2 to 3 sessions at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks
45-60 minutes per session
1 time per season
Known to some as the “vampire facelift”, PRP in aesthetic medicine is an exciting avenue that has produced tremendous results for clients looking to achieve a more youthful appearance.
The idea is that injecting PRP into damaged tissues will stimulate your body to grow new, healthy cells and promote healing.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injection of the patient’s own platelets and fibrin for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles or scars in the face, hands, and neck. It uses of one’s own blood to rejuvenate skin, grow back hair and improve the healing of skin, muscle and bone.
It is less invasive than plastic surgery, takes about 20 minutes for each treatment, and offers improvements for up to 18 months.
The “Vampire Lift” treatment can be paired with hyaluronic acid filler and combined with laser resurfacing or skin tightening procedures for a complete yet natural makeover.
The effect of injecting platelet rich plasma into the skin or the scalp is to stimulate collagen formation and hair growth. This allows a progressive improvement in the quality and texture of the skin, restoring vitality to (sun) damaged areas of the face, neck, hands and scalp.
The PRP injection session begins with taking 15 ml of blood from the elbow crease before it is centrifuged for a few minutes.
The PRP injection session is held in the doctor’s office, usually under local anesthesia, after disinfecting patient’s treated area.
PRP injection are virtually pain free procedure. The patient will feel only slight bite-like sting at a point of injection, which will subside in a few hours. A moisturizer is prescribed to drain the treated areas during the 24 hours following the PRP session.
The patient can observe an improvement of his skin after a few days of the treatment and major improvement within next weeks. Regarding hair loss treatments, it will take about a month to see the decrease in hair loss and the regrowth of new hair bulbs. Several sessions per year are recommended to sustain or improve the result.