For the PRP Facial (“Vampire Facial”), we have created our own custom, anesthesiologist-backed numbing solution which is applied immediately after we clean your the face. Microneedling uses a circular array very, very fine needles that penetrate the skin at a depth of 0.5 – 2.0mm. This approach avoids the sharp pain of multiple injections in the face, but there may still be some discomfort during the procedure around bony areas such as the forehead and nose.
Some people may experience a mild burning sensation that accompanies the redness of the face. Rest assured that this pain is temporary and self-limiting. Facial redness get down significantly over 24 hours and completely within 3 days, although effects vary between clients. Those receiving more involved treatments can take Tylenol (acetaminophen) after the procedure after discussion with your treatment specialist. We generally do not recommend taking ibuprofen-containing products unless you are taking them for a chronic pain condition.
Scalp injections are typically tolerated very well, even without any numbing solutions. You will witness some fullness in the injection areas, which is the PRP after it is deposited under your scalp to penetrate hair follicles. This will disappear within 24 hours.
Your treatment specialist will provide you with a printed sheet of post-procedure instructions at the end of your treatment. We strongly recommend that you do not wash your face or hair for the rest of the day.