PRP Micro-pen facial “Vampire”

This was my very first “cosmetic” facial.  I turned 31 in September and decided it was time for me to treat my skin. I normally enjoy an amazing facial by the fabulous Erika Metz, but this time around I wanted something “med”. I wanted something more…it was time. I looked into a few options and consulted with my friend and skin specialist Charisma Letz, who performed my service.

Anyone that knows me, KNOWS I HATE BLOOD, Like, for realz!!!!!! I was very nervous going into this procedure.

PRP is a natural product created from your own body. It stands for Platelet-Rich-Plasma. Platelets are the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells.

PRP was taken out of my body with a needle from my right arm. It was then injected back into my facial skin with a micopen.  This was not painful because I was numbed with a creme beforehand.

The results help soften sun damage, reduce the aging skin issues, grow new college, reduce scar lines, plump out cheeks and indentations, improve skin tone, and tighten.


Apt: I was nervous before walking into the treatment, in fact I got a lil light headed because of the anxiety I had built up about the treatment.  Shane, my husband, was so sweet and offered to drive me to the appointment which was about 45 min away. What a sweet man I have! I think he is a little confused on why I would put myself through extreme things in return for vanity…To everyone else I have “perfect skin” but I want to treat myself and see what this whole “experience” was about. Charisma called me back and numbed my face with a creme. She then took blood from my arm while I relaxed to let the numbing creme activate.  I couldn’t feel a thing… even my lips were becoming numb. Shane was sitting in the room with me the entire procedure, told you he was a good sport!  With my numb face I was then escorted into the treatment room. Charisma laid me back in the reclining chair and covered my clothing with a white towel. The treatment began. As the mico-pen glided over my face I had no reaction because I was numb. I could hear the sound of the pen, similar to a tattoo gun.  I could feel some of my facial bones vibrate as she ran the pen over them. It took roughly 30 minutes from start to finish. When I as done I was a bloody mess!  With the left over PRP she injected it under my eyes with a needle, similar to a “filler”. I didn’t feel that either.  I was told to wear the hardened blood on my face the next 2 hours before gently cleansing it off. She gave me some sample facial scrub and lotions to use over the next couple of days.

The first day I looked sunburned and felt very tight. It looked worse than it felt. I suggest taking this day off and staying home. Also do not expose yourself to any sun over the next week or two.  The second, third, and forth day I experience a light-medium peeling. I did not wear make up.  The clinic did give me some tinted moisturizer that I applied before work. I would say about a week later my skin returned to its normal texture and color with no more peeling. Overall I enjoyed my experience. I was very pleased that the procedure got rid of my sunspots!  I also noticed it made my skin feel and look tighter and smoother. This treatment does not need to be done again for another 2-4 years.  Hope my experience helped answer some of your questions!