Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is also widely known as the Vampire or Dracula Facelift. The procedure works on the basis that the body’s own natural healing process may slow down or delay the ageing of the skin.
PRP for fine lines and wrinkles
Platelet Rich Plasma is a very natural way to treat lines and wrinkles, increase volume to the face and rejuvenate the skin by purely using the body’s own serum.
The PRP is harvested from your own blood and is collected in exactly the same way that blood is taken for a standard blood test.
The blood is spun in a centrifuge, which separates out the cells, serum and platelets. The separated platelets (which hold all of the natural growth factors that stimulate inactive cells to promote collagen and tissue growth) are then injected into the face or area of the body that requires stimulation and rejuvenation.
PRP for dark circles under eyes
Many patients ask us how they can get rid of dark circles under the eye area and PRP is one of only a few aesthetic treatments that can be used to treat this delicate area.
Dark circles are the result of light reflecting off the blood vessels that sit just below the surface of the skin. As we age, the skin becomes thinner and the dark circles become more prominent.
Just as exciting is the fact that Platelet Rich Plasma can also be used to stimulate dormant hair follicles by encouraging them to start growing again.
PRP is effective for
- Fine lines
- Volume loss
- Dark circles