PRP Microneedling FAQS (Part 1)
What is a PRP Microneedling?
During Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Microneedling, a vial of the patient’s blood is extracted from their arm. Following this, the blood is entered into a centrifuge, separating the plasma from the red and white blood cells.
The remaining plasma contains high volumes of platelets, which are the part of the blood responsible for “growth factors.” As such, the plasma is then injected into the face, either through microneedling, or with a fine syringe.
How Much Blood is Taken for PRP Microneedling?
The microneedling PRP facial procedure requires very little blood, with only 10cc of blood required to complete.
Why is PRP Microneedling sometimes called a “Vampire Facial”?
PRP Microneedling came to be known as the “vampire facial” when social media icons such as Kim Kardashian and Bar Rafaela posted photos of themselves following the procedure with shocking amounts of blood on their faces.
While the image of a bloody face may appear disturbing to some, there is actually no pain or danger involved in the so-called “Vampire Facial” at all. When discussing PRP microneedling at our Englewood, NJ Medical Spa, we prefer to avoid using such colorful terminology to describe the procedure in favor of it’s correct medical name: the Platelet Rich Plasma Facial.
What Does PRP Microneedling Do?
During PRP Microneedling, fine, sterile needles are used to create a series of tiny piercings in the skin. This allows for the platelet rich plasma to reach deeper below the skin. Through this process, the skin is stimulated, increasing levels of collagen and elastin and leaving patients with a smoother, fuller-looking face.
What Skin Conditions Does PRP Microneedling Treat?
PRP Microneedling is idea for removing lines and wrinkles, as well as filling in lines that have developed around the mouth or between the eyes. PRP microneedling leaves patients with plumper faces and brighter skin. Additionally, PRP microneedling can be used to remove scars caused by acne and to erase dark spots on the skin.
Does PRP Microneedling Hurt?
At our Englewood, NJ Medical Spa, we pride ourselves on providing a practically painless PRP microneedling procedure to our clients. And for patients concerned about any discomfort, topical anesthetic is available.
What Does PRP Microneedling Look Like?
During PRP microneedling, a small amount of blood will remain on the surface of the skin, which can look alarming to some patients. But despite this, the face is not actually bleeding. The bloody outward appearance is simply a perfectly safe, painless side effect of the procedure, and is no cause for worry.
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PRP Microneedling – Englewood, NJ
The completely natural, skin rejuvenating PRP microneedling facial treatment has revolutionized how aging, acne scarring, and sun damage are treated. Contact our Englewood, NJ Medical Spa for a PRP Microneedling consultation today!
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