Made famous by Kim Kardashian, this groundbreaking treatment uses PRP to revitalize facial health and beauty. Book a free consultation to learn more!
What Is The Vampire Facial?
Wrinkles, scarring, age spots, and dark, under-eye circles. These things are inevitable unless one is up for surgery, right?
That’s where PRP therapy comes in. Platelet-rich plasma injections are a completely different treatment than those most patients have tried before. Unlike other methods, PRP uses components found in blood cells to rejuvenate skin and reduce the appearance of a number of skin issues.
During a treatment, our certified medical nurse will draw blood from the patient. The blood will be processed through a centrifuge machine, which separates the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the other components. The PRP is then injected into the target area, where it gives you a higher dose of your body’s own natural restoration power.
Is PRP Safe?
PRP is hardly a new method. For over two decades it has been used as a reliable treatment in sports medicine to help the healing process after injuries. Athletes have sworn by this treatment due to its consistent results and the fact that it doesn’t involve surgery, chemicals, or toxins. It also has applications in oral surgery, orthopedics, neurosurgery, and cosmetic surgery. The treatment has been made popular by celebrity personality Kim Kardashian, who nicknamed it the “Vampire Facelift.” Despite the spooky nickname, PRP treatments are completely safe.
PRP in Scientific Studies
PRP has been rigorously studied and tested, with a multitude of articles published in credible, peer-reviewed medical journals. In one particularly compelling study published by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, 23 patients were treated once a month for three months. Each had an injection of PRP plus an activating solution introduced into strategic places on their faces and necks. Medical imaging, digital photography, and a dermascope were used to see and record the before and after results. At the end of the trial, each participant had visible results and experienced little to no side effects.
PRP Vs. Botox
Treatments like Botox typically look their best when they’re first done and then will begin to degrade soon after. Conversely, PRP continues to rejuvenate cells for months or even years after the treatment. There are also less restrictions on PRP because it is made from ones own blood and does not contain any toxins, chemicals, or drugs.
Precautions and Aftercare
While there are no long-lasting side effects, there may be some temporary bruising, skin irritation, and swelling, especially for those with sensitive skin. Icing the injection area helps reduce these effects, which will go away on their own within two to three days. The best way to prevent these issues is to follow your medical professional’s instructions and only get the recommended amount of sessions.