Area: face, neck, hands, scalp.
Procedure: 60-90 min.
Frequency: once every 3 weeks, 3 procedures recommended for best results.
Goal: facial tightening, facelift and rejuvenation,skin healing including active acne and acne scarring, improvement in elasticity, small wrinkle reduction.
About Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP):
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, also known as the ‘Vampire Facelift’ or ‘Dracula Therapy’, works on the basis that the body’s own cells slow and reverse the ageing process — it’s a revolutionary repair system that places growth factors in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Upon re-injection the platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin.
Of equal importance is the injection process facilitated by a small needle; when dermis is mechanically penetrated it creates a focal inflammatory zone, which leads to migration of fibroblasts to the area of injury, and the repair process induces new collage deposition, and hence tightening at the site of injection. Because multiple injections are usually performed this acts as additional stimulator for collagen production and facial tightening and subsequent facial lifting.
Science Behind PRP Treatment:
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy which works on the basis that the platelets contain special molecules that activate body’s own natural healing powers, which slow and reverse the ageing process; it’s a revolutionary repair system that places naturally derived growth factors in the exact location where we want the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is used to treat numerous cosmetic problems, such as fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth and nose, crow’s feet around the eyes and mild drooping or sagging skin around the eyes or on the cheeks. PRP therapy can also be used to improve the appearance of dehydrated or mildly sagging skin on the backs of the hands, on the top of the feet, elbows and knees.
The treatment involves harvesting platelets from the patient’s own blood in order to inject them into problem skin areas, starting with the extraction of a minimal amount of the patient’s blood. This is then placed in a centrifuge to spin down the blood which separates the red blood cells from the platelet rich plasma. Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” – proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Upon re-injection the platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin.
One cell that is stimulated during the process is the fibroblast cell, which is the cell type that creates collagen. Collagen is what gives skin a youthful appearance. As we age, collagen is produced less and less, causing wrinkles and fine lines in the skin, and therapies such as PRP therapy that stimulate collagen production can counteract this. Another cell stimulated during the process is the pre-adipocyte cell, which is a cell type that can convert into a fat cell, which is especially important in the face to fill out lines and to contour the face.
PRP Procedure and Results:
A small amount of blood is taken from the patient during the treatment, the blood is then processed to harvest patient’s own platelet rich plasma which will be activated and reinjected into the desired area. The therapy plumps up and tightens the skin through deposition of new collagen, smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles, and restores a youthful appearance.
There are no unwanted allergic reactions or complications associated with this procedure as it is derived from patient’s own blood.