PRP treatments – aka “The Vampire Facial” – What’s all the fuss about?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) based facial treatments have generated a considerable amount of media attention lately. From the Kardashian’s to model Bar Rafaeli, these celebrities are loving this procedure. Popularly known as the Vampire Facial, they certainly don’t mind showing off their treatments on social media.
PRP treatments have become popular for their ability to completely rejuvenate the face, resulting in firmer, younger looking skin. The treatment improves the appearance of wrinkles, scars, rejuvenates the under eye area and tightens those stubborn pores, while adding volume. If younger looking skin wasn’t enough, PRP treatments also stimulate collagen production.
Why should I be worried about collagen stimulation?
Since you were born, you have always generated and lost collagen. However, starting in your twenties and thirties, your production starts slowing down. And so, we are all challenged with being able to keep up with the loss of collagen, making this treatment ideal for all clients.
The Vampire PRP Therapy
PRP is natural and created from within your own body. A small amount of blood is drawn from you and placed in a sterile tube that is spun in a centrifuge to separate the different parts of the blood. Red and white blood cells are divided from the platelets and the plasma (the clear fluid). This plasma now contains a higher than normal number of platelets and is called platelet rich plasma, or PRP.
Platelets are the cells in the blood that assist tissue to mend and develop new cells. The PRP, injected into specific areas of the skin, act as a grid that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, and acts to naturally smooth and tighten the skin, stimulates the creation of new skin cells and regeneration of damaged cells. The process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which gives your skin a glow and will immediately feel smoother and softer, with progressive improvements continuing for several months.
Typically, the PRP treatment is from £350. As an added bonus, we offer our clients a way to spread the cost of treatment with our monthly Membership Plans. Ask how our plans can work for you.