PRP / Vampire Facial
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) facial
For a long time, the power of our body’s own natural growth factors to stimulate healthy new tissue and collagen has been harnessed in the medical community. Look no further than sports, orthopedic and regenerative medicine and the idea of PRP is practically archaic. It’s been used to promote healing, calm inflammation and support arthritis and joint recovery. It was only a matter of time before this protocol was applied to the largest organ in the body: the skin.
First, What Really Is Platelet-rich Plasma And How Is It Processed?
Most of our blood is made up of liquid plasma but it also contains many rich components including red and white blood cells and platelets. Platelets help our blood to clot, and they also contain countless proteins called growth factors which are key to helping injuries heal. The key to harnessing platelets in our blood for ‘good’, is to draw a blood sample and then process it using a centrifuge to separate the platelet-rich plasma from the other parts of the blood. Once we have this concentrated ‘liquid gold’, it can be used for several forms of treatment. Most commonly we hear about it as part of treatment for high-level athletes who may be suffering from injuries (sprained knees, tendonitis, etc.). In our industry, we use PRP to care for the skin.
How to get the Plasma
Optimum Platelet Recovery: 87% +/-10%
FDA Clearance: 501(k) number: BK110035
Convenient Procedure: Takes less than 30 minutes
Small Volume of Blood Required: Better patient tolerance
Best Value – Highest Volume PRP Yield: ~6 mLs of PRP per 10 mL tube
Pure PRP: High-tech gel removes ~97.8% contaminating red blood cells
Consistent Platelet Concentration: Allowing for predictable performance
No Foreign Components: Virtually eliminates the rise of adverse reactions
How it Works?
Micro-Needling is a technique that utilizes a device with fine micro-needles to remold the skin by creating thousands of microscopic channels through the skin, to activate the body’s healing cascade which in turn increases the formation of new tissue. This treatment is also known as a non-ablative skin treatment. Through this treatment, the deeper parts of the skin are treated without removing the top layer of the skin. This treatment is designed to treat various skin conditions such as wrinkles, fine lines, light scarring from acne, and to improve skin color.
In principle, the micro-needling is a similar process to any other non-surgical skin-tightening procedure in that it aims a controlled Non-Thermal injury underneath the skin. Therefore inducing the body to respond through the formation of new layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as new capillaries for an improved blood supply in the treated area. Whenever we can generate openings in the skin we have an opportunity for topical to penetrate more readily through the channels created.
Platelet Rich Plasma is a concentration of platelets which circulate through the blood. Produced from an individual’s own blood, these concentration of cells are critical for blood clotting. The liquid plasma and platelets of the blood are required for cell recruitment and essential for cell multiplication and cell specialization that is required to promote the conditions for healing. Plasma MicroNeedling provides patients with the best enriched plasma.