Vampire Facelift (PRP Treatment)
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 (PRP) facelift, also known as the Vampire Facelift, is a non-surgical procedure. A doctor injects the PRP substance, which includes parts of your own blood, into various areas of the your face to treat wrinkles, acne scars, replace lost volume and give you an overall younger, rejuvenated appearance.
To achieve the best results we also use an injecting gun to evenly spread the substance into the treated areas. The particular device we use has nine 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.
Treatment prices start at $450 – a full consultation is required to determine exact pricing for your individual concerns.
The platelet rich plasma procedure
- Collect blood from the patient
About 2-4 vials of blood are 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 the 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 substance 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 patients report that their face looks refreshed, their fine lines and wrinkles diminished, with no visible bruising at the injections sites with very minimal discomfort, and their results were almost instant.
- Younger looking colour to 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 production over time in the “dermis”. This lifts the face to a more youthful, firmer shape.
- Quick procedure lasting an hour to 90 minutes.