Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a natural substance created from your own blood that contains a high level of healing properties.
Also known as the Vampire Facial, PRP therapy is a great injectable treatment for naturally rejuvenating the skin and repairing signs of ageing. The treatment involves reinjecting your own platelet rich plasma into your skin, delivering an abundance of growth factors that stimulate the body’s natural healing response. This helps to achieve total skin rejuvenation.
Why try PRP?
It provides total rejuvenation and collagen stimulation
PRP stimulates collagen and elastin production which thickens and tightens thinning skin, effectively smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Because it boosts collagen, it’s also a great treatment for improving overall skin texture and tone. It’s particularly good for people who suffer from rosacea or acne. Collagen production is stimulated when skin cell trauma occurs. This occurs during the treatment when the minuscule needles penetrate the upper layers of your skin during the microneedling portion of your treatment.
As soon as your skin is penetrated, existing collagen starts to heal the skin. At the same time, your body starts to grow new, stronger, healthier collagen. Although this higher quality collagen takes a couple weeks to grow, you will notice immediate skin tightening.
It treats delicate and difficult to reach areas
PRP is extremely effective for treating difficult to treat areas, such as the delicate under eye area where clients often notice signs of ageing first but where no laser can be used. Old skin cells are recycled, new skin cells, collagen and elastin are formed and fine lines and wrinkles are eliminated. The appearance of deeper folds are also diminished as hollow areas of your face are plumped up.
It’s a safe and natural type of cosmetic injectable
It’s also not a new treatment. It’s long been recognised and used in the hospital system and in sports medicine for its effective wound healing properties since the 1970s. PRP uses your own natural elements. The treatment works by drawing a small sample of your blood, which is then spun in a centrifuge for approximately five minutes to separate the plasma from the other blood particles. The PRP is then reinjected back into the treatment area.
Results are long-lasting
Results from PRP take between three to four weeks to appear but are long-lasting, typically lasting 12 to 18 months after an initial series of three treatments.