This cosmetic procedure has also been nicknamed “vampire facial” because of its utilization of platelet-rich plasma in the treatment process. This type of training is offered by OC Safety in conjunction with several other aesthetic procedure training for medical professionals. If you would like to take your nursing career in a new direction, contact OC Safety to ask about microneedling PRP and other procedures involving the use of needles.
Training to Perform Microneedling PRP
A microneedling class with PRP training is required for any nursing staff in the state of California if they want to work in plastic surgery aesthetics. Focus is on using these procedures on the face and neck, although it can be used anywhere on the body where there are scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks. The microneedling pokes multiple tiny indentations into the skin to encourage collagen production while the PRP treatment speeds healing.
What Your Patients Can Expect From Microneedling and PRP
Collagen production was with age. This is the biggest reason why skin thins out and begins to sag. When stretch marks appear and scars take hold, there isn’t enough collagen in those areas either. Dozens of tiny needles puncturing the skin send signals to the body to send collagen and blood to these areas to heal the “injuries.”
As collagen ramps up to correct the wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks, the skin can become inflamed, red, and sensitive. That’s where the platelet-rich plasma treatment comes in. The PRP acts as a heal-all for the body, calming inflammation and redness and making the needle pricks disappear.
Patients can expect pain and discomfort for a few days, but they can also return to work almost immediately. The lack of downtime is a plus for a lot of people looking to improve their appearance with minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures. Even better, no medical staff are required to have Orange County’s first aid certification for non-surgical procedures, although it is still recommended.
Where the Platelet-Rich Plasma Comes From
In almost every treatment, the PRP comes from the patient himself/herself. There’s less chance of infection and rejection of the PRP because the body recognizes it as its own. It’s rare for the PRP to be donated by someone else, except under special circumstances, and only when the donated PRP is a match for the client.
With microneedling PRP, the PRP is injected after the microneedling procedure. It works better when injected under the skin. However, PRP may also be used as a topical.
If you would like to learn more about this procedure, contact OC Safety to take a class and become certified in it.