Nowadays, age is just a number. The visual effects of aging are reversible with the help of invasive and noninvasive cosmetic procedures, whether on the face or the body.
Procedures such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, and arm lift, among others, are to make the body look younger and smoother. And for the face, there are procedures like Botox, hyaluronic acid fillers, facelift, and now plasma facials.
Plasma facials are called many things: PRP facials, blood facials, vampire facials, and microneedling facials. Let’s talk about what’s involved in a plasma facial and how it can make you look spectacular.
What Is a Plasma Facial?
A plasma facial uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP), which is a concentration of blood platelets from a sample of your own blood. After the aesthetic specialist draws a small amount of your blood, they will run it through a centrifuge to separate out and concentrate the blood platelets – which are best known for their healing role in forming scabs.
This concentration of plasma which is rich in platelets is then used to give you a special kind of facial. Using a process called microneedling, tiny needles will apply the PRP concentration into tiny punctures in your skin. The procedure forces your skin to “repair” the punctures with new collagen and elastin, and this growth is fostered by the concentration of platelets.
Because a plasma facial uses your own plasma and platelets, there is little to no risk of your body having an adverse reaction or rejection. Your skin will heal each miniscule “injury” with revitalizing cells, making your complexion smoother and more radiant.
What Is PRP?
PRP has been used for quite some time in the medical field. Orthopedic doctors use PRP to heal injuries and alleviate pain in the knees, ankles, and elbows.
It has also been used in reconstructive surgery to improve a patient’s recovery naturally. Nowadays, dermatologists use PRP to stimulate collagen production in the skin.
How Does PRP Work in a Facial?
An aesthetic specialist will use a microneedling roller across your face. These tiny punctures will help your skin absorb the blood proteins from the PRP treatment.
Microneedling is a procedure wherein very short, thin, sterile needles are applied to the face to create superficial punctures. The specialist will then spread your platelet-rich plasma onto to your face for absorption and refining.
What Are the Benefits of a Platelet-Rich Plasma Facial?
Microneedling is only minimally invasive – no surgery is involved. Because of this, plasma facials are preferred by many patients who want to reverse the effects of aging.
Other benefits of the PRP facial are:
- Increased collagen production
- Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
- Firmer skin
- Enhanced skin tone
- No risk of immune system rejection
- Painless and quick procedure
Although there are many benefits to a PRP facial, it’s important to be realistic. There are differences in the effects between a nonsurgical method such as a blood facial to a surgical procedure such as a facelift.
Plasma Facial in New York
Our aesthetic professionals at Glamoi Med Spa can help you bring back your youthful look. Our chic spas are conveniently located in Manhattan and Queens, New York.
To schedule a consultation, reach out to us today by calling (212) 433-4526. You can also conveniently skip the phone lines and book an appointment online now. We look forward to helping you look great naturally!