Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), also known as Vampire Facial is currently one of the most talked about treatments in the aesthetics industry.
It is an advanced skin treatment which is great for skin rejuvenation. It's a treatment which uses your own blood platelets to stimulate new cell growth, helping to improve your complexion and skin texture. The important part of PRP is the fact that it uses your own blood as part of the restorative technique in which plasma from your blood is injected into the tissues of your skin in high concentrations, and in targeted areas.
Platelet Rich Plasma
The human ageing process is complex. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can be used for skin regeneration and rejuvenation. With the ageing process, the epidermal layer changes less than the dermis, where the number of cells and their reproductive activity slows down. Consecutively, the levels of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and glycosaminoglycans decrease. Collagen accounts for as much as approximately 70% of the skin’s dry weight and plays a pivotal role in maintaining the skin’s structure. Collagen which exists in the following subtypes: Type I and Type III collagen are present in the highest amounts; type IV collagen, which is the main component of the lamina densa; type VII collagen, which is present at the dermal-epidermal interface; and Type V collagen which is found pericellularly.
Collagen changes in a prominent way during the ageing process: in morphology, in its amount, and in its fibre arrangement, which becomes cross-linked, fragmented, and curled. Clinically speaking, ageing skin loses its firmness, elasticity, glow, and tone: it tends to sag, thins, becomes more wrinkled, dull and less glowy, and becomes less hydrated.
Platelets, also known as thrombocytes, are small, irregularly shaped clear cell fragments, 2–3 μm in diameter derived from fragmentation of precursor megakaryocytes. The average life span of a platelet is typically just 5–9 days. Platelets are suspended in blood and are involved in hemostasis, forming blood clots to prevent excessive bleeding.
What are the benefits of PRP face treatment?
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Tightening and toning skin
- Mild collagen and volume loss
- Crow's feet and dark under eye circles
- Acne scarring
- Stimulates new cell growth
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Improves skin complexion
- Helps with first signs of ageing