PRP MICRONEEDLING FACIAL
WHAT IS A VAMPIRE FACIAL (MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP)?
For a vampire facial the staff draws your blood from a vein (as when you get lab work completed) and we spin the blood to separate the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma. The platelet rich plasma (PRP) contains many good things including your stem cells and growth cells which are important for healing and regenerating throughout your body. After your blood is processed Lisa Mobley Mullis FNP will microneedle this miracle PRP back into your face and neck USING a special microneedling pen, concentrating on scarring and texture issues that are personal to your face and neck. The entire process and facial takes about two hours. For that reason a deposit is required and these facials are most frequently scheduled on Thursdays which is our office’s procedure day. If there is PRP left after the microneedling LIsa NP may inject this using a tiny needle into the delicate skin under the eyes to help regenerate this tissue for less sagging and to increase elasticity or into other problem areas.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Numbing cream is applied to your face and neck to help with pain control. As well, Lisa NP will be communicating with you through the facial to be certain you are comfortable. The depth of the needle will be adjusted depending on the area of the face being treated. No patient has ever stopped the facial because of the pain. Our goal is for you to be totally comfortable during your treatment.
AFTER THE FACIAL:
Your face and neck will be red appearing like a sunburn for the day and into the next day the redness will dissipate. Some people with more delicate skin may have petechiae (pinpoint micro bruising) that usually goes away within 24 hours. Your skin will feel tight. You will be given extra PRP to apply to your face the night after and the next morning to continue to infuse into your skin and help it heal and regenerate. You may take tylenol for comfort. You may use vaseline, aquaphor or a facial lotion that has no chemicals or products that could irritate your fresh skin. You may apply face makeup after the second day if your skin is not tender. Until then keep the face very moisturized, protected from sun with a hat, and feel free to use eye makeup and lipstick as desired. Your face may begin to peel or flake after a day or two. Over the next few weeks and even months you will notice that your skin looks fresher, younger, revitalized and glowing as your stem cells and growth cells regenerate your own skin.
BEFORE THE FACIAL:
Come to the office with clean skin and no makeup if possible. You may take Tylenol before you come. Bring a hat to wear when you leave the office after your facial to protect you from the sun.
HOW OFTEN DO I NEED A VAMPIRE FACIAL?
Depending on your facial texture, scarring and sun damage – most people will need 1- 2 VAMPIRE facials a year. If you have acne scarring or more texture issues you may be prescribed one VAMPIRE facial a month for three months to repair and then one to two VAMPIRE facials per year to maintain.