PRP Therapy (The Vampire Facelift) - Using the natural attributes of your body to refresh your face
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (commonly known as the Dracula therapy or the vampire facelift) uses specific Platelet Rich Plasma obtained from your own blood, this popular non-surgical treatment is designed to create a more youthful appearance overall.
Treatment Time: 1 hour approx.
Down Time: None
Lasts: 3 – 4 months
Suitable for both male and female patients
Your own blood cells and plasma have regenerative properties that we can use to treat the ageing process. These cells can rejuvenate skin, tendons and bones. When enriched plasma is injected into your face it stimulates firmer youthful looking skin. This is a non-surgical procedure that prolongs a more youthful appearance using only your own cells.
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How does PRP Therapy work?
PRP stands for Platelets Rich Plasma, this defines a high concentration of blood platelets in a small volume of plasma.
Platelets (blood cells) are powerful little cells that contain great things, including the growth factors that promote healing and regeneration. With PRP we deliver a concentrated dose of your own platelets back into your skin. We extract a small amount of your blood (hence the vampire facelift nickname), alter the balance of platelets to plasma and gently inject this back into your skin, where you wish to see improvement of your complexion.
What are the benefits of PRP Therapy?
The Ageing Process damages your skins layers and decreases you levels of Collagen, Elastin, skin fatty layers, extra cellular matrix and your total number of cells. This leads to changes in skin texture, firmness, radiance, volume, flexibility and wrinkle formation.
Your PRP therapy (or vampire facelift) gives measurable improvement of skin complexion, tone, texture and colour, visible changes will be noticeable in 3 – 4 weeks (especially forehead, cheeks, neck and backs of hands).
PRP is not a filler it is your own enriched plasma.
PRP augments your skin by enhancing growth and collagen levels.
One – off treatment brings negligible down time and noticeable results but cut to the on-going process of ageing subsequent treatments are recommended.
Currently, only Plasma rich in growth factors allow for the stimulation of the cell healing process in many different tissues in your body.
Is PRP therapy safe?
PRP uses your own blood cells to regenerate your skin, making it inherently safe.
How long before I see results?
It can take about 3 – 4 weeks to see the full effects after the treatment.
How long will it last?
Up to six month, although 3 – 4 months is most common. We offer all our patients the opportunity for a free 2 week follow up appointment to assess the effect of treatment & administer any top up treatments if necessary.
Does it hurt?
This is an effective therapy that can give a little discomfort during the injection procedure and localised tenderness following.
Are there any side effects?
Any mild swelling or gentle bruising at the injection site should subside within 48 hours. True side effects are extremely rare, but as with any medicine an allergic reaction may occur or occasionally a treatment may relax nearby muscle groups, causing temporary drooping of eyebrow or eyelid that may last only a few weeks.
How often can I have treatments?
We can discuss this at your initial appointment.
When should you not have this treatment?
If you are undergoing or have : Chemotherapy, steroid therapy, dermatological diseases (i.e. Porphyria), blood disorders or platelet abnormalities, certain herbal products, Aspirin use, anticoagulation therapy.
Following your vampire facelift you should avoid rubbing or touching the injected areas and avoid having facials and massage for 48 hours, this is to ensure that the treatment remains at the site of injection. Also avoid vigorous exercise for 48 hours.