Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP) facial treatment – what to expect, benefits, side effects, recovery & more.

What is PRP?

the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial, includes drawing blood from your arm, separating the platelets, and then injecting them into your skin via TRX Gun. The doctor runs the needle gun over your face while squirting the platelets into the mini injection holes.

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the PRP needle gun

Since the platelets are high in growth hormone, and the micro injection stimulates the skin to regenerate, the entire procedure is meant to aid cell turnover. The results are meant to mimic a glowing facelift, but with zero downtime.

Benefits

Traditional microneedling is used to treat everything from age spots and wrinkles to scarring and certain forms of hyperpigmentation. PRP may boost these effects and help you achieve your desired results faster.Although microneedling can be used to treat scars and stretch marks on other areas of the body, most studies with PRP and scars seem to be focused on treatment of the face. The term vampire facial is typically used to refer to microneedling with PRP used topically, afterward.

PRP is not advisable on you if you:

  • are pregnant
  • still have active acne resulting in new scarring
  • scar easily
  • have a history of poor wound healing
  • have undergone skin radiation in the last 12 months

Your doctor will evaluate your medical history to determine if you’re a good candidate for microneedling with PRP.

Where should I go ?

Clinic RX is one of the reputable experts.

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Do check out their interior here :

What to expect during your appointment?

Micro injection with PRP is a quick process compared to other cosmetic procedures.

Before

Arrive at your Clinic RX at least 15 minutes before your appointment. This will ensure you to have some rest before the treatment. When you’re ready, the beautician will cleanse your skin and apply a topical anesthetic. This will need to set for at least 20 minutes before micro injection begins.

During

The actual procedure involves two steps. The microneedling portion lasts about 30 minutes, depending on the areas treated. A syringe of blood will be drawn, usually from your arm while your face is numbing.

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the numbing process

The blood is then put into a centrifuge, which separates the PRP from other components of the blood. The PRP solution is then massaged into the treatment area, usually after micro injection. The micro injection treatment creates small controlled micropunctures in the skin, allowing for penetration of the PRP.

After

Once the procedure is finished, your beautician may apply a hydration mask to help soothe any redness and irritation.

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hydration mask

You’re free to go home at this point.

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right after the entire process

 

Is it safe to have PRP treatment for lactating mothers?

Yes, however, to play safe, you may consider discard your next pump or use it as milk bath for your little one.

Potential side effects and complications

Bruises and inflammation, including swelling and redness, are the most common side effects. They typically appear immediately after the procedure and clear within four to six days. However, Clinic RX uses a special TRX Gun to perform this procedure that will control the depth and speed of the injection reduces the downtime even further to only 1-2 days of minor needle marks.

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an hour after the PRP treatments, tiny needle holes on my face

You’ll also want to avoid sun exposure and harsh skin treatments during this time. It’s important that you don’t rub or pick at your face. Sun protection is also very important.

The good news is that PRP contains your own blood, so there’s little chance of cross-contamination or infection. Rare, but serious, complications include infection and scarring.

What to expect during recovery

Recovery for this procedure is relatively minimal. You can go back to school or work the same day if you wish.

There may still be some redness and other signs of minor irritation, but you’ll want to avoid applying too many products to your skin.

Simply cleanse once a day and moisturize as needed. If desired, follow with a lightweight foundation or powder to minimize redness. Your doctor may also recommend or provide products to help your skin recover.

Until your skin has completely healed, avoid rigorous activities that might cause excessive sweating and heat production. Examples include running, playing tennis, and heavy workouts.

Sweating may cause additional irritation, and rigorous activities may increase the risk of swelling or bruising. This usually should be avoided for at least 72 hours after your treatment.

When will you see results?

More studies need to be conducted on the utility of PRP and microneedling. It’ll likely take several treatments to see results.

The video below shows my skin condition on the next day after PRP treatment. So happy and satisfied with the result.

After you finish your course of treatment, you may need to follow up with your doctor for potential maintenance, depending on the indication for your treatment.

If your doctor determines that you need a maintenance session, be prepared to spend the same amount per session as you did for your initial treatment.

Overall, the result is awesome , highly recommended for everyone.

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the second day after the PRP treatment

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