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PRP Facial Treatment- Vampire Facial
PRP facial (which you may have heard referred to as a ‘Vampire Facial’ or ‘Vampire Facelift’) involves withdrawing a small amount of a patient’s blood, spinning the blood in a machine called a centrifuge in order to isolate the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from the red and white blood cells, and then re-injecting the platelets into the patient’s face to produce brighter and smoother skin. It’s a non-surgical treatment that relies on the body’s own, natural healing powers.
The Benefits of PRP Facelifts
Platelets contain hundreds of proteins called growth factors that help heal injured tissue and damaged skin. PRP techniques are also widely used for sports injuries and orthopedics. Here at London Real Skin, we inject platelets into targeted locations, allowing the skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.
By re-injecting the platelets and releasing the growth factors that stimulate repair, PRP can reduce the appearance of wrinkles, reduce the appearance of acne scarring, fill out fine lines, reduce pigmentation, and plump and stimulate the skin for a fresh, rejuvenated appearance.
PRP can be used to treat the cheeks, neck, jawline, area around the eyes, and chest. It’s a less-invasive, more natural alternative to a surgical facelift. What’s more, it requires minimal downtime and results are noticeable for up to 18 months after a series of treatments.
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What is involved in PRP Treatment?
First, an aesthetic practitioner from London Real Skin will assess your skin, seek to understand your expectations and goals, provide a treatment plan, and take ‘before’ photographs.
Once the treatment has been explained, your skin will be cleansed and a small amount of blood will be drawn and centrifuged. Once prepared and activated, the platelets will be injected into targeted areas on your skin, in particular into fine lines, wrinkles, and around areas of particular concern in terms of scarring or pigmentation.
From start to finish, the treatment takes 30 minutes.
While patient’s are welcome to enjoy just one treatment, we most often recommend three sessions, spaced four weeks apart. This will ensure maximum, long-lasting results.
The following aftercare is recommended to improve the treatment results and to minimise side-effects from the treatment:
- Avoid sun
- Moisturise the skin
- Drink plenty of water
- Avoid makeup for 2-12 hours
- Avoid hot water for 12-24 hours
- Ice on and off to reduce swelling, if any
PRP is not suitable for the following people:
- Those suffering from Platelet Dysfunction Syndrome, Critical Thrombocytopenia, Hypofibrinogenemia, Sepsis, Acute and Chronic Infections, Severe Metabolic and Systemic Disorders
- Clients with an infection on their face, including cold sores
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women
- Clients who have had laser resurfacing or a skin peel in the last 6 weeks
- Our aesthetic practitioner will advise if there are any other special precautions you have to take prior to your treatment.
After treatment clients may experience the following side-effects:
- Minimal swelling or bruising after the treatment
- Some bleeding during the treatment but not afterwards
- Redness for 12-24 hours