Ixchel Skin and Body Medical Spa provides the incredible Ixchel Blood Moon Facial™. The Mayan goddess Ixchel was also known as the Moon Goddess. Combine her with the microneedling blood derived PRP/exosome facial and you get the Blood Moon Facial™ from Ixchel.

This facial treatment can produce improvements in skin tone and texture with stunning results.


PRP is an intialism for Platelet Rich Plasma. Plasma is the liquid component of blood, the fluid in which among other things, the red blood cells (erythrocytes) white blood celsl (leukocytes)  and platelets (thrombocytes) of the body are suspended. It is the carrier of nutrients, water, proteins, ions and more. Platelet rich plasma is produced by spinning blood in a centrifuge. It has a straw-colored appearance.

Platelet Rich Plasma contain many platelets. Platelets (illustrated in green), alone, are know to have over 1100 proteins some of which are modified to produce 1500 protein-based bioactive factors. Among these factors are enzymes and enzyme inhibitors. immune system messengers, growth factors,  angiogenic factors (blood vessel forming factors) and others  which are capable of participating in tissue repair and wound healing. Growth factors include Epidermal growth factor (EGF), insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1), hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and transforming growth factor ß (TGF-ß). Angiogenic factors include Vascular endothelium growth factor (VEGF), platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF).

All of this to say PRP has the necessary ingredients to repair the microchannels in the skin produced by microneedling.

Round particles of exosomes in blue


Exosomes are small organelles (∼30 to ∼200 nm) in diameter that are rich in proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and glycoconjugates. Small, single-membrane, secreted organelles of ∼30 to ∼200 nm in diameter that have the same shape as the cell and are enriched in selected proteins, lipids, nucleic acids, and glycoconjugates.  Exosomes help in the remodeling of the extracellular matrix – the support structure of skin – and transmit signals and molecules to other cells.

What that means is that exosomes can help the repair process of disruption produced by microneedling.

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The Result

The Blood Moon Facial can produce remarkable improvements in tone and texture of the skin.  Microneedling disrupts the skin just enough to wake it up and start a healing process. The PRP and exosomes provide local high levels of healing factors. Collagen and Fibrin are produced and the skin is remodeled. The natural youthful appearance and glow of your skin returns!