture retention
As PRP facials will help improve the strength and thickness of your skin, they will also help to provide the necessary protection for the deeper skin layers.
This also helps to increase moisture retention and can help with unclogging your pores, which will mean your skin works better with moisturizers.
Improved Skin Texture and Tone