What is Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy?
PRP Facial rejuvenation/ Vampire Facial
Platelet Rich Plasma is the most natural and safest yet effective treatments available on the aesthetic market right now to rejuvenate the skin especially the under eye area as facial and body areas. More commonly known in the media as the ‘Vampire Facial’ and ‘Vampire Facelift’, it is one of the rejuvenation treatment of choice at Reborn due to effectiveness, naturalness and minimal downtime.
How do PRP Injections work ?
The Vampire Facial works by using your own platelet cells from a portion of your own blood, rich in growth factors and stem cells to regenerate and remodel the skin naturally increasing elasticity and collagen production. The skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced to create a youthful, radiant glow.
The beauty of having PRP treatment is that it uses your own blood; it contains no foreign or synthetic chemicals and therefore has no side effects. The result is smoother, younger looking skin. Vampire Facial treatment results continue to improve over a period of 6-12 weeks.
What are the benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma treatment?
Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma treatment are:
- Safe with minimal recovery
- 100% natural, non-synthetic treatment
- Effective & lasting
- Promotes growth and repair by utilizing your own blood cells
- Suitable for all skin types
- Treats a magnitude of skin concerns in one treatment
These effects result in an improved skin tone, colour and texture, as well as smoothed lines and a softened appearance of wrinkles. In addition to these benefits, the injected area will also experience an increase in hydration, helping to keep skin soft, healthy and vibrant. These benefits are a direct result of growth factors, which control the body’s wound healing mechanism. When growth factors are stimulated by a PRP treatment, collagen production is boosted, helping to improve the appearance of ageing related skin damage, including wrinkles, scarring and fine lines.
What is the treatment process of PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma is a very safe, quick and comfortable treatment. Prior to the procedure, a numbing cream is applied to the skin in order to minimise any discomfort from the PRP injection. Next, a small amount of blood is drawn from the arm. This amount isn’t more than the amount required for a blood test, which is around 10ml-20ml.
The drawn blood is placed into a sterile and specifically designed vial, which is inserted into a specialised centrifuge that prepares the blood for PRP therapy. A patented separator gel within the tube isolates the platelets and plasma from red blood cells as the vial spins, separating the blood into its three main cell types: red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
The richest platelet part of the now separated plasma (PRP) is then safely and painlessly re-injected into the skin. For extra efficiency, the platelets are further infused into the skin with skin needling. This immediately activates growth factors and stem cells, triggering rejuvenation that will result in renewed, youthful and vibrant skin. While three to five PRP injection treatments are generally recommended to obtain optimal results, visible improvements can be seen after just one treatment.