Platelet-Rich Plasma for Skin Rejuvenation and Anti-Aging
What is PRP?
PRP Facial, sometimes referred to as the “Vampire Facial”, is a non-surgical procedure for facial and skin rejuvenation. PRP has been used for skin rejuvenation since 2005 and is fast-growing in popularity for its amazing results. Treating everything from hair loss to fine lines and wrinkles, the PRP facial is revolutionising the way we look at aging!
How does PRP work?
A lot of people are opting for PRP injections as it uses the clients own blood to help stimulate new cell growth. A small blood sample is drawn from the client via venepuncture. This blood is then placed in a sterile tube, then spun in a Centrifuge to separate red and white cells from platelets and plasma (clear fluid). This plasma now has a greater number of platelets, thus making it platelet-rich plasma. This plasma can now be used for the treatment. The injections are quick- only take about 15-20 minutes- and are relatively painless. There may be mild swelling, redness and bruising which typically dissipates in 1-3 days. Since the PRP is made from the clients own cells, there is virtually no risk of side effects.
Why use PRP?
When injected into the skin, PRP grows new collagen. Newer studies have shown that PRP can also soften sun damage while smoothing and tightening skin. It is an effective treatment in correcting common age-related skin concerns such as dark circles and hollows under the eyes, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging, decreased firmness and uneven tone. PRP can also be used to treat thinning hair and hair-loss particularly male pattern baldness.
PRP vs Dermal Fillers?
PRP works differently from dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are known to give more immediate results which can last 8-12 months. PRP on the other hand shows results more gradually, but since it’s the clients own collagen that is generated, the effects can last 1-2 years. While dermal fillers fill individual wrinkles or treatment areas with natural substances such as hyaluronic acid, PRP improves overall skin tone and texture.