Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy is a cutting-edge, non-surgical technique that is now available for use as an in-office procedure. Platelets are commonly known as the source of “clotting” or more specifically, binding agents that form together at the sight of bleeding so as to create a seal, in which bleeding ceases and the flow of blood declines. Recent research, however, has discovered other uses for platelets and in fact plays a far greater role in the healing process than initially believed. When platelets assemble at the injured sight, not only do they form seals to hinder bleeding, but they also release growth factors. These growth factors aid in the healing of injured or aged tissues.
PRP can be used as a therapy to treat injured sports players, but at Total Beauty, we apply this same logic, of using platelets for healing purposes, to rejuvenate the face, and to reverse aging effects, to give you that everlasting youth that we all covet.
The “Vampire Facelift” is a breakthrough in filler technology using your own DNA and blood. Your own blood is used as natural filler, and used to rejuvenate your appearance similar to the effects of fillers such as Restylane.
This procedure is completely non-surgical and non-invasive, meaning the effects are unlike surgical procedures and does not imitate the same effects as facelifts. What happens instead, is, that PRP aids to restore, or enhance, areas, which require volume. PRP can be used for deep fold, wrinkles and acne scarring.
PRP can be used to treat the following:
- Glabellar lines (the number 11 sign between the brow
- Forehead lines
- Periorbital lines (crow’s feet)
- Nasolabial folds
- Smile lines
- Treat acne scars
- Vertical lip lines (lipstick lines)
- Marionette lines (the ones from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
PRP contains growth factors which encourages your body to restore and repair tissues, using your body’s own natural processes, and resources. This technique is able to rejuvenate your skin by isolating elements from your blood, which can then be injected below wrinkles, folds and acne scars.
Within a matter of minutes, your doctor can create autologous, which means from you to you, PRP and activate your stem cells for the Vampire FaceLift® Procedure™.
Our licensed doctor will draw a small amount of blood, similar to the amount needed for a simple blood test.
The practitioner places the blood into a centrifuge and spins the blood at a very rapid rate to separate the platelets from the other components of the blood.
The platelets are activated by using one of two methods that are natural to your body. This activation of the platelets is the final step in producing your own platelet-rich plasma. The best way to visualise PRP is to imagine and remember when you hurt yourself as a child. Maybe you skinned your knee, or fell over. You got a cut or a graze, something that drew blood and cut your skin. Whilst your skin was healing, one of the first processes that confirmed the healing process was the appearance of the yellow “goo” that surrounded the scab. This yellow “goo” is indicative of the thickening of the serum that formed the yellow material. It holds specific growth factors in place that hail stem cells to the area of need and activates them to create new skin.
What to Expect Afterwards
Once treatment is over, the treated area will be slightly pink/red which typically fades in a few hours. There is usually very little bruising, and generally mild swelling, all of which fade in time. Beyond this, there is usually some “settling” of effects over the first 1-2 weeks in which the visual difference can be seen. PRP provides the most natural looking improvement using your own body as its resource as well as its own capacity for repair and regeneration.
Beyond this, there is usually some “settling” of effect over the first 1-2 weeks, after which the improvements noted are long-lasting. PRP provide a natural-looking improvement using your body’s own capacity for repair and regeneration.