PRP (Vampire Facial) stands for Platelet Rich Plasma and is famously known as the Vampire Facial. It is an advanced anti-aging and healing treatment. Your own blood is used as natural filler and skin booster solution that induces synthesis of collagen. This stimulation aids in the overall firming and toning of the skin, resulting in a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Platelet rich plasma is not only rich in platelet cells but also numerous growth factors that play a role in tissue growth, healing, and regeneration. These specific growth factors include: Transforming growth factors beta (TGFB), Platelet-derived growth factors (PDGF), Insulin-like growth factors (IGF), Vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF), Epithelial growth factors (EGF), and Fibroblast growth factors-2 (FGF-2).
Platelets are blood cells with several roles to play in the body.
One is to promote blood clotting so that a person does not excessively bleed when they are cut. Another is to contain proteins in the blood that help wounds to heal.Researchers theorize that by injecting areas of inflammation or tissue damage with high concentrations of platelets, it can encourage wounds to heal. A small blood sample is taken from the person being treated and put into a centrifuge or other specialized device that spins at high speed. This process separates platelets from other blood components.
The concentration of platelets is then injected into the area of the person’s body that needs to be treated.Because the injection contains a high concentration of platelets, which can be from 5 to 10 times more than the untreated blood, doctors theorize that the platelets will speed up healing.
What are the benefits?
Some examples of treatment areas where PRP has been used include:
Doctors have injected PRP into the scalp, as a way of reducing the inflammation that can lead to hair loss.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy for plastic surgery.
Platelet-rich plasma therapy may be used in plastic surgery to promote tissue healing and doctors first used PRP to help people heal after jaw and plastic surgeries. Examples of tissues that PRP has been used on include:
Ligaments can take time and be difficult to heal, which can make PRP an attractive option for some of those who have experienced injuries to this tissue group.
Doctors have used PRP to reduce inflammation caused by osteoarthritis. This inflammation can lead to joints becoming painful and stiff.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Plasma is a primary component found in blood and is made up of many other elements such as red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets.
Vascular Endothelial Growth Factors (VEGF) are one of the most important PRP components which functions to increase blood flow, oxygenation leading to increased collagen growth, tissue healing, and skin regeneration.
First, blood is drawn from the patient. Through a process called centrifugation, the platelets are separated from the other blood cells, which then increases the platelet concentration within the plasma.
The use of a patient’s own blood eliminates any allergic reactions associated with blood transfusions.
This newly formed platelet rich plasma is then injected into the specific treatment area, so your skin regenerates collagen and elastic fibers more efficiently.
These platelets aid in the body’s ability to heal damaged tissue and promote new cell growth because they contain hundreds of natural growth factors. PRP is an advanced anti-aging and healing treatment.
More even skin tone.