Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy – Vampire Facial
Sometimes known as a Dracula or Vampire facial, this procedure harvests growth and healing factors from your own blood to promote skin rejuvenation. This therapy is especially beneficial for the face, neck and décollete and can be used in conjunction with other skin rejuvenation therapies.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy involves taking blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate, blood cells, platelets and plasma. In PRP, there is a concentration of 94% platelets, which translates to a powerful growth factor “cocktail” with a variety of growth factors and cytokines. And since the platelets come from the patient’s own blood, there is absolutely no possibility of infection or other side effects.
To develop a PRP preparation, blood must first be drawn from a patient. The platelets are separated from other blood cells and their concentration is increased during a process called centrifugation. Then the increased concentration of platelets is combined with the remaining blood and injected into patients skin.
Cosmetic Rejuvenation & Hair Loss
Reduce wrinkles and fine lines . 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.
Can treat almost any area of the body including: Face, Neck, Décolleté, and the scalp for hair loss treatment.
Because PRP doesn’t involve injection of a medication there are few patients who are not suitable for treatment. PRP therapy should NOT be used by people with the following conditions:
• Critical thrombocytopaenia (a low number of platelets in the blood)
• Haemodynamic instability (an unstable blood pressure)
• Infection at the site of injection
• Pregnancy and breast-feeding mothers
Frequently Asked Questions
How many treatments will I need?
Treatments are tailor made for individual needs. A course of three treatments, separated by 4-6 weeks is usually required for the best results.
Will I notice results immediately?
Most people will notice results by 3-4 weeks, but improvements in skin quality can be observed up to 6-12 months post-treatment.
Are the results permanent?
To continue to maintain good skin-quality, you require a comprehensive skincare regime and would require further maintenance treatments to reduce future aging, usually 12 months apart.