How do facial PRP injections work?
When you arrive for your facial PRP treatment, your skin will be cleansed and you may or may not be given a topical anesthetic. Whether or not you are numbed will depend on specifically which type of treatment you’ll be getting. Blood will be drawn from your arm, and it will then be placed into a machine to separate the red blood cells and impurities from the platelet-rich plasma. Once this has been done, your actual treatment will begin.
A PRP facial rejuvenation treatment can be administered in different ways. It can be infused via microneedling, microdermabrasion, or with injections:
- In microneedling, the platelet-rich plasma is worked deeply into the skin with a handheld device that includes micro-needles, which also creates new collagen.
- In microdermabrasion, the skin is passed over with a handheld device that has a tip made of ablative material (such as sodium bicarbonate crystals). This not only exfoliates the skin, but also creates new collagen as well.
- With PRP injections, the platelet-rich plasma is simply injected into different areas of the facial skin.
The result is radiant, healthy, glowing skin