The PRP Facial
Why are platelets so magical? Platelets (white blood cells) contain a number of growth factors that can stimulate collagen synthesis, skin renewal, cell growth, and tissue regeneration. For the Vampire facial procedure, a small amount of blood is drawn (usually 1 to 2 vials depending on the areas being treated) and is spun in a centrifuge to separate the platelets and plasma from the red blood cells. The PRP is then injected into those areas where you want to smooth the skin and improve the appearance of wrinkles.
Most women don't need to go under the knife for face lift surgery, which is good because most of them don't want to. The surgical face lift is pretty serious, and very invasive. With today's technology Women and men are turning to more natural less risky and safer anti aging procedures.
The original “Vampire Facelift” Proccedure uses hyaluronic-acid fillers and PRP in conjunction to help improve the appearance of wrinkles and rejuvenate the skin. The theory is that ``the hyaluronic-acid fillers act as like a little scaffolding on which the new PRP-induced tissue growth occurs``.
But the truth is, there is a huge difference between PRP therapy and fillers. Most fillers including Juvederm and Restylane are composed of solid material (hyaluronic acid) which injected can fill lines and deeper folds. They often last for short period of time and require repeated treatments to plump the area again. On the other hand, PRP stimulates collagen growth for absolute facial rejuvenation instead of individual wrinkle enhancement.
PRP - Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is recommended for faces that appear drawn, to soften below eye puffiness, enhance the overall skin tone, texture and tightness and seal skin areas where fillers are not able to reach.
The Big Question: is the PRP Facial right for me?
The best recommended solution to these types of skin issues is Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. PRP is an advanced treatment technology that utilizes ingredients present in an individual’s blood in order to regenerate their skin and revitalize collagen, leading to healthy, young looking skin.
When PRP is injected into particular parts of the skin, its high platelet concentration functions as a matrix that stimulates the growth of new collagen, revitalizes skin tissue and hence leads to a naturally smooth and firm skin. As a result, PRP treatment gets rid of wrinkles and creates a smoother skin feel and tone.
PRP can be injected under the eyes, forehead, and smile lines as well as into deep wrinkles to stimulate collagen regrowth allowing the area to tighten and regain the youthful glow that you once had. Skin rejuvenation with PRP can be done on the neck, Décolleté, and even the back of hands.
We have found that PRP has the best results when it is applied topically all over the face and then pushed into the dermal layer of the skin with the use of a dermaroller or a dermapen.
and Because this PRP is made from the patient's own blood, there is no risk for rejection, infection, or an allergic reaction. PRP can be repeated, and better results are seen with a total of 2-3 treatments given 3-4 months apart. Patients can expect to see better results as they receive more treatments. With time, the results of PRP get better and better.
Anyone who wishes to reduce volume loss, fine lines, and textural changes of the skin is suitable for the vampire facial. It also appeals to the person who is looking for a much more natural approach to volumizing and rejuvenating the face by reducing those fine lines.
The PRP Facial Procedure
While she is doing that, our aesthetician will be giving you a cleansing, exfoliation, and toning treatment with our delicious skin care products followed by dermaplanning, which can best be described as a close shave intended to rid your face of dead skin.
Next we perform a HydraFacial treatment, which nourishes and hydrates the skin while ridding it of dirt and dead skin cells. Think of it as your skin taking the best gulp of water it's ever had.
Then we do the extractions of the Pimples and blackheads. Followed by a face massage with our anti-aging supreme formula, a serum that contains 79 of the best essential oils, antioxidants, extracts, peptides, and healing agents that help oxygenate and tone the skin.
She will then brush on a layer of PRP cells onto the areas where she will be utilizing the dermapen. The dermapen is a device with about 8-10 acupuncture size needles that will push down into the dermis about 2.0 mm. By using the dermapen you can be very specific as to where and how deep you would like to deliver the PRP. By using the dermapen or a dermaroller the anti aging serum and the PRP absorption rate is increased by 100 to 1000 percent.
After about 15 minutes of micro needling to the face, we apply a cooling mask and finish up with another layer of our anti aging moisturizer.