Once a year I like to splurge on a PRP facial . This facial can be pricey and can range between $400-$1000. I have been getting this facial done for the last three years and have loved the results.
What is a PRP Facial?
It is popularly known as a Vampire Facial. The correct term is a Platelet rich plasma facial.
- Improves the appearance of wrinkles and scars
- Tightens open pores
- Increases collagen to elastin
Based on my experience, local anesthetic cream is applied to the face. Then they take a sample of your own blood through your arm. That blood is then run through a centrifuge that removes the platelets. The platelets contain high level of growth factors that stimulate cell turnover when applied to the skin.
Once your face is numb (about 15 minutes) your face is micro needled and the platelets, which have the appearance of a serum are infused to your skin. It does not hurt, but some areas are prone to sensitivity such as your brow bone, under eyes and lips.
The whole process was less than an hour and your face immediately feels as if you have a sunburn. It is recommended to have a good moisturizer that does not contain any glycolic acids. I used Zo Skin Health Hydrating Creme and was advised to wash my face after 5 hours.
My face was extremely red for two days and it took about 8 days for the redness to completely go away. You will notice your face peeling as it heals. I prefer to do this treatment during the wintertime to minimize sun exposure. Once my face healed completely, I noticed that my pore size was minimized, and skin felt smoother.