Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is commonly known as the “Vampire facial”. Ironically, PRP is a treatment that makes your skin look alive, even though vampires are dead but we can just say it is a reawakening for your skin cells and hair follicles.
It is a procedure involving using the components of the clients’ own blood to rejuvenate their skin. Many products these days use substances in creams and lotions called “growth factors”. With PRP you are using your own blood and therefore your own growth factors to get rid of things such as acne and rejuvenate your skin as well as hair follicles. This process is effective because it reduces the risk of your skin reacting and causing things such as allergic reactions and irritation.
The process involves extracting the person’s blood, then centrifuging it to separate the Red blood cells and the Platelet Rich plasma.
This treatment is applied to the face via injection or an instrument that allows the plasma to be used as a serum, whilst micro-blading the face allowing the serum to enter the punctures in the skin.
General recommendation for prevalence of Cosmetic PRP treatment:
- It is recommended that the client receives three sessions of PRP therapy.
- Each session must be one month apart for the benefit of better results.
- Annual top-up sessions are also suggested
The difference between PRP and other mainstream treatments:
- More natural and less harmful, therefore the patient is less at risk from allergic reactions
- Doesn’t reduce the movement of the muscle of facial expression
- Although takes longer to show, the results are better and they last longer
Although PRP is available as a cosmetic treatment, it can also be used to treat things like chronic pain and hair loss.
General PRP is used as a healing process for things such as:
- Degenerative knee conditions
- Muscle tears
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Rotator cuff
- Gynaecological conditions