VAMPIRE FACELIFT – Platelet Rich Plasma
Skin Conditions Treated:
Upper & Lower Eye Area
Fine lines and wrinkles
Ageing & sagging skin
Neck & Décolletage
About the treatment
Platelet Rich Plasma is the most natural and safest yet effective treatments available on the aesthetic market right now to rejuvenate the skin especially the under-eye area as facial and body areas. More commonly known in the media as the ‘Vampire Facial’ and ‘Vampire Facelift’, it is a rejuvenation treatment of choice due to effectiveness, naturalness and minimal downtime.
How do PRP Injections work
The Vampire Facial works by using your own platelet cells from a portion of your own blood, rich in growth factors and stem cells to regenerate and remodel the skin naturally increasing elasticity and collagen production. The skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced to create a youthful, radiant glow.
PRP injections are hugely successful in the treatment of areas such as, crow’s feet, “creepy” eyelids, thinning hair, acne scars and wrinkles
The beauty of having PRP treatment is that it uses your own blood; it contains no foreign or synthetic chemicals and therefore has no side effects. The result is smoother, younger looking skin. Vampire Facial treatment results continue to improve over a period of 6-12 weeks.
Benefits of Platelet Rich Plasma treatment
Safe with minimal recovery
100% natural, non-synthetic treatment
Effective & lasting
Promotes growth and repair by utilizing your own blood cells
Suitable for all skin types
Treats a magnitude of skin concerns in one treatment
How does the treatment work?
Platelets contain a high content of “growth factors” – proteins that help to heal injured tissue or damaged skin. Studies have shown this technique to be highly effective in the treatment of skin wounds, particularly burns. Upon injection into the skin, platelets release their growth factors which trigger surrounding cells to proliferate, in turn stimulating repair, increasing volume and rejuvenating the skin.
Most importantly, the growth factors contained in the plasma boost collagen production – the stimulation of collagen production results in new skin cells being formed and therefore an improvement in skin elasticity. Ultimately this creates a tightening effect on the treated area and enables patients to achieve a more beautiful, youthful skin. PRP Injections are injected below the surface of the skin in the area of fat loss and/or wrinkles and provides a gradual increase in skin thickness. Visible results appear after the first treatment session but the activity of the stem cells in the plasma continues working for about 3 months after treatment.
What areas can be treated?
Vampire Facelift treatment can be performed on the face, neck, hands and all over the body with excellent results: skin is re-plumped and rejuvenated; fine lines and wrinkles are reduced and skin contours are redefined to create a youthful, radiant glow. It is hugely successful in the treatment of areas such as:
Upper and lower eye area
Fine lines and wrinkles
Ageing and sagging skin
Neck & décolletage
Are PRP injections safe?
Vampire Facelift treatment is the safest non-invasive procedure available on the market today because you are using cells from your own body therefore there can be no allergic reaction.
How many treatments are required?
Most clients will require a course of 3 Platelet Rich Plasma treatments depending on area and condition being treatment. Treatments normally occur at 6-8 week intervals.
Are the results Vampire Facial treatments immediate?
At your first treatment visit, it may appear that the treatment worked immediately because of swelling from the watery ingredients of your plasma. In a few days, when the swelling goes down and the water is absorbed by your body, you may look as you did before your treatment. Platelet Rich Plasma treatment takes time to gradually correct the texture and lines in your skin and results can be visible from 6-12 weeks after treatment. A course of treatments will be recommended over 12 months for optimum results.
How long do treatment results last?
Following a course of PRP injections results will typically last up to 1 year after the first treatment session in most clients. Touch-up treatments may be needed to maintain the desired effect depending on the extent of ageing and skin concerns.
Does the treatment hurt?
Prior to your Vampire Facial, the skin is numbed with a topical anaesthetic and plasma is then injected into the epidermis and dermis – you may experience a sensation of tiny pin pricks and stinging sensations which will subside after a few minutes. Treatment is quick and very tolerable.
What can I expect to happen at a treatment session?
10 to 20 millilitres of blood is taken from you (just like having a blood sample taken). The area where the injections will be given will be cleaned with an antiseptic, and a local anaesthetic will be applied on areas where injections will be made. Once the platelets are prepared it will be injected into your skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. Multiple injections will be needed.
How long does the treatment take?
Prior to treatment topical anaesthetic cream will be applied for 30-40 minutes. Treatment times ranges from 40-60 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
What can I expect after treatment?
Slight swelling may be experienced but this will usually resolve in 24-72 hours. In cases where patients are prone to bruising easily, slight bruising may be evident, but as with any other filler, this is easily covered with make-up. Your nurse will give you specific post-treatment care instructions.
How quickly can I get back to my daily activities?
Most clients feel comfortable going back to their normal activities immediately and back to work the following day.
Can Platelet Rich Plasma treatment be used in combination with other skin treatments?
Yes, the Vampire Facelift used in combination with Micro needling and Dermal Fillers has shown amazing results.