PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy
PRP Treatment also know as The Vampire Facelift is now available
PRP Therapy has been established for over 20 years for its wound healing properties and it’s proven effectiveness has extended across multiple medical specialties including cardiovascular surgery, orthopedics, sports medicine, podiatry, ENT, neurosurgery, dental and maxillofacial surgery (dental implants and sinus elevations), urology, chronic wound healing, ophthalmology, hair loss and cosmetic surgery.
Blood is made of red blood cells, white blood cells, plasma, and platelets. Platelets were initially known to be responsible for blood clotting. However, they are now known to release growth factors, which promote the healing processes.
PRP is a blood plasma with concentrated platelets (the body’s repairmen for damaged tissue). The concentrated platelets found in the PRP contain huge reservoirs of bioactive proteins, including growth factors that are vital to initiate and accelerate repair and regeneration, as well as stimulate collagen remodeling, improving the skins quality and texture.
PRP Therapy, also known as the Vampire Face Lift – is helpful in treating fine lines under the eyes and around the face, neck and chest. As well treatments can be done to treat thinning hair for men and women.
Since PRP is derived from the patient’s own blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection, and this is considered by many to be the most “natural” injection to enhance the radiance of the skin.
The PRP Treatment process is simple; a small about of blood is drawn, similar to routine blood tests. That blood is subsequently spun in a centrifuge in order to separate out the platelets from the rest of the blood. The Platelet Rich Plasma is then activated to release essential growth factors and nutrient proteins into the plasma, which is then injected into the skin for optimal results. Collagen stimulating factors, epidermal growth factors and keratinocyte growth factors are some the important proteins contained in PRP that result in a natural enhancement of the skin.
In order to minimize any discomfort, we will often apply a freezing cream – such as lidocaine – to your skin topically for 40 to 60 minutes prior to your PRP treatment.
When it comes to alopecia or hair thinning, PRP is injected directly in the scalp in the areas of thinning. The growth factors create a favorable environment to slow the process, and stimulate regrowth of new hairs. Many new studies have shown promise using PRP for multiple different types of alopecia.
To obtain the desires endpoint, usually 3-4 treatments done monthly are required. The results are then usually appreciated a few months later as new collagen is formed/ As this technique is natural and uses a person’s own blood, side effects and risks to the treatment are rare.