Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: “The Vampire Facial”
The skin rejuvenation treatment Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is, in slang terminology, called….. a “Vampire Facial,” because it uses the patient’s own blood. Platelets found in plasma are removed from a sample of the patient’s blood, then injected into areas of the face to augment healing.
Platelets are cells found in the bloodstream that allow blood to clot. When a clot is formed, platelets emit enzymes that boost healing and aid in tissue regeneration by drawing stem cells to the area to help repair damage.
A Vampire Facial begins when the clinician withdraws a sample of the patient’s blood. The PRP is removed from it. Then this plasma is injected into key areas of the patient’s face using micro-needling technology.
These injections spur the production of collagen and the creation of new skin cells rich with human growth elements, which allow skin to heal and renew itself, creating younger, firmer, and more supple skin.
The Vampire Facial gives new life to the patient’s skin with little downtime.
This procedure is great because not only are you getting the benefits of a smoother and younger looking face, but you are getting injected with only bio-natural products. Other types of filler procedures use artificial materials. As for safety, since you are only having bio-natural things injected into your face, the vampire face lift is typically safe. Your body easily accommodates the filler because it’s made from your own blood. There is a theory that using your own body tissues will cause your tissue to regenerate collagen, although this has yet to be fully proven.
When you hear the name vampire face lift, it can make you think of a lot of different things. However, it’s a great alternative to an actual, surgical face lift. What makes the vampire face lift even more enticing, is that this kind of face lift doesn’t use any artificial products, thus making it a much safer choice. That’s reassuring to hear since it’s going into your own body. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to brighten up your face a little bit, and with a vampire face lift, you can do this pretty quickly, with few side effects and a short recovery time.