PRP therapy, also known as the ‘Vampire Facelift’ or ‘Vampire Facial’ is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure which makes use of the patient’s own blood to promote collagen growth underneath the skin. This is done by microneedling the plasma and optional micro injections under the eye.
What is PRP/Vampire Facial therapy?
PRP Therapy is a revolutionary treatment where your blood is injected back into your face and body to repair it and restore it back to its former glory. Unlike various other facials available on the market, the vampire facial uses no artificial materials, making them the perfect solution for surface skin concerns as well as subdermal tissue repair. This fantastic treatment allows you to target exactly where you want the skin to be rejuvenated, leaving you with an overall brighter, more plump and healthier overall complexion in the areas that you need it most.
How does it work?
PRP is the concentrated part of blood that contains platelets; the cells that bind together when they recognise damaged blood vessels within the skin. These platelets are then injected back into your skin, in areas that we’ve identified together that need rejuvenating, to bring back youthfulness and brightness to the skin. What’s more, not only does this assist in blood clotting, but also releases growth factors that attract stem cells to help your body repair itself.
The Vampire Facial Process
Before the procedure, your skin will be cleaned and prepared just as it would be for a regular facial. We’ll then apply a local anaesthetic cream, to ensure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible for you. A10 ml blood sample is taken and spun in a centrifuge to separate the portions of plasma and platelets. The PRP portions of your blood are then injected back into the skin.
Who is this treatment suitable for?
PRP is a versatile treatment that can help to treat a variety of concerns an individual may have with their skin. Some of the things the vampire facial can do are:
Who is this treatment not suitable for?
It is important to note that unfortunately, people who are suffering from skin diseases such as SLE, allergies, porphyria, cancer, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, abnormal platelet function, critical thrombocytopenia, haemodynamic instability, anticoagulation therapy and underlying sepsis cannot undergo PRP Therapy. If you are unsure whether or not that this treatment is suitable for you, we advise that you contact us.
• No use of artificial materials
• Treatment takes less than 60 minutes
• Results can be seen in under 24 hours
• Can treat a variety of factors, from acne to scarring, tissue damage and even hair loss
• PRP can increase dermal collagen levels, which is a protein naturally occurring in the body, providing structure to your skin, bones, muscles and tissues.
Possible Side Effects of PRP
There are very few risks associated with PRP because the clinician will be using your own blood to do the procedure. However, occasionally some mild side effects can occur, including: