A PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) facial is a cosmetic procedure that involves using the patient’s blood to promote skin rejuvenation and improve its appearance. During the procedure we draw a small amount of the patient’s blood, typically from the arm, similar to a regular blood test.
The blood is then spun in a centrifuge machine to separate the plasma from other components of the blood. Plasma is rich in platelets, growth factors, and other proteins that are believed to stimulate cell turnover and collagen production in the skin. The PRP is applied to the face either through micro-needling (where tiny needles create micro-injuries on the skin to enhance absorption) or by direct injection into specific areas.
The idea behind PRP facials is that the growth factors and proteins in the plasma can promote tissue regeneration, improve skin texture and tone, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin quality.
PRP facials are often touted for their potential to:
- Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Improve skin texture and tone.
- Enhance collagen production.
- Minimize acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
- Boost skin hydration.