PRP & Vampire Facial
What is PRP?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy uses your own healthy plasma derived from your own blood to treat many concerns including acne scarring, stretchmarks, pigmentation as well as providing a healthy glow and rejuvenation for the skin. Possible uses include:
- Diabetic foot ulcers
- Superficial injuries, cuts, abrasions and surgical wounds
- Post-traumaticscars – PRP combined with centrifuged fat tissue and fractional laser resurfacing improve the cosmetic appearance of scars
- Facial rejuvenation
What will happen during my PRP Therapy treatment?
The Doctor will first explain the treatment to you and answer any questions you may have before proceeding. The Doctor will first draw your blood and place it in a vial to be spun for the platelets to separate from the red blood cells. The plasma rich platelets will then be drawn from the vial and injected into the treatment area’s or will be used in conjunction with a Micro-needling treatment for a “Vampire Facial” by one of our talented Beauty Therapists.
What is the difference between PRP injections and Vampire Facials?
It is the way the PRP is administered, one being through injections and the other through micro-needling.
The Vampire facial is a micro-needling treatment that lasts 20-30min where the PRP is applied topically and worked into the tiny channels that the needling creates. This is suitable for an overall rejuvenation and will address almost all skin concerns.
PRP Injections work like Facial Fillers but instead of using Hyaluronic Acid our Doctor uses your very own Platelet Rich Plasma to inject into your concern areas. This is suited for specific concern areas or a strong overall boost to the skin.
How many treatments do I need?
Results vary per individual. Results can start to be seen around 4 weeks after your very first treatment and they are cumulative getting better over time. It also depends on your area of concern for example acne scarring could take longer to treat than fine lines. A course of treatments is highly suggested, and it generally involves 2-3 appointments, spaced 1 month apart, thereafter, results can be maintained with a single repeat treatment every 6-12 months.
What are the contraindications?
- Critical thrombocytopenia(low platelet count)
- Haemodynamic instability (collapse)
- Acuteand chronic infections
- Chronic liver disease
- Anti-coagulationtherapy (warfarin, dabigatran, heparin).
What are the precautions?
- it is recommended to avoid medicines for at least a week prior, that prolong bleeding, such as aspirin, naproxen, ibuprofen or blood thinners.
- eat a meal at least 30 min before the procedure to avoid light-headedness.
What is the aftercare required?
- Do not rub the injected area immediately after the procedure
- Avoid lying down for 4 hours after the injections
- Do not exercise for 24 hours after a treatment
- Usual skin care routine may be continued, and make-up may be applied from the next day
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