A PRP facial is a skin treatment that uses platelet-rich plasma to improve the overall appearance of your skin. If you have acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation or rosacea, PRP with microneedling can help you. The healing properties of PRP are natural and this treatment can provide you with long-lasting results.
The microneedling procedure involves the use of a small handheld derma roller that is fitted with many tiny sterilized needles. As it is rolled over the surface of the skin it pricks the epidermis and the subsequent micro-wounds stimulate the body to produce collagen and elastin. This micro-stimulation will enhance your complexion and improve your skin condition at a deeper level in the dermis. It’s an excellent anti-ageing treatment because by boosting collagen and elastin production the face will look healthier, younger, and elasticity will be restored. Microneedling the face also helps diminish dark areas of pigmentation, acne scars and large pores.
A PRP facial is excellent at improving skin texture and firmness; it is used to target scars and stretch marks, diminish pore size, improve skin tone, as well as reduce acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.
During the treatment a small blood sample is taken to create your very own platelet-rich plasma solution. The complete treatment takes about two hours. For the best long-term results, it is recommended that you have 4 to 6 treatment sessions approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart. The reason PRP therapy and microneedling work so well together is that the platelet-rich plasma will naturally heal your skin after the micro-wounds are made in your skin. Platelet-rich plasma is a serum created from the platelets in your own body. It includes 5 to 10 times more platelets per millilitre than normal blood, making it highly effective for skin repair and rejuvenation.
PRP facials help stimulate the growth of healthy skin cells and collagen. This procedure is not limited to the face, and can be used on other parts of the body to address stretch marks and acne scarring for example.
Yes, it is a safe treatment. To minimize any discomfort a topical anaesthetic is applied 30 minutes prior to the actual needling. Then the treatment area is cleansed and gently rolled with a small handheld derma roller that is fitted with many tiny sterilized needles.
To minimize any discomfort a topical anaesthetic is applied 30 minutes prior to treatment. A slight tingling sensation is sometimes experienced, but it should not cause any pain.
Results can last between 6-12 months if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and use regular SPF sun protection. Regular treatment sessions are recommended for the best possible results long-term.
On average, 3-4 sessions are recommended, but this may vary depending on your skin issues and how well your body responds to the treatment.