You may have heard about this innovative facial when Kim Kardashian famously received one on TV a few years ago, but how much do you really know about it? Despite looking a bit scary (and it shouldn't necessarily look like it did for Kim...), it’s a legitimate facial treatment that can provide a lot of incredible benefits for your skin.
Here’s what really goes on when you get a microneedling with PRP facial, also referred to as a 'vampire facial' and all the benefits you can receive!
Microneedling with PRP Facts For Your Face
This facial is medically known as a PRP Microneedling Facial (PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma). First, blood is drawn and put through a centrifuge in order to separate the platelets (thus creating PRP). The treatment is a combination of microneedling followed by the application of PRP to your face.
When PRP is used with microneedling, it penetrates your skin through the tiny channels the microneedles create. The platelets in the PRP supercharge the effects of the microneedling because they contain high levels of growth factors. So, when applied to skin, they help to stimulate cell turnover.
Basically, this facial uses your own blood in order to help promote healthy cell growth, activity, and turnover. This healing response is what helps to rejuvenate the skin.
Will This Facial Make Me Look Amazing?
You might not look exactly like Kim Kardashian, but you will see some other incredible results from this treatment. Benefits from microneedling with PRP include:
- Creates controlled micro injuries to the skin to promote collagen and elastin growth
- Improves fine lines and deeper wrinkles
- Reduces acne scars
- Softens stretch marks
- Evens skin tone
- Lightens hyperpigmentation and sun spots
- Reduces appearance of pores
- Firms and smooths skin texture
- Heals scars
- Reduces broken capillaries and spider veins
- Brings back the glow for fresher, younger-looking skin
The PRP also addresses under-eye puffiness and dark circles to give you a more youthful, well-rested appearance. It’s truly a remarkable treatment.
Should You Get This Facial Treatment?
This treatment is great for anyone looking to achieve clearer, more youthful looking skin. Other than maybe the initial prick of the needle when drawing blood, this facial is virtually painless. Plus, since PRP is derived from your own blood, the side effects are virtually eliminated. The downtime is minimal with only one to three days of mild redness, depending on the aggressiveness of the treatment.
However, if you suffer from a history of blood diseases, including clotting or bleeding disorders, this treatment may not be for you. Always consult a doctor and your licensed medical aesthetician when deciding to receive a treatment.
A PRP microneedling facial can provide so many amazing transformative benefits for your skin. Despite sounding “scary”, it’s a virtually painless and safe procedure for anyone looking to reduce the look of fine lines, promote anti-aging, and experience youthful, rejuvenated skin.
Ready to try Microneedling with PRP and see how it transforms your skin? Book a consultation with LifeScape Premier’s Aesthetician today!
Consider Microneedling? Sylfirm X May be the way to go
LifeScape added Sylfirm X to their aesthetics offerings in 2023. Now referred to as the most effective microneedling treatment, Sylfirm X treatments are effective for both the face and body to lift, tighten and tone the skin.
Sylfirm X is the only RF microneedling technology that has been approved for the safe treatment of neovascularization, including rosacea, melasma, and other skin conditions. The device only reacts to the affected tissue and blood vessels that are causing vascular lesions and pigmentation, so it won’t cause any damage to the surrounding healthy tissue, ensuring gorgeous results. Learn more about Sylfirm X and request a consultation here.
This article was originally published in May 2018.