PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) treatments are very popular procedures. PRP is derived from your own blood and is rich in many growth factors. These growth factors can rejuvenate the skin resulting in glowing skin, refined pore size and fewer wrinkles. It works very well for rejuvenating the eye area and giving the skin a more youthful appearance.
PRP has been used to support wound healing for over 20 years. It has also been used in combination with fat transfer to improve the results. Most recently in the past 5 years, PRP has been used for aesthetic indications such as the Vampire facelift and the Vampire facial.
PRP injections can be performed as part of the Vampire facelift or as a stand alone procedure. PRP can be injected to the face or microneedled with a pen. Our doctor has been performing PRP procedures for over 5 years and was trained by Dr. Runels, the originator of the Vampire facelift. She believes that the combination of injecting and microneedling gives superior results.
The PRP Procedure
We draw your blood and the platelet rich plasma is harvested. The platelets have an incredible ability to promote healing. When applied to the skin with injections of Microneedling , we see an improvement in wrinkles, pore size and crepey skin. The growth factors appear to stimulate collagen and elastin production. If filler is injected along with the PRP, results are seen immediately. If only PRP injections or microneedling are performed, it takes time for the skin to show a response. Typically, 3 weeks after the procedure, the skin has a luminous glow. Results continue to improve for months.
PRP alone can not restore volume. You will likely need filler if you have deeper folds or have lost volume.
The Vampire facial is Microneedling of PRP (typically 4 sessions are needed). The Vampire facelift combines injection of fillers with injections of PRP (This procedure is performed once and the results last 15 months or more). PRP Injections (wonderful procedure for rejuvenating the eye area) require multiple sessions, 3-6 for optimal results.
We offer multiple PRP procedures
- The Vampire Facelift(TM) -PRP and Filler to recontour the face and rejuvenate
- PRP Injections of the face, neck and chest
- PRP Microneedling called the Vampire Facial for skin rejuvenation
- PRP Injections to support healthy hair