The platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has attracted attention in various medical fields recently. The non-surgical option treatment uses a patient’s own blood cells to accelerate healing in a specific area.
Also known as the “vampire facial,” the rejuvenation treatment stimulate collagen production and cell migration, allowing for the elimination of lines, folds, and wrinkles.
If you’re considering getting a vampire facelift, here’s what you should know.
HOW PRP WORKS?
PRP injections are used for a range of conditions. From musculoskeletal pain and sports injuries, to arthritis, skin rejuvenation, and hair loss.
To prepare PRP, blood is taken from your arm with a special kit similar to a normal blood test. It is then placed in a special centrifugation machine that separates the platelets from the blood in order to be extracted in a concentrated form called PRP.
Plasma contains proteins that support cell growth, regeneration, increased collagen - and healing.
Enjoy younger, firmer skin with fewer lines and wrinkles.
PRP WITH MICRONEEDLING
Ideal for patients who are looking for a quick and effective way to improve the appearance, texture and tone of their skin, as well as skin imperfections:
- burn and surgical scars
- fine lines and wrinkles
- skin laxity
- even skin tone and texture
- stretch marks
- dark spots
HOW? This procedure uses micro needles to gently perforate the skin and stimulate the skin's natural healing process promoting the growth of new cells and collagen induction. Micropen is an FDA cleared class II device.
Microneedling requires little to no downtime. Using platelet-rich plasma can help to boost healing time and combat swelling. Some patients may experience redness, dryness, or swelling for a day or two after their treatment. With microneedling, makeup can be applied the day after treatment.
- Increased Collagen Production
- Reduced Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Tighter, Firmer Skin
- Improved Moisture Retention
- Enhanced Skin Tone and Texture
How long does it take to see results?
Results may be noticeable as soon as you heal from the treatment. Scientific data suggests that within 1-3 months, you should notice more buoyancy, resilience, and evenness to your skin.
Acne, burn and surgical scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles such as “crows feet” and “smoker lines”, loose lax skin, hyper pigmentation addressed with topical agent targeting pigment.
Is PRP safe? Are there any side effects?
Given that PRP is derived from your own blood, there is no chance of having an allergy or immune reaction and scientific data has shown that side effects or complications of PRP injection are extremely rare.
Ideal for all skin types, microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP) stimulates fibroblast production of collagen and elastin creating younger, firmer skin evening tone and texture.