If you know me, then you know that Im obsessed with skincare and that includes trying out all sorts of new treatments. When the opportunity presented itself to receive a PRP Skin Rejuvenation Treatment (aka the Vampire Facial) at The Beauty Clinic by Shoppers, I knew I had to try it!
In case you have no idea what Im talking about, PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma and its a skincare procedure that involves separating the platelets from your blood hence where the term vampire comes into play. The platelets contain powerful proteins and growth factors and once injected back into the skin, can help stimulate collagen.
After meeting with Brenda, the practitioner who did my injectables a few months ago, we got right to it. She answered all of my questions, further explained the procedure, and what I could expect to experience during the treatment
My blood was then drawn, spun in a centrifuge, and I went to go cleanse my face. Then, a numbing cream was applied to my whole face.
Once my plasma was ready, Brenda got to work and it really didnt hurt. Obviously I felt something but the best way to explain the feeling is it was like someone pricking my face with long nails for one second. The feeling was more sharp and annoying than actually painful.
All in all, the procedure was about an hour with about 25-30 minutes of it being the actual injections. My face was red, not blood red thank goodness, but I was definitely not leaving my house once getting home.
I did as I was told and didnt wet my face for 24 hours as this allows the plasma to fully absorb into the skin. After 24 hours I cleansed my skin very carefully with a gentle cleanser. My skin looked like it was scratched and was still quite textured. This cleared up within a few days.
Even though its super tempting to do so, avoid picking at any scabs or scratches on your skin as this will obviously promote scars and not let your face heal the way its supposed to.
I really loved getting this treatment done at The Beauty Clinic by Shoppers. Not only does it not feel like a creepy medical clinic, but everyone there is so friendly and really work to make you feel comfortable. As if thats not enough, you can even rack up some serious PC Optimum points, too!
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