What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma therapy is used to treat volume loss in the face, hands and neck. It improves the appearance of crepey skin in the tear troughs, dark circles, facial wrinkles, acne scaring and stretch marks giving you the ultimate in illumination, skin rejuvenation and anti aging properties. Platelets are a crucial component in wound healing and contain multiple growth factors that help to expedite the body's own repair process. Ultimately, stimulating new collagen and elastin using your natural biology triggering the production of new cells over the next 6-8 weeks.
How Is It performed?
The procedure starts with a simple blood draw. Your blood is then spun down in a centrifuge for about 10-15 min at a pre-calculated speed to achieve the most viable fibrin and platelets. PRP takes about 20 minutes to prepare. After the centrifugation, the blood separates the white cells (platelets and fibrin) from the red cells and the platelets/fibrin are re-injected into the area of concern.
PRP For Eye Rejuvenation
PRP injected in the under-eye area improves dark circles, puffiness, fine lines, crepey skin under the eyes, and wrinkles. Generally recommended in a series of three treatments. This can be added on to any treatment.
PRP “Vampire Facelift”
Get the best of both worlds when you combine PRP with dermal fillers also known as the vampire face lift. While all results vary, you can expect restoration in luminosity, vitality and hydration to the skin. The dermal fillers immediately restore volume to your face, fill in lines and smoothen wrinkles. PRP accelerates the regeneration of stem cells increasing the synthesis of collagen and hyaluronic acid.
“Vampire Viva”- NEXT LEVEL!
Get the best in skin resurfacing and remodeling using the most customizable skin resurfacing device in the industry, combine that with platelet rich plasma and take your results to the next level. The first step involves performing the Venus viva treatment. The viva treatment creates micro channels to the surface of the skin while sending highly focused RF energy into those channels stimulating the production of collagen as well as remodeling existing collagen. Second, PRP is injected and applied to the skin immediately following the viva treatment supplying the newly resurfaced skin with a boost of stem cells that are able to penetrate the deeper layers of the dermis.
PRP “Vampire Facial”
With this procedure platelet rich plasma is used with microneedling. The micro-channels created by the micro-needling device provides a direct pathway to the deeper layers of the skin for optimal wound healing. PRP is then topically applied to the skin during the micro-needling procedure, the micro-channels allow for optimal absorption of the PRP. The micro-needling together with the PRP improves the look of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars in addition to thickening the dermis and epidermis for increased volume and plumpness, revitalizing the skin.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
PRP treatments alone is generally recommended in a series of three, 4-6 weeks apart
When Will It Start To Work?
The effects of PRP treatments can be seen in 3-4 weeks post treatment. Collagen will continue to grow post treatment and results can be seen 9-18 months after the procedure.
How Long Does PRP Last?
PRP results can last anywhere between 9-18 months after the procedure. Generally requiring touchup injections every 6-12 months depending on the patient. All results vary
What Is The Downtime For PRP?
Mild swelling, redness and bruising can be expected after treatment which typically dissipates within 1-3 days. With any injection there is a risk for infection. Since, PRP is made from your own stem cells, there is virtually no risk of side effects.
Who Is Not A Candidate For PRP?
• Scleroderma, collagen vascular disease or cardiac abnormalities
• Blood clotting disorders
• Low platelet count
• Septicemia or fever
• Skin infections in the treatment area
• Cancer or history of cancer
• Pregnancy or breastfeeding
• Allergy to lidocaine