Vampire Facial (PRP Treatment)
The PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) facelift, also known as the ‘Vampire Facelift’ is a non-surgical procedure where a doctor injects the PRP substance, which includes parts of the patient’s own blood, into various areas of the patient’s face in order to treat wrinkles, acne scars, replace lost volume and give the patient an overall younger rejuvenated appearance.
To achieve the best results we also use an injecting gun to evenly spread the bi-product into the patient. This particular device has 9 injection points for each puncture. It penetrates the skin and pushes the PRP substance into the “dermis” which is the dense inner layer of skin beneath the “epidermis”.
The Science Behind PRP
Stem cells can be found in every part of the body, including our skin. The PRP substance activates the stem cells that lie dormant in the skin on the face through certain growth factors found in the platelets. When activated, those stem cells grow new, younger-looking skin.
The Platelet Rich Plasma Procedure
- Collect Blood from Patient
About 2-4 vials of blood is drawn from the patient’s arm.
- Separate the Platelets
A centrifuge is then used to separate plasma and platelets from the red blood cells.
- Extract Platelet Rich Plasma
Extract 3-6 ml of Platelet Rich Plasma. Those blood platelets are mixed with a special dermal filler used to fill out wrinkles to provide a more youthful appearance.
The patient’s face is numbed with a topical medication cream to reduce pain from needling.
After the numbing medication is applied and left for about 30 min we begin the process of spreading the Platelet Rich Plasma onto the patient’s face. The injecting gun is used to puncture the PRP into the skin and glides freely and easily over the tissue.
- Apply PRP with Injections
PRP is applied to the patient’s face using the Injecting Gun which pushes the PRP into the Dermis. The remaining PRP can be injected into specific areas of the patient’s face that needs the most improvement such as to increase volume, decrease lines, and to improve acne scarring.
Benefits of the Platelet Rich Plasma Facial
Many patient’s report that their face looked refreshed, their fine lines and wrinkles diminished, they had no visible bruising at the injections sites with very minimal discomfort, and their results were almost instant.
- Younger looking colourto your skin because of the new blood vessel formation.
- The outer most layer of your skin or “epidermis” will appear smoother.
- The procedure stimulates new collagen productionover time in the “dermis”. This will lift the face to a more youthful, firmer shape.
- Quick procedure lasting an hour to 90 minutes.