PRP-Skin Rejuvenation (Vampire Facial)
What is PRP?
Platelet rich plasma (PRP) is concentrated blood plasma which contains approximately three to five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. Platelets contain components such as platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), transforming growth factor (TGF) and other bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing and possibly hair growth.
Platelets are a constituent of human blood, which is primarily composed of red blood cells (RBC). Other components include white blood cells (WBC), platelets, and plasma. Platelets are involved in coagulation and are integral to the body’s ability to heal wounds. It is thought that by increasing the platelet count in a wounded area, the body’s healing to that area would be accelerated – explaining the use of PRP in wound healing.
During a Vampire Facial, the face is anesthetized with numbing medication and approximately 20cc of blood is drawn. The blood is spun and the PRP is separated. The face is then micro needled to promote a new collagen and elastin formation and the PRP is then placed onto the skin surface as well as injected into the deeper layers to promote skin rejuvenation.