So you want to get your glow on. You’ve heard people raving about the PRP microneedling facial, and you’re wondering if it will give you the vibrant skin rejuvenation results you’re looking for.
But before you dive in, you have some questions — like, is this safe? And how long will it last? Your questions deserve answers, and in this article, we’ve got them covered!
PRP Microneedling Facials: The Basics
What does a PRP microneedling facial do?
PRP facials with microneedling stimulate your body’s natural healing processes to improve your skin texture. They can eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, improve acne scars, shrink your pores, even out your skin tone, and give you a healthier glow.
During a PRP microneedling facial session, your provider will examine your skin type and condition to determine the right microneedling depth for you. They will numb the treatment area and use tiny needles to create micro-channels and injuries in the skin. Then they will inject platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is processed from a small sample of your own blood and has concentrated plasma and healing properties.
The PRP injection and microneedling process will accelerate your body’s natural healing and stimulate collagen and elastin production. After the procedure, your body will regenerate new skin with a beautiful, glowing texture.
How long does a PRP microneedling facial last?
3 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart are recommended initially. PRP microneedling results then typically fade after 6-12 months, depending on how well your body responds to the treatments. You can schedule followup treatments 2-3 times per year or as needed if you wish to maintain your results.
PRP Microneedling Facial Results
Does PRP really work for the face?
Yes, PRP works extremely well for the face. Many PRP facial patients report reduced wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, and skin texture and tone issues. While some people respond to treatment more than others, you can generally expect natural-looking but vibrant results. You can see real-life before and after images in our previous blog post.
Does PRP make you look younger?
PRP can make you look somewhat younger. Many patients see fewer wrinkles and fine lines and less sagging after a PRP microneedling facial. However, if you want to look decades younger, you may need to supplement with other treatments such as hyaluronic acid fillers and Botox.
Does PRP get rid of wrinkles?
Yes, PRP can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and sometimes even eliminate them. PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production, which effectively rejuvenates your skin and works to fill in wrinkles over time. When PRP is combined with microneedling, you get the added boost of newly healing skin.
Does PRP tighten skin?
PRP can help tighten sagging skin. Since PRP promotes collagen growth and tissue regeneration, your skin will naturally smooth and tighten. When your final results begin to appear, your skin will look better all around!
How often should I do a PRP facial?
Patients need multiple initial PRP microneedling sessions to see their ideal results. To keep your results after this initial round of treatments, you may need to schedule maintenance sessions at least a couple of times per year. Ultimately, it depends on your body chemistry and the results you are looking for.
PRP Microneedling Facial Safety
Does a PRP facial hurt?
A PRP microneedling facial should not cause significant pain, although it can be slightly uncomfortable at times. Some patients describe the sensation of microneedling as feeling like sandpaper moving across the skin. At Beauty Boost, we always numb the treatment area to help you avoid pain during the procedure, although you may still experience soreness afterward.
Is the PRP treatment safe?
Yes, PRP facials are safe. Since the procedure uses plasma from your own body, you don’t need to worry about allergic reactions. There is no surgery involved. The main risks are temporary bruising around the treatment area and minor discomfort during the blood draw. Also, because there is no laser energy being used, it is safe for all skin types!
Nearly any adult who wants to improve the appearance of their skin is a candidate for a PRP microneedling facial! If you are interested in exploring this course of treatment or are looking for a provider in Orange County, CA, reach out to the Beauty Boost Med Spa team today.