What is PRP and how does it work
“PRP” Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, also known as the “Vampire Facial” or “Vampire Facelift”, is a progressive non-surgical healing treatment that uses a very small amount of a patient’s own blood to regenerate soft tissue and diminish the signs of aging*.
A fraction of blood (20cc to 55cc) is drawn up from the individual patient into a syringe. This is a relatively small amount compared to blood donation for example, which removes 500cc. The blood is spun down in a special centrifuge to separate its components (Red Blood Cells, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Plasma). The platelet rich plasma is first separated then activated with a small amount of calcium to allow the release of growth factors from the platelets, which in turn amplifies the healing process. This Platelet-rich Fibrin Matrix (PRFM) is then injected into the treatment areas.
When PRP Is injected into the damaged area it causes a mild inflammation that triggers the healing cascade. As the platelets organize in the clot they release a number of enzymes to promote healing and tissue responses including attracting stem cells to repair the damaged area. As a result new collagen begins to develop. As the collagen matures it begins to shrink causing the tightening and strengthening of the damaged area. When treating injured or sun and time damaged tissue they can induce a remodelling of the tissue to a healthier and younger state*.
PRP uses your body’s own ability to regenerate soft tissue and diminish signs of aging to smooth away wrinkles, improve overall complexion and diminish scars, and skin folds*.
When will I see results?
The full procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to 1 hr. You will see an immediate response; which will subside and then become more apparent in the weeks following your injection. Generally 2 to 3 treatments are advised, however, more may be indicated for some individuals. Improvements are usually seen after 6 to 12 weeks lasting 12 + months. Touch up treatment may be done once a year after the initial group of treatments to boost and maintain the results*.
Benefits of PRP - Healthier skin in a natural way
PRP treatments are a safe, chemical-free natural alternative to artificial fillers. PRP uses your own blood there is little risk of allergy or lumps at the location site. The results of PRP continue to improve over time, unlike filler, which diminishes as the filler breaks down. The procedure is performed in under an hour and with little to no downtime*.
To learn more about PRP, and find out if you are a candidate for the procedure , call call one of our three convenient clinics and book a complimentary consultation today. During the complimentary consultation one of our specialist can determine if you are a candidate for PRP and provide an accurate price quote depending on your condition and suggested treatment plan.
PRP Therapy Related Articles
PRP Treatment Areas
- Decrease the frown and forehead lines
- Decrease wrinkles around eyes (crow's feet)
- Decrease nasolabial folds
- Decrease smile lines
- Fill in acne scars
- Decrease the marionette lines (the ones from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
- Decrease neck rings, restore a more youthful look to neck & décolleté
- Decrease tear troughs (hollow under the eyes)
- Stimulate hair growth
- Hand rejuvenation
Platelets are known to release growth factors and to promote tissue regeneration. In addition to the areas listed above PRP therapy is also used for facial contouring, divots, cellulite, and stretch marks.
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