Platelet Rich Plasma Injections – (PRP) Vampire Facials
WHAT ARE PRP INJECTIONS?
The term Vampire Facelift refers to a medical procedure in which platelet-derived growth factors obtained from a person’s own blood are injected back into the skin of their face in specifically defined areas to enhance appearance and health. The fluid that is injected, platelet-rich fibrin matrix (PRFM), is obtained by activating the platelets that are acquired from the blood sample. This procedure can be used to treat “the nasolabial folds that run from the bottom of the nose, around the corners of the mouth and down to the chin) and other unwanted folds and wrinkles on the face in a similar fashion to dermal fillers. It differs from them in that it does not involve the injection of a foreign substance into the skin. (Wikipedia)
The treatment involves collection of the body’s own blood which is centrifuged and re-injected into the skin to stimulate cell regeneration. The Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) that is injected is a concentrated formula of your own platelets which makes it rich in growth factors. Such growth factors are essential for skin rejuvanation as well as tissue repair. The actual process doesn’t take longer than 30 minutes on average.
Repeated sessions of PRP treatment stimulate the formation of new blood vessels and promote own body’s collagen production. In this way, tissues are regenerated, wrinkles are softened and the skin becomes tighter and smoother in texture and tone. Moreover, recent studies reveal the good effects of PRP to hair growth in cases of hair loss.