You have probably seen it be called the ’Vampire Facial’ or the ‘Vampire Facelift’ but Platelet Rich Plasma rejuvenation (PRP) is more than just a folk tale. With increased popularity by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, this highly successful, clinically proven cosmetic procedure can help improve the tone, texture and colour of your skin by using your own blood.
Dr Alia Nasser performs the nonsurgical treatment, which takes less than an hour to do. She begins by drawing blood from your arm like during a routine blood test. A centrifuge is then used to isolate the platelets from the blood that are then activated to release growth factors which are naturally used by the body to heal injured tissue. The platelets are then re-injected into the skin as a serum during the process of micro needling, where the growth factors work to create increased collagen and blood flow.
Which area can Platelet Rich Plasma rejuvenation be performed on?
PRP is performed predominantly on your face, where the treatment is used to:
- Reduce acne scarring
- Fight wrinkles
- Tighten skin
- Stimulate collagen
- Revitalise and treat dull skin
- Reduce stretch marks
When should I see results?
Results are not instant as your body needs to adjust and begin the process of healing after receiving the PRP treatment. You can start to see your skin improve over 1 month after your first treatment. The condition of skin improves gradually but you will achieve radiant and natural-looking skin that can last for 1 to 2 years. For the best results, it’s recommended that you get one treatment per month for three months followed by one treatment yearly.
How painful is it?
The treatment involves having a numbing cream applied to the face and the use of very small needles. There is little to no downtime.
What else can PRP be used for?
Many men and women also receive PRP to treat their hair loss. It can be used alone to stimulate hair growth or it can be used in conjunction with a hair transplant or restoration surgery. PRP Therapy involves injecting your own platelet-rich plasma into your scalp, where the growth factors generate hair growth naturally. This non-surgical and simple procedure is safe, reliable and a great alternative to achieving fuller, healthier looking hair.
To find out more about Platelet Rich Plasma rejuvenation and whether it is right for you, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on (02) 9363 2224.