This time of year brings hundreds of different masks to the party. “Terrifying, horrifying, and nightmarish” among the favorites. Everyone tries to outdo each other. But no one can outdo a PRP or platelet-rich plasma blood facial mask. It’s a winner any way you look at it.
AN AMERICAN NON-HORROR STORY
You’ve probably seen the photos on Instagram of celebrities or beauty content creators’ faces seemingly slathered in blood. What could be mistaken for Halloween makeup is actually a PRP Microneedling Facial. Gruesome as they may appear, PRP Blood Facials have nothing to do with characters with murderous pasts, insane asylums, witches’ covens, freak show circuses, or possessed farmhouses like the American Horror Story you’ve binge-watched on TV. Nor is it something out of a Halloween slasher movie. There is nothing to fear about PRP facials, just as there is nothing to fear about the procedure itself. It’s nowhere as terrifying as it sounds. (Or looks). Being in the back of a horse costume…now that’s pure terror.
AGE SUCKS THE COLLAGEN OUT OF YOU
Now that’s something to make you scream. Collagen is your skin’s natural plumper. Around the age of 25, your body’s collagen production rate drops drastically. It continues to decline at a significant rate for the rest of your life unless you do something to stimulate its production rate. Moreover, the quality of the collagen produced drops. These changes lead to characteristic signs of aging, such as wrinkles, lines, and dry, sagging skin. Horrifying.
SPOOKED BY NEEDLES?
To put it simply, a PRP facial stimulates collagen production in your skin through a combination of microneedling with platelet-rich plasma. Microneedling, as you probably already know, is a treatment that involves poking your skin with itty-bitty needles to create “micro-injuries.” Sounds barbaric, but these little injuries trigger your body’s wound-healing process to encourage new collagen production (aka the essence of good skin).
SPIN A WEB OF WONDER
It all starts with having a small amount of blood drawn from your arm. The blood is then placed into a centrifuge which separates it into three distinct layers: plasma on top, platelets and blood cells in the middle, and red blood cells at the bottom. PRP is derived from the center part, also known as the “serum portion.” Platelets are activated to release the growth factors during this process.
NOW THE “BLOODY” BIT
Your face will be treated with a mask of the now-developed PRP concentration. The growth factors get to work quickly, stimulating multi-potent stem cells which already exist in the skin. This ‘tricks’ the cells into thinking the skin surface is injured, triggering an acceleration of a healing cascade and the generation of new tissue. The skin responds to this acceleration action by plumping up and thickening, getting to work on those wrinkles, lines, or scars. Bloody exciting when you think about it.
YOUR SKIN WILL COME BACK FROM THE DEAD
With old skin cells giving birth to new, healthy ones, you’ll be amazed by the appearance of your skin just a few short days after one blood facial. And here’s the real shocker: you won’t just get a plumper, tighter, smoother complexion. Premature wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, enlarged pores, loss of volume, grooves, and dark circles…Boo!! Gone. Your skin will look brighter, dewier, more supple, and refreshed. And one of the most underrated benefits of a PRP facial is that it is right for nearly everyone.
NO TRICKS. ALL TREATS.
There’s no hocus-pocus when it comes to blood facials, especially when you put your face in the skilled and experienced hands of professionals you can trust. Like at Thrive Health Solutions. Thrive is there to make you the “Queen of the Night,” not just on All Hallow’s Eve, but every night. What they do with PRP is spine-chilling amazing. Because the experts at Thrive are all about results. Natural results that keep getting better with time. Think of blood facials as an investment toward your future skin. If you’re haunted by the skin you’re in, don’t wait a minute more. Call or text Thrive Health Solutions for an appointment now.