In an appearance-driven society, everyone wants to look their best. More people are spending money on gadgets, exercising, seeing a dermatologist, or choosing a cosmetologist for enhancements. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian West influence women to want flawless, younger looking skin, and unfortunately, some people are willing to try risky treatments without doing their research on the warning signs.
For example, the popular plasma facial, or vampire facial as it has come to be known, has potential cons when performed incorrectly, and not by a professional. Fortunately for you, we’ve compiled a list of important factors to consider when getting these treatments done.
What is a Platelet-Rich Plasma Facial?
A PRP facial involves microneedling the skin and drawing a vial of the patient’s own blood to produce the plasma that is then used as a serum to boost cell turnover. The patient’s blood is placed in a centrifuge, spun to isolate the platelet-rich plasma, and then used on the patient’s face (or other treatment areas) to promote collagen growth. The growth factors are why many people are using the PRP treatment.
The process is known to be safe, but cross-contamination can occur by drawing blood from more than one patient with the risk of blood-borne disease.
What the Experts are Suggesting for PRP Treatment
Expert dermatologists and plastic surgeons suggest that reasons for contamination would be unsterilized microneedling equipment used for the PRP treatment. Like with any treatment involving blood, all medical tools should never be reused on one patient to another. This poses the greatest risk to the community. The safest way to avoid this threat is by seeking the help of a board-certified expert to perform a plasma facial.
How You Can Avoid Contamination Yourself
Plasma facials are considered as a medical procedure and should always be done by a board-certified professional at a medical spa or cosmetic surgery center. You should never seek treatments that involve transferring blood at a beauty or nail salon, as it most likely will not be performed by a professional.
Don’t be afraid to question with the practitioner performing the treatment on you. It is your own skin, after all. There should always be a medical director supervising the treatments. If you’re not sure about the credentials of your practitioner, the medical spa, or the supervising medical director, you should ask or check to see their certifications. You may also want to research how they have worked with other clients in the past.
A professional will always be willing to show you their credentials and past procedures. Plus, they should be willing to give you an explanation of how all treatments will be performed and how their equipment is sterilized. Proper sterilization chemicals include industrial healthcare sector disinfectants such as Cavicide or PDI. Chlorox wipes should not be used as sterilization for any tools used on patients in a medical spa.
Additionally, you should always ensure your practitioner is using a brand new microneedling tip, as a tip used on another patient can cause cross-contamination. Be sure to watch them open the sterilized pouch that the tip comes in, and, if not done automatically, ask them to place a sleeve on the microneedling pen. Doing so will prevent the main body of the device from getting contaminated.
A Med Spa You Can Trust
At Novopelle Med Spa, you can guarantee that you’re getting board-certified care. Novopelle’s PRP therapy facial provides clients with a safe treatment that provide younger, fuller skin. As a med spa, we have a 97.6 percent success rate and 10 years of experience in certified skincare.
Each of our patients is treated with the utmost professional and personalized care. You’ll love the way you look and feel after each treatment.
Get a PRP treatment performed by a team of professionals that will treat your plasma in a safe manner — as a serum to promote collagen growth. At Novopelle Med Spa, our certified aestheticians give you the opportunity to know who’s performing your treatment, what device is being used, and what the sterilization methods are. Learn more about our PRP facial by calling 1-888-505-2025 today.