PRP Facial in our Scottsdale medspa

How the Famous PRP Facial (Blood Facial) Works

While its name and the infamous Kim Kardashian clip have given the “Blood Facial” a bad rap, it is actually a safe, effective, and comfortable treatment. Here, we will explore how the PRP Facial effectively promotes smoother, younger-looking skin.

What is the PRP Facial exactly?

PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma. Derived from your own blood, PRP is applied directly to the skin following a microneedling or laser treatment; this allows it to penetrate the skin more deeply, delivering its potent anti-aging and healing properties more deeply.

The PRP stimulates stem cells and other skin healing properties in the skin, enhancing youthfulness and smoothing skin texture.

Microneedling with PRP Facial performed at Ultra Smooth Skin on ABC15 Arizona.

What to Expect During a PRP Facial

PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood. Before your facial, we will draw blood and place the tubes in a centrifuge. This separates the PRP from the blood. We often call this “liquid gold,” as it is yellow/gold in color.

With the PRP Facial, you will get a microneedling or laser treatment prior to the PRP application. These treatments are minimally invasive, gentle, and require no downtime. However, we may apply topical numbing cream prior to treatment for your comfort.

After we perform the microneedling or laser treatment on your face, we will then apply PRP and gently massage it into your face.

After-Care & Results

It’s important to avoid direct sunlight and use sun protection while outside. Your skin will be more susceptible to sun damage, so sunscreen is essential. Your face will be a bit red and tender, like a mild sunburn. This will subside after about a day. You will likely experience some peeling, as one of the benefits of treatment is rapid skin cell turnover. This forces the dead/dying skin cells away faster, allowing healthier, youthful skin to emerge.

A series of treatments is required to experience full, lasting results. After the series is completing, patients can return yearly for touch-ups. Routine facials and a high-quality home skin care routine are also recommended to maintain results.

Microneedling with PRP

Microneedling with PRP Facial Before and After Photos
Before and After Microneedling with PRP at Ultra Smooth Skin

The most popular PRP Facial starts with a microneedling treatment. A microneedling pen is used to create micro-injuries and micro-channels in the skin. This gently breaks up scars and other skin imperfections. It also stimulates collagen growth and elastin production for rapid healing and anti-aging. Once the microneedling is completed, PRP is applied to complete the treatment.

PRP Facial with Clear+Brilliant Laser

A Clear+Brilliant laser treatment is gentle, yet incredibly effective, offering smoother skin texture and more even skin tone. The treatment is comfortable, non-invasive, and requires zero downtime.

Like microneedling, the laser treatment creates a pathway by which nourishing ingredients like PRP can penetrate the skin more deeply.

PRP Facial in Scottsdale and Chandler, Arizona

At Ultra Smooth Skin, we offer PRP with our microneedling treatments. However, PRP can also be added to laser treatments like Clear+Brilliant. Our nurses are expertly trained aesthetic providers who administer these and other facial rejuvenation treatments daily. Other treatments we offer include BOTOX, injectable fillers, and chemical peels.

Book a consultation at one of our three convenient locations in Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, or Chandler, AZ. We are open on Saturdays and offer monthly specials on our most popular aesthetic treatments. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.