The vampire facial: PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
Do you want hauntingly youthful skin? Then PRP is the natural, rejuvenation treatment you need to try.
PRP (platelet rich plasma) is your body’s natural alternative to artificial muscle relaxants and filler. Using your own body’s resources, PRP works by drawing a vial or 2 of your own blood and injecting higher concentrations of platelets back into your skin. This will release growth factors to the treatment site and stimulate new cell growth and regeneration. PRP treatments work on all three layers of the skin, epidermal, dermal and subdermal. Clinical studies have shown significant improvement in skin sagging and firmness.
How does PRP work?
Your blood is made up of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. When platelets are activated in the body they release healing proteins called growth factors. Growth factors create an accumulative result, which assists the body to repair itself by regenerating new tissue, improving blood supply and would healing, all of which are important factors in regenerative therapies.
What does the PRP treatment involve?
Once the nurse has drawn the patients’ blood it is processed in a highly specialised, state of the art centrifuge machine, specifically designed to extract the plasma in a safe, clinical manner. This process takes 6-9 minutes at which time the nurse will begin prepping the treatment site with ice and/or topical numbing cream.
When the centrifuge process is complete the nurse extracts the plasma from the vial and begins the injectable treatment. The PRP is then injected into the areas that require tissue remodelling and rejuvenation.
Who is PRP suitable for?
Face Plus Medispa does not advise patients to undergo this treatment if they have any of the following issues:
- a platelet or blood disorder
- cancer / patients undergoing chemotherapy
- patients with acute or chronic infections
- patients undergoing anti-coagulant therapy
- patients that are pregnant or breastfeeding
Please note that if you are a heavy smoker, heavy drinker, or sun worshipper you will not get the best result from PRP. Results do vary based on the age, health and hydration of the patient.
What are the results from PRP?
Your skin texture will respond as new tissue cells grow and results may take 3-6 weeks and continue for up to 6 months. At Face Plus Medispa we recommend a minimum of 3 treatments performed one month apart before you can see visible results. Patients often get compliments from friends and family saying they look refreshed and healthy. This is an ideal outcome expected from undergoing PRP treatments.
PRP is suitable for the following issues:
- For overall facial rejuvenation
- Loose wrinkled skin on the neck
- Wrinkling around the eyes
- Acne scars
- Scar revision
- Stretch marks
Treatment areas for PRP:
- Around the eyes
- Cheeks and mid face
- Décolletage and Chest area
- Back of Hands and arms
- Post Pregnancy Tummy
The PRP harvesting system available at Face Plus Medispa is TGA approved and supported by 112 published paper, 22 of those are specifically for the skin tissue.
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