Many of the most effective facial treatments available today look like something out of a sci-fi movie. People apply everything from bee venom to gold to their faces. We use lasers and LED lights to tighten and tone skin. As we advance in both technological capability and medical research, we have more options than ever before to keep our skin looking its best.
One of the wildest-looking facial treatments also happens to be one of the safest and most effective. During a PRP (platelet-rich plasma) facial — commonly known as a Vampire Facial® — you have your own blood smeared on your face. It might look odd, but there’s a reason so many celebrities have opted for this treatment.
And you can join them. We offer the PRP facial at our PureMD MedSpa offices in Dayton, Liberty Township, and Dayton, Ohio. If you’re curious about this odd-looking, safe, effective way to get your skin looking its best, read on.
How a PRP facial works
Before a PRP facial, a member of our PureMD MedSpa team takes a very small sample of your blood. We then place it into a centrifuge to separate out the platelets, deriving the platelet-rich plasma.
Then, we microneedle your skin. This process creates small channels into the deeper layers of your skin. Next, we apply the PRP to your skin, allowing the platelets to penetrate deeply. As they do, the platelets deliver growth factors that trigger rejuvenation in your skin.
During this facial, you’ll look like you have blood smeared on your face — because you do. The oddness of the treatment is worth it because the end result is healthier, more even, younger-looking skin.
The benefits of a PRP facial
Because the PRP facial supplies your skin with platelets that stimulate and support its processes, this treatment has the power to address a wide variety of skin concerns. In the weeks after your PRP facial, your skin puts the platelets to work. This results in:
- More even skin tone and texture
- Fewer fine lines and wrinkles
- Fewer age spots
- Reduced hyperpigmentation
- Less visible scarring
Plus, you get all of this with no downtime. While many other facial rejuvenation techniques require a recovery period — anywhere from a few days with laser treatments to several weeks with many surgeries — you can get your PRP facial and then continue on with your day. Your PureMD MedSpa provider cleanses your skin after the platelets have had time to penetrate, and you’ll walk out our door glowing.