The Vampire Facial “Platelet Rich Plasma” – PRP

  • PRP Injection treatment is a procedure which involves withdrawing a small amount of the patient’s blood.
  • The blood is separated, where the PRP is derived from the serum portion of the blood, which contains platelets.
  • The platelets are then re-injecting it to the skin to erase wrinkles and create a more youthful look.

 Stimulation of Cell Turnover

The platelets contain high levels of growth factors, which, when applied into the skin, will in turn stimulate cell turnover.

The PRP can be used in isolation or combined with other products to target patient specific needs.

 What is PRP?

PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma, is autologous blood with concentrations of platelets above baseline levels, that contain at least seven growth factors.

Blood contains red cells, white cells, and platelets. The platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors which are very important in the healing of injuries.

PRP Treatment

Duration:Lasts 6-12 months after a course
Recommended Treatments:2- 8 treatments every 4 weeks, when used without other products.
Procedure time: 2-8 treatments every 4 weeks, when used without other products.
Downtime:90 mins, including topical anesthetic ointment

Benefits of PRP Injection Treament

Why and how will PRP benefit me?

Normal blood contains 6% platelet. When separated for PRP, there is a concentration of 94% platelets. Which is more powerful in assisting cell turnover and natural growth factor.

This stimulates cellular tissue regeneration to dramatically accelerate healing. Thus the reason this treatment is very successful in treating the signs of ageing, as well as assisting in hair regeneration and even muscle and joint regeneration.

Reduces wrinkles and fine lines 

The benefits are its ability to reduce wrinkles and fine lines without going through risky surgical procedures.

Since PRP uses the patient’s own blood to produce the platelets, they are far safer than other surgical and non-surgical procedures out there.

 The PRP procedure helps restore and enhance skin regions that require volume and improves its texture and tone considerably. The treatment will leave the patient looking more youthful and rejuvenated.

Side effects

The platelets come directly from the patient’s own blood, in this eliminating any possibility of an allergic reaction or other side effects.

The procedure can be mildly uncomfortable however the patient receives a topical anesthetic ointment before starting the treatment, so most find it quite comfortable. The greatest risk is mild bruising, redness, sensitivity, swelling and mild peeling while the patient heals.

Process and Procedure

The PRP preparation involves blood being withdrawn from the patient. The platelets are then separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation.

The PRP is then further separated into 3 parts and only the PRP concentrate is used.After the PRP is injected into your skin, the platelets will accelerate the normal healing process and produce new collagen at the injected area.

There are three ways in which this procedure can be done:

 

Procedure #1

The PRP extracted can be injected by the Doctor using the Mesotherapy technique.

Procedure #2

The PRP can be introduced into the skin via shallow needling (Dermapen  or a derma roller), and this can be done by a Doctor or a aesthetician.

Procedure #3

Or a combination, where the PRP concentrate is injected this into the area of most concern and the remainder of the PRP can then be needled into the skin.

What else can PRP be used for?

 

 Hair Restoration

The platelets contain vital growth hormones, PRP injections are naturally a good fit for stimulating lost hair follicles.

 The PRP is injected through the region that is thinning/balding which supplies the nutrients it requires to continue growing a thicker, fuller and healthier hair strand.

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 Wrinkle Improvement

 Fine wrinkles, eye wrinkles, wrinkles around mouth and forehead wrinkles.

Skin Colour and Circulation

 Dark circles under the eyes, areas of poor colour and dull complexion.

Skin pores and Elasticity

 Reduction of skin pore size, improvement in skin elasticity and skin tone.

Other Applications

 Rreatment of burn wounds, joint therapy, sports injuries (Muscle repair) etc.

 The doctor would need to assess the patient’s concern during the consultation to discuss the best option for the patient.