Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy or Vampire Facial
What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy and how does it work?
Have you heard of the Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy aka the (‘Vampire Facial”)?
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as the ‘Vampire Facial”, works with your body’s own natural healing system. It may slow, or even reverse the ageing process.
Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” – growth factors work like magic to produce your own collagen and new blood flow. The proteins help to heal injured tissue.
What does the procedure involve?
A small amount of blood is taken from the client during the treatment, and then a specific filter and centrifuge are used to prepare blood rich plasma .The platelet plasma is injected into the skin, the platelets release their growth factors, and this is where the magic happens! It causes the growth factors to stimulate other cells around plumping them up and causing them to increase in volume.
Which areas can be treated?
PRP therapy can be used on the face, particularly around the eyes it helps with dark circles. It can also treat around the mouth ,nose, the backs of the hands, scars and all over the body, especially the décolletage.
How long will it take to recover from a PRP treatment?
Recovery time is minimal with PRP. The reinjection of the PRP involves the use of topical anesthetic, rather than local or general anesthetic. Immediately after the procedure, you may expect some bruising, swelling and redness at the injection sites
When will I see results?
It may take a few weeks for the results of the PRP to be noticeable, but with two to three follow up treatments, you can expect the results of PRP therapy.
What should you do after a Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy treatment?
It is very important that you follow the advice of your technician post-treatment.
Who should NOT have a Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy treatment?
Before starting PRP therapy, you should be in general good health and you should have realistic expectations of the outcome. Most people are suitable candidates for PRP. (Although, it will not achieve results for Individuals with platelet dysfunction syndrome, critical thrombocytopenia, hypofibrinogenaemia haemodynamic instability, sepsis, acute & chronic infections and chronic liver pathology are not suitable candidates for PRP therapy.
Those undergoing anti-coagulant therapy are also not suitable candidates.