PRP | Vampire Facial
PRP has become a highly sought-after non-surgical procedure for facial, skin and hair rejuvenation.
For the face- it has commonly become known as the Vampire Facial.
PRP therapy is a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion, skin texture and to restore lost facial volume.
Your blood is essentially made up of four components; red blood cells, white blood cells, the plasma and the platelets. We take your blood and spin it in a centrifuge, which enables the separation of the blood cells from your plasma and platelets. This is then re-injected into the skin to stimulate collagen and new skin cells. PRP harnesses the beneficial functions of the patients own platelets and therefore there is no risk of allergy or rejection of the treatment.
PRP | Vampire Facial FAQ’s
Blood is first obtained and then spun down for a total of 20 minutes. We then inject/ microneedle the PRP into the face. The entire procedure takes a total of 1 hr.
Since skin renewal and rejuvenation is using the body’s own active regeneration components, facial skin renewal is continual for about 3 months after the procedure. The overall effects of the Vampire facial can last for over a year.
There is usually some bruising / redness after the procedure. Please allow for at least 48hrs of downtime- some clients are lucky enough to have less downtime.
Overall, PRP is an especially safe treatment option with no risk of allergic reaction because it is your own blood. However, anytime a needle is placed in the body, there is a risk of infection, bleeding, and nerve damage. These risks do not happen often, and are very rare.
If this is the first time you are having a vampire facial , then our recommendation is 2 -3treatments one month apart. Clients notice is an improvement in skin turgor and elasticity. Collagen production can take up to three months to occur and the results can differ depending on the individual. Because the injected product is 100% your own, factors such as smoking, stress and illness can effect results . It is advisable for clients to maintain results with a treatment once a year thereafter.
Platelet-rich plasma injections may not be appropriate for a patient who:
- Has a medical condition that could worsen or spread with injections, such as an active infection, a metastatic disease, or certain skin diseases
- Has certain blood and bleeding disorders
- Is undergoing anticoagulation therapy (and cannot temporarily suspend treatment)
- Is anemic