You may take a pain medication, such as Tylenol or a prescription medication may be requested. Do not take aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, or corticosteroids.
These drugs may inhibit the stem cells natural inflammatory response. A topical anesthetic (numbing) cream (lidocaine, bupivicaine, and tetracaine) is applied to the face and other body areas.
Blood is drawn in the same way blood samples are taken for routine lab tests. Blood is centrifuged to separate the component cells. Platelets are separated and used for this procedure as platelet rich plasma.
Platelet rich plasma is poured over your face while your aesthetic nurse micro-needles your skin using clean technique. This procedure has a duration of approximately 1 hour