Natural Regeneration & Restoration
Platelet Rich Plasma has been used in facial rejuvenation around the world since 2006, it is sometimes called the Vampire Facelift.
The treatment is ideal for individuals looking for gradual but noticeable improvement in skin texture, tone and color with minimal or no downtime. This revolutionary natural procedure offers incredible skin rejuvenation. Platelets in your blood contain numerous Platelet Derived Growth Factors (PDGF). These growth factors stimulate proliferation of fibroblasts and keratinocytes which produce collagen and keratin. PDGF have a significant role in blood vessel formation, the cellular division of fibroblasts (the most common cells in connective tissue), and in synthesizing the extracellular matrix and collagen. Collagen production has been attributed to helping correct the visible effects of wrinkles.
This procedure is a non- surgical facelift, and it helps restore or enhance areas which require volume. Improvement of skin texture and tone can be noticeable within three weeks and improvement continues for the next 8 months as more collagen and keratin is laid under skin. The results typically last 2 years or longer. Areas of treatment include cheeks and mid-face, wrinkling around the eyes, smile lines, nasolabial fold, neck and jawline, chest, acne scarring and more. The process takes between 60-90 minutes, depending on complexity. For the best result, we recommend three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
What happens during a facial rejuvenation treatment with PRP?
The Clinician’s will assess the degree of skin aging, perform a simple skin analysis, and recommend a sensible treatment with a reasonable outcome. After your skin is cleansed and prepared, local anesthetic cream is applied. Blood is then taken from your arm and processed. For treating the entire face, PRP is applied to the skin after using the microneedling technique. For treating specific areas such as around the eyes and laugh lines, PRP placed on to the target area.
What is PRP?
PRP is the plasma that is seperated from the blood.
Is the procedure painful?
Numbing cream is applied to the face 25 minutes before the procedure, making the treatment very comfortable. Most patients do not feel much sensation.
Is PRP safe?
PRP skin treatments are extremely safe. Because PRP is produced from your own blood, there is no risk of an allergic reaction. In addition, PRP contains concentrated amount of white blood cells, your natural defenders against infections. As a result, infection is extremely rare with our PRP treatment.
How long is thе recovery time?
Typically, there is little to no down time associated with the treatment. Some redness may last a day after treatment. Minor bruising may occur, but clears up in about a week and can be concealed with cosmetics. Normal activity can be resumed immediately, but your face should be protected from the sun.
Are there any contraindications?
Persons with skin disease (lupus, porphyria, allergies), cancer, chemotherapy, severe metabolic and systemic disorders, abnormal platelet function (i.e. blood disorders), and underlying sepsis excludes the use of PRP.
SDS PRP Facial Procedure
Prior to your appointment, it is crucial that you remain well hydrated. This will ensure your procedure is as effective as possible.
At the beginning of your appointment, you will be asked to place your hair in a protective cap. If you have a lot of hair, please attempt to pull it back before putting the cap on. We also reccomend you come with “0” makeup on.
Next, a 5% lidocaine is applied liberally over the face. Meanwhile, the clinicians will draw a small amount of your blood and place it into a centrifuge. After 20 minutes, the lidocaine is removed using cleansing cloths.
Once your face is clear, the clinician will use a dermal roll to lightly prick the hard outer surface of the epidermal layer of the skin to facilitate absorption.
Then blood plasma is taken out after being spun in the centrifuge to them be applied to your face. The clinicians will then let the blood sit on your face for about 15 to 20 minutes. Once that is finished the blood is wiped off.
The PRP is then carefully applied and massaged into the areas of the face that have been treated by the dermal roll. The PRP is left to dry on the face for at least 30 minutes.
After the Procedure:
After the PRP is fully dried, you are free to leave the office. It is highly suggested that you wait for a minimum of two hours before rinsing the face gently with cold water. It is also crucial that you avoid direct sunlight for 24 hours after receiving treatment (the use of blood isn't the only reason they call it a Vampire facial).
The Next Day:
The day after your treatment, you are free to apply your regular moisturizer and sunscreen.
TIt is advised that you schedule follow-up treatments every 4 to 6 weeks for a total of 6 treatments for optimal results.