What is PRP - The Vampire Facial?
The much loved “vampire facial," is the name often given to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy by beauty influencers . As terrifying as this technique sounds, it actually boasts impressive, virtually painless results that will have your skin glowing using the most natural technique of skin rejuvenation - using the most powerful factors in your own blood to stimulate your skin and supporting tissues.
PRP, or platelet-rich plasma, has been in use for years to help wounds heal faster by encouraging the growth of new tissue. When injected into the skin for cosmetic purposes, PRP helps to promote collagen production and kick-starts the skin’s regenerative capabilities. Growth factors in the plasma increase collagen and elastin production, stem cell proliferation and vascular formation. This products a plumping and tightening effect on the treated area. The skin is rejuvenated and rehydrated and wrinkles are reduced resulting in a healthy, regenerated glowing complexion that looks smoother and more youthful.
PRP can treat a wide range of skin concerns, including:
· Fine lines and wrinkles
· Ageing & sagging skin
· Upper & Lower Eye Area
· Dark circles
· Acne scars and stretch marks
· Neck & Décolletage
· Hand rejuvenation
· Thinning Hair
What is involved?
PRP is extracted from the patient’s own blood so there is no risk of an allergic or adverse reaction. A small vial of blood is drawn, then a centrifuge is used to separate the red blood cells from the platelets and growth factors, which can then be used on the skin for rejuvenation or on the scalp for hair restoration.