Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy: “The Vampire Facial”
The skin rejuvenation treatment Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy is, in slang terminology, called….. a “Vampire Facial.” This is because it uses the patient’s own blood.
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. They contain important growth factors and cytokines that stimulate the immune system, drawing stem cells to the area to help repair damage.
At the start of a Vampire Facial, the clinician will withdraw a sample of the patient’s blood. The blood sample is then placed in a centrifuge, which is a machine that spins the blood sample very quickly in order to separate the blood into its different components. Then, the now isolated, concentrated plasma is spread around key areas of the patient’s face using micro-needling technology. The platelets have the same effect on the skin as they do in a blood clot, healing any damaged skin and generating new tissue.
The microscopic wounds caused by micro-needling 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 platelet-rich plasma provides enzymes and growth factors that make this process more efficient and effective.
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 being exposed to only bio-natural products. Other types of rejuvenation techniques use artificial materials, but this process simply recycles your own blood. For this reason, the vampire facial is completely safe with little to no risk of complication. Your body easily accommodates the PRP because it’s made from your own blood.
The Vampire Facial is one of the best ways to improve skin texture and even out skin tone. It can significantly reduce the appearance of acne scars, sun damage, or fine lines and wrinkles in a safe and effective way.
For more information on whether the vampire facial is the best option for you, call 678.213.2220 or visit us today to book a consultation with our experienced and trusted physician, Dr. Atkins.