You have most likely heard of a PRP microneedling facial aka Vampire Facial made famous by a selfie on Instagram from Kim Kardashian a few years back. At first, many people assumed it was just a fad. However, it has proven to be an excellent anti-aging treatment to treat fine lines, wrinkles, and give your skin a fresh glow, all from your blood. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections also help reduce scarring, sun damage, and dark circles. It might sound a little strange at first, but let’s take a look at what it is and how it can help you.
First, Dr. Nazarian draws your blood, and it is spun to isolate the plasma from your red and white blood cells. Once he has finished this, the plasma or liquid is then microneedled into your skin. Some beauty experts have compared the benefits of this growth factor to fertilizer for a lawn. The reason it works effectively is it the plasma is the very best part of your blood. This treatment was initially used to help treat torn ligaments in athletes to expedite healing.
The main benefit of Microneedling with PRP is that you only have about a 24-hour downtime. While Dr. Nazarian creates these micro-injuries to your skin, it is healing them at the same time. The PRP stimulates higher collagen production and speeds up the skin’s natural healing process. You achieve better results than traditional microneedling alone with fewer treatments.
This facial treatment works for all skin types, and anyone looking to enhance the overall appearance of their face. If you want to stimulate collagen and have a healthy glow, then you are a candidate. When you first arrive for your appointment, you can expect to have a numbing cream applied for 30 to 45 minutes. Once you are numb, and the PRP is separated from the red blood cells, the microneedling begins.
From start to finish, the treatment takes about an hour and a half. The most important thing Dr. Nazarian advises is that you do not wash the PRP off your face until the next day. If you would like to learn more or schedule your first microneedling PRP facial in Beverly Hills, please contact our office today at 310-299-8959.