What is PRP?
The ‘ Vampire Facelift ‘ as it has become known, is a sophisticated facial rejuvenation treatment which utilises your own blood and its natural healing properties to rejuvenate ageing, lined and dull skin and add volume to the face. This is achieved by drawing a 10-20ml blood sample from you, placing it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the red blood cells, and then immediately injecting the prepared platelet rich plasma (PRP) back into the skin.
How does PRP work?
Blood contains: oxygen rich red blood cells, infection fighting white blood cells, platelets for clotting and healing, and a watery transport mechanism called plasma. We know PRP is enriched with platelets, stem cells and growth factors. The use of PRP has been well documented in the disciplines of Orthopeadics and sports injuries, Dentistry, Wound Healing, and Burns and Plastics. Of primary importance in this treatment is collecting the platelets from your blood sample. Platelets contain growth factors and it is these growth factors that prompt the healing and repair of tissues. Activated platelets, attract stem cells and encourage stem cell proliferation, increase tissue regeneration and collagen synthesis, decrease inflammation, and increase bone density. So, when injected into the skin the result is fresher, more vibrant, and healthier skin. Injecting into the deeper tissues, can subtly plump and volumise the face. In skin rejuvenation, PRP is particularly effective in treating the thin and wrinkled skin around the eyes and on the neck, on the backs of the hands, lined areas around the mouth, and for softening and improving scar tissue. And, because PRP is a product of your own cells, there is no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection, no animal derivatives are involved and it is readily absorbed and used by the body.