PRP Injections, commonly known as the Vampire Facial, are not as macabre as they might sound! Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a completely natural substance extracted from your own blood and reinjected into precise locations on the face to treat a wide range of skin concerns. PRP is rich in stem cells and proteins which stimulate healing. The treatment is exceptionally effective in rejuvenating ageing skin, plumping sagging areas, improving texture and promoting the body’s own production of natural collagen.
Because of its outstanding healing properties, PRP is commonly used by doctors and medical professionals to treat arthritis and heal injuries. As the product is completely natural and created by the patient’s own body, there is no risk of any reaction or side effect. PRP is just as effective in healing skin tissue and this is why the Vampire facial is becoming one of the most widely popular skin rejuvenation treatments here and internationally.
After a full consultation, one of our highly experienced clinicians will take a very small quantity of your blood. This will be used to produce the PRP which can be done in just minutes. A local anaesthetic will be applied to the areas to be treated and our clinician will then inject the PRP into precise locations on your face using a very fine needle. The effects are not immediate as Platelet Rich Plasma takes some time to act upon your skin tissue, promoting regrowth of cells and stimulating collagen production. The full results of the treatment typically become visible between 6 and 12 weeks after treatment and can last for up to a year. For optimum results, we normally recommend a course of treatments to clients.
PRP treatment is complete in about an hour and you should be able to resume your normal activities immediately after treatment. You may have some slight swelling or redness around the injection sites but this is generally mild enough to be easily covered by makeup and should disappear between 24 and 72 hours after treatment.