WHAT IS PLATELET-RICH PLASMA?
A PRP skincare treatment method makes the body naturally heal itself. Platelet-rich Plasma is beneficial for the skin as it makes it smoother, tighter and rejuvenated.
The blood consists of four important components – red and white blood cells, plasma and platelets. Platelets are a type of blood cells, and plasma is the liquid that holds the platelets together. Platelets are important for skin wound healing PRP has been used in orthopedic medicine, reconstructive surgery and dentistry for a long time. Its usage in dermatology is becoming more and more popular as it has been scientifically proven that PRP stimulates the growth of new collagen when it is injected into the skin.
For facial rejuvenation, platelets in the plasma need to be concentrated. This is achieved by centrifuging the blood which results in the separation of all four components by density. For the PRP treatment, red and white blood cells are excluded and only the plasma with injected platelets is used.
BENEFITS OF PRP TREATMENT
After PRP facial, patients look rejuvenated, healthier and radiant in a short period of time. The treatment is fast – it can last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on the size of the targeted areas. It is a completely natural procedure and above all effective.
INCREASED COLLAGEN PRODUCTION
As the body becomes older its ability to produce collagen significantly drops. This is a normal sign of aging and can’t be reversed. Signs of aging can be visible on the face, neck, decolletage or arms in a form of unhealthy and tired-looking skin. PRP enhances the quality of the skin because it stimulates collagen build-up. The benefit of PRP is that it is a completely natural treatment and it disrupts the collagen cells when it is injected into the upper layers of the skin.
When the skin is injected with PRP the collagen immediately starts to heal it. Simultaneously, the body starts to produce new, healthier and stronger collagen. After the treatment, the skin is significantly tighter, but the collagen regrow takes a few weeks to happen. The results of the PRP treatment carry on with improvement for several weeks post-treatment.
REDUCED FINE LINES AND WRINKLES
One of the most common reasons why patients want a vampire facial is wrinkles and lines. They are a normal sign of aging but they can be effectively treated with PRP as this facial treatment awakens the dormant cells in the skin. It triggers the forming of new skin cells and elastin which results in reducing the wrinkles as the skin naturally gets tighter. Deeper folds are eliminated as the skin in the hollow areas gets plumper.
FIRMER AND TIGHTER SKIN
As the level of collagen diminishes over time the skin becomes thinner and starts to sag in some parts of the face and body. Especially lips become visibly thin and cheeks appear sunken. PRP treatment enables more plumping to the skin on the face and body which results in a rejuvenated appearance.
ENHANCED SKIN TONE AND TEXTURE
PRP facial is especially effective in treating acne or surgical scars, stretch marks or hyperpigmentation as it stimulates the body’s natural healing processes. As the old skin cells are replaced with the new and healthy ones, the appearance of the skin gets drastically improved a few days post-treatment.
PRP AND OTHER TREATMENTS
Platelet-rich Plasma treatment can be combined with other facial treatments like laser, chemical peels, Juvederm, Wrinkle Treatment, Restylane, microdermabrasion and/or Dysport®. A combination can be decided depending on the patient’s skin problems and the expected results of skin rejuvenation.
Overall, the PRP therapy behaves like a matrix that stimulates the collagen to increase, regenerates tissue and smooths and tightens the skin in a natural way. It improves the quality of the skin and provides improved moisture retention and reduced fine lines and wrinkles. The vampire facial is a fast, simple and effective procedure that can be finished in 30 minutes. It is entirely natural as it uses the components that are already in the body.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PRP TREATMENT?
One of the best advantages of PRP treatment or a vampire facial is that it is suitable for almost everyone. Since it is a natural procedure and uses blood from the patient’s own body, there can’t appear any allergic reactions or infections. Also, the body will not reject it as an unknown agent since it is a substance already present in it.
Patients who wish to undergo PRP therapy can greatly benefit in different ways. They can achieve:
- Improved acne scars
- Tighter and firmer skin
- Improved hyperpigmentation
- Improved moisture retention
- Reduced wrinkles and fine lines
- Improved uneven skin tone
Also, patients who shy away from surgery or feel that their skin looks older than it should, can improve their skin effectively and in a non-surgical way.
However, people who suffer from certain blood disorders and have clotting conditions that require the use of blood thinners are not the best candidate for PRP facial treatment.