Vampire Facial (PRP)
There has been a lot of talk about Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) on social media. It was re-named Vampire facial by Kim Kardashian, from the famous picture posted on Instagram.
What is it exactly? A sample of blood is taken. The sample of blood is put into a machine where the blood plasma is separated form the rest of the blood. This is enriched with platelets.
PRP contains several different growth factors and other cytokines that can stimulate healing of soft tissue. Platelet-rich plasma therapy has been used for years in other areas of medicine as well as dermatology, orthopaedics and dentistry. It is indicated for Alopecia (hair loss), wound healing, face rejuvenation etc.
- PRP is one of the cutting edge treatments for skin rejuvenation.
- Clinical indications for PRP are Volumetric regeneration
- Filling effect and tissue augmentation
- Cosmetic rejuvenation
- Softening of depressions, wrinkles, lines and acne scarring
- Enhanced wound healing
- Post-surgery, burns and ulcerations (chronic diabetic or venous ulceration hair loss
Clients who have received PRP treatment report their skin feeling tighter more “plump”, and brighter. It can be injected into area that are difficult to treat with other treatments. For example, the eye area, necklines and so on. It is decided between the client and Nurse/doctor what the problem areas are. Usually 2 treatments are recommended 4 weeks apart.