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How to Recover From a PRP Facial

Aesthetic Dermatology Glenn Dale MDIf there’s one trend that isn’t dying down anytime soon, it’s platelet rich plasma for skincare. By extracting the protein rich plasma from your blood and then either injecting it into your skin or using microneedling, it helps to boost collagen. To make sure that you get the most out of your treatment, we have created a list of a few recovery tips for you to follow.

Moisturize

One thing that tends to happen to your skin during recovery is it gets dry and starts to peel. To help soothe your skin and prevent it from drying out too much, try applying a gentle moisturizing cream and serum  both morning and night; that way you know your skin is getting the hydration that it needs.

Avoid the Sun

Vitamin D may be your best friend, but it can really damage your skin— especially after a treatment like PRP. Because your skin will be a little bit more sensitive than normal, exposing your skin to the sun can cause sun damage or even burning. Try to stay out of the sun if you can or if you have something big planned outside make sure that you wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Wash Your Face

After about 12-24 hours after your PRP treatment, you can wash it off of your face. When you are washing your face, try to use a gentle facial cleanser that doesn’t have a lot of alcohol in it. Alcohol will sting your skin and may even irritate it a little bit more.

Recovering from PRP doesn’t have to be difficult but it will require that you baby your skin. If you want to learn a little bit more about how you can take care of your skin after PRP, contact us at our Glenn Dale office and call us at 301.249.0970.

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