As an aesthetic practitioner, understanding the treatments you offer and their benefits to clients is a core part of not only your customer service but your entire treatment plan and business structure.
When you can clearly outline the benefits of different treatments to clients, you empower them to make better decisions about what works best for them – with such conversations centring around the benefits, the potential side effects, any considerations, and the reality of what they can expect in terms of results.
PRP is fast rising as one of the most prominent and popular treatments in the world of cosmetics and aesthetics – but how does it work and what are the benefits for clients?
Here’s all you need to know about PRP treatment.
What is PRP treatment?
PRP stands for Platelet-Rich Plasma – a substance which is derived from the clients own blood, and which is designed to enrich and support the natural properties of their skin.
Commonly cited by practitioners and clients alike as a revolutionary anti-aging treatment option, PRP treatment takes the clients blood and places it in a centrifuge which separates the substance into specific elements. The part we want for this treatment is the plasma.
NB: Only a very small amount of blood is required and can be extracted in a totally pain-free way with a small syringe.
The plasma is then injected in tiny doses into specific areas of the face where treatment is required. The expectation is that the plasma will then promote targeted healing and repairs and will stimulate the natural production of collagen which is integral to the maintenance of healthy and youthful skin.
What are the benefits of PRP treatment for clients?
To understand the benefits of PRP treatment on a cosmetic basis, you need to first recognise the importance of collagen in nurturing the skin. Collagen is responsible for maintaining a consistent thickness and elasticity in the skin, and also helps to alleviate and minimise prominent wrinkles – combatting the immediate symptoms and also helping to manage and minimise the impact of future wrinkles on the face.
As we age, our collagen levels naturally drop and so it is through treatments like this that we can harness the power of collagen long after the body thinks it’s no longer needed.
The benefits of this treatment from a cosmetic perspective include the following:
Minimising both the appearance and the presence of deep skin wrinkles and folds
Promoting long term skin elasticity, to further minimise the production of wrinkles
Improving the skin’s texture and complexion, by evening out the skin tone and pumping the rejuvenation of PRP directly into those areas of skin which look a little tired
Reducing the appearance of scars and imperfections on the skin
Because it uses the client’s own blood as the injectable substance, there is no risk of reaction or allergic response
As an intricately targeted treatment, PRP allows the client and practitioner to have full control over which areas of the face are targeted with the PRP
What do I need to make clients aware of prior to treatment?
As an aesthetic practitioner, PRP is a growing trend which is heralded by clients of all ages in its ability to use the body’s own blood as a treatment for better skin and a more youthful complexion. While the potential for allergic reaction is virtually zero as a result of using components from the client’s own blood, it is worth advising clients of the potential irritation and discomfort caused by injections and needles.
In order to ensure that both you and your client are on the same page throughout every step of the treatment, it is important to always undergo a full consultation prior to treatment – giving the client a chance to both air any questions or concerns they have, and to outline their expectations and desires from the treatment.
For more information on this and other aesthetic treatments, and to find out how Skinoza Academy can help you to become a fully trained and regulated practitioner, visit our website or get in touch directly.